Highlands News

Wild dogs targeting livestock

South East Local Land Services is dealing with a number of reports of livestock being attacked by wild dogs including calves in and around the Hill Top/Balmoral areas and sheep around Mittagong. The problem has resulted in a multi agency approach with National Parks. A number of feral fighter courses are also...

Breakthrough victory for Lachlan

Burradoo racing car driver Lachlan Mineef has collected his first win in the Australian Formula Ford Championship, at the Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia on the weekend. Starting from the front row of the grid in Race 3, Mineef led every lap to secure his maiden victory at National level. The...

Nominations now open

Nominations for the IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards open today. There'll be 18 award categories to enter with a new category of Excellence in Micro Business. A number of businesses in the Southern Highlands have previously been named finalists. The winners will be announced at the WIN Entertainment Centre in October. For further information...

Whitlam MP on tax cuts & work laws

Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones is defending Labor's decision not to support stage three tax cuts. The last stage would gradually see most Australian workers pay less income tax by 20-24 and the Government believes the Opposition needs to respect the election verdict. However Mr. Jones says there's alot to consider given...

100 year celebration for Yerrinbool Station

The 100 year celebration of Yerrinbool Station will be taking place on July 13 between 10am and midday. The event is being planned in partnership with Transport for NSW and will feature a number of addresses from Wollondilly MP Nathaniel Smith, Wingecarribee Mayor Duncan and the Station Manager Graeme Bond. The celebration...

Creative arts option at Mittagong PCYC

The Mittagong PCYC has introduced a creative arts option as part of its Winter School Holiday program. This is in addition to the usual activities such as gymnastics, mixed sports, archery and little ninjas. Club Manager, Krischan Keller says they recognise that every child is unique, and want to celebrate their diversity...

Locals urged to report crime

Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce Chairperson Steve Horton is reminding local business owners to report any crime in their local area. Mr. Horton's business was one of four targeted in a series of break ins at Berrima last week. He had a number of items taken and damage was caused to a...

Neck injuries at Community Oval

The local derby between the Moss Vale Dragons and Mittagong Lions was overshadowed by a couple of neck injuries to two players. Just after 1:30pm, Paramedics were called to the under 18's match at Community Oval, after an 18 year old man was tackled heavily and suffered pain to his spine...

Break in at Model Aero Club

Volunteers at the Southern Highlands Model Aero Club have been left devastated after their club was broken into. Some time between last Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning, four aircraft and four transmitters used for training students were stolen, along with a television set and DVD player. The items are valued at around...

Stabbing in Goulburn

A woman has been charged in connection with an alleged stabbing in Goulburn. Around 4pm yesterday, Police were called to a home on Caoura Crescent, where they found a 39 year old man with three puncture wounds to his neck. He was taken to Goulburn Base Hospital, with significant bleeding and then...