Highlands News

Total fire ban - severe fire danger rating

A total fire ban has been declared across the Illawarra/Shoalhaven with the NSW Rural Fire Service putting in place a severe fire danger rating. The Local Government areas where the ban applies are the Wingecarribee, Shoalhaven, Wollondilly, Kiama, Shellharbour and Wollongong areas. The ban means, no fires can be lit in the...

Refrain from carrying out pileburns

The Southern Highlands Rural Fire Service is asking local landholders to re - consider carrying out pile burning tomorrow. The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast strong winds of up to 70 kilometres per hour and temperatures in the mid 20's across some parts of the state. Inspector David Stimson says people shouldn't...

Alleged bullying claims to be investigated

Wollondilly Council's attitude towards workplace bullying has come under the spotlight. Back in June this year, 61 year old employee David Wilson took his own life after making numerous complaints about some of his colleague's alleged behaviour. In one instance according to his mother, someone had allegedly written her son's phone number...

Seasonal update at Moss Vale

South East Local Land Services is holding a seasonal update for farmers at the Moss Vale Services Club on August 24 at 2:30pm. People will be able to find out a number of things including how much they need to be feeding their livestock. Senior Agriculture Advisor Matthew Leischke says it's a...

Aled Jones starts Australian tour in Bowral

Welsh singer Aled Jones will be kicking off his Australian Spring Tour at St. Judes Church in Bowral on September 15. Jones reached widespread fame as a teenage chorister, selling six million albums by the time he was 16. Along with his singing he is also a radio and television presenter. On his...

Highlands businesses a standout at food industry awards

A number of Highlands businesses have performed outstandingly at the prestigious Delicious Produce Awards which were announced overnight in Sydney. They include: From the Dairy - Gold Medallist - Pecora Dairy From the Earth - Gold Medallist - Li Sun Exotic Mushrooms From the Earth - Trophy winner - Moonacres Farm Seasonal Fresh Produce From...

Motorcyclist injured at Kangaloon

A man from Picton is recovering from a nasty motorcycle crash at Kangaloon. Around 1pm on Friday, the man was riding his 1999 Honda Motor Cycle along Kangaloon Road, when the front wheel of the bike appeared to have slipped out. He fell heavily with the bike on top of him. Two witnesses...

Drugs charges at Mittagong

Police have allegedly uncovered an amount of drugs during a vehicle search at Mittagong. Around 11:30pm on Sunday, Officers pulled into a service station, where they spoke to the 31 year male driver of a Blue Mazda Eunos. During the search they found an amount of ice and cannabis. The 31 year old...

Fail to quit offences in Bowral & Mittagong

Police were kept busy at our local hotels over the weekend charging two people with alleged fail to quit offences. In one incident at Mittagong, around 9pm on Sunday, a 31 year old man from Hill Top, was involved in an altercation with Officers and had to be subdued and handcuffed,...

Remembering Lancelot Hill

Tributes are flowing for Lancelot Hill who owned the iconic antique shop across the road from 2st in Bowral. The 81 year old passed away recently. Mr. Hill lived in the building all of his life and had been the curator of his collection since 1962. His funeral service will be taking place...