Highlands News

Serious crash on Hume Highway

Emergency services have been called to a serious two vehicle crash along the Hume Highway north of Picton Road. Such was the force of the crash, that one vehcile was split in half. All of the occupants managed to be freed. One man was taken to hospital for further treatment. Picton Fire and Rescue...

UOW Vice Chancellor visits Moss Vale campus

The University of Wollongong's Vice Chancellor made a visit to the Moss Vale campus yesterday. There are currently three full time staff at the campus, with multiple casual lecturers that come in and out. Patricia Davidson said the pandemic has really put the spotlight on a number of skills shortages, particularly in...

Success for Mittagong crossfitter

Mittagong crossfitter Ricky Garard is officially Australia's fittest man. The 27 year old put himself through five days of grueling competition to finish in third place overall at the Cross fit Games in Madison Wisconsin. His campaign included two event wins. Garard was suspended in 2017 after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Image: Benton...

Animal cruelty in the spotlight

Animal Justice Party Upper House MP Mark Pearson will be writing to the NSW Judiciary about the sentences handed down to two Hill Top men who were involved in the decapitation of a duck at Mittagong. Both received $450 fines and minimal good behaviour bonds. Mr. Pearson wants Magistrates to be reminded...

Death of journalism patriarch

Veteran federal political journalist David Barnett, who spearheaded the first official Canberra bureau of Australian Associated Press more than 50 years ago, has died aged 90. Mr Barnett became the national newswire's first bureau chief in 1971 overseeing two journalists in what's now called Old Parliament House. He was just in time...

Reducing emissions and energy costs

A poultry farm at Yanderra is being used as a demonstration site for a new hybrid geothermal and solar energy system aimed at reducing emissions and energy costs for poultry farms. The project is partnership between the University of Melbourne and Ground Source Systems and is being funded by a $318,000...

Domestic violence in the spotlight

The Southern Highlands Domestic Forum is holding its fundraising golf day at the Moss Vale Golf Club on October 16. Hume Police are called to around 10 domestic violence incidents across the shire each month and funds raised will go towards funding training for Love Bites programs in local schools and...

Change of venue & date

Some changes for the 4 K's annual Gentleman's lunch. The gathering is now taking place at the Mittagong RSL on Friday October 28. Former NRL stars Nathan Hindmarsh and Bryan Fletcher will be providing entertainment President Jason Lewis says they're hoping to raise more funds for the special needs kids of the Southern...

Severe weather warning in place

A severe weather warning has been issued for parts of the Southern Highlands. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting damaging winds and heavy rainfall. The conditions are being caused by a complex low pressure system moving across the Great Australian Bight An associated trough and cold front are also causing vigorous northwesterly winds...

Scottish Arms hits the market

The Scottish Arms Hotel in East Bowral has hit the market. The 1,536 square metre site was purchased by the Robertson family back in 2007. It has six gaming rooms with a massive beer garden. The selling agents HTL Property say there's an opportunity for extended trading hours approval given the hotel's Green...