Highlands News

Search for missing man - car found abandoned in Mittagong

UPDATE: About 8am today, Police found the man  safe in Mittagong.  Police are seeking information about a man who's vehicle was found abandoned at Mittagong. 29 year old Michael Tolhurst, from Moruya, last spoke to a family member while he was in Bulladellah last Wednesday. Officers from the Hume Police District were contacted...

Change a chook's life and find a feathered friend

Anyone looking for a feathered friend has a chance to change a chook's life on Saturday when a Rescued Chicken Adoption Day is held by Let The Ladies Go organisation in Mitttagong and Goulburn. The charity re-homes chickens and gives them a life away from breeding and continuous egg-laying. The chickens up...

Southern Highlands gives a taste of its generosity

A taste of the Southern Highlands' treats, along with its generosity, is being sent to people in need in Campbelltown. More than 150 hampers are being packed full of treats from a range of Southern Highlands businesses, ready for donation to people who have been struggling under the weight of continued...

Abandoned Moss Vale home damaged in fire

An abandoned house in Moss Vale has been severely damaged by fire on Thursday afternoon. Fire and Rescue units from Moss Vale and Bowral attended the fire at the end of Lytton Road, and arrived just after 2pm to find the home well alight. Moss Vale Fire and Rescue Captain Ian Thorpe...

Andrew's stepping out to help those who can't walk

How far would you go to help someone? For Mittagong's Andrew Mevissen, the answer is 100 kilometres, all by foot as he steps out this weekend to raise money to help people with cerebral palsy as part of Steptember. On Saturday he's walking from Mittagong to Goodman's Ford, then on Sunday to...

Wingecarribee's Resource Recovery Centre reopens

Wingecarribee Council's Resource Recovery Centre is again open to the public after changed health regulations and COVID concerns forced tips to be closed across NSW. Council spokesperson David Sommers says the centre reopened this week after gaining approval from the relevant health authorities. "We got the green light for the reopening for the...

More COVID-19 venues of concern for Mittagong and Bowral

Four additional venues of concern have been listed by NSW Health for the Wingecarribee Local Government Area. Mittagong Bunnings Mittagong - Tyree Place                                                           ...

No new COVID cases in Southern Highlands

There were no COVID cases in the Southern Highlands, none in Kiama and only one in the Shoalhaven reported in today's figures. The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District recorded 46 new COVID-19 cases for the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Of those, 28 are from Wollongong local government area including eight...

Community pleads to be consulted on Berrima Gaol's future

The Berrima community is pleading with the State Government to be consulted before any decisions are made about the future of the old Berrima Gaol. Berrima Residents Association secretary Eric Savage said there was an opportunity for the community and government to get together to decide the 182-year-old gaol's future, in...

Zero species extinction plan for NSW National Parks

An ambitious Zero Species Extinction goal has been set for NSW National Parks. NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean said the National Parks and Wildlife Service Threatened Species Framework is about protecting and improving the health of threatened and iconic species for future generations. “Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate in the...