Highlands News

Real concerns for this woman

Police have issued another appeal for help to find a missing woman last seen on CCTV  leaving Kiama Railway Station... The footage of 23-year-old  BEILIN ZHANG who's also known as Elaine, was taken last August - five days after she was reported missing by her family... Elaine is described as being of...

Alleged Illawarra robber tracked to Goulburn

Its taken more than a year but police have finally tracked down the man who allegedly held up a service station in the Illawarra last February... Investigators took DNA from a wooden stake used by the alleged offender at the Warilla garage and arrested him in Goulburn... He's facing a charge of...

WhatsApp warning

A security flaw has been exposed in popular messaging app - WhatsApp - used by more than one-and-a-half billion people worldwide. A vulnerability in the App allowed hackers to inject spyware on the phones of users.  Anyone using WhatsApp is being told to make sure they have the updated version.  Photo source: https://www.maxpixel.net/Smartphone-Internet-Communication-Phone-Whatsapp-3113279...

Ivan Milat transferred to hospital

Backpacker killer IVAN MILAT is expected to remain at a Sydney hospital after being transferred from Goulburn's supermax jail. It's understood  he was transferred to the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick on Monday afternoon and is being held in a secure annex of the hospital where inmates are treated. It's believed...

Inquest into death of Mittagong student underway

An inquest will continue today into the deaths of two young women who were killed just weeks apart while competing in similar NSW riding events. Seventeen-year-old Mittagong student  Olivia Inglis  and  19-year-old Caitlyn Fischer both died in rotational falls during eventing competitions in the Hunter region and Sydney, respectively, in March...

Fire danger increases as things get cooler

As the cooler months move in Fire and Rescue NSW is urging Coast and Highlands residents to take every precaution to avoid a fire in the home. They say the cooler months see a 10 percent increase in the number of home fires.. mostly due to heaters, electric blankets and the...

Wingecarribee council competence challenged in survey

A Wingecarribee Shire councillor is taking the unprecedented step of launching an online survey to convince the council of its own incompetence. The survey by  Councillor IAN SCANDRETT states he is angry and concerned about the lack of community consultation and cost blowouts, that could lead to the shire losing important...

Luxury Bowral retirement village approved

A large retirement resort has been given the go ahead to be built on the site of the former Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School in Bowral. A Joint Regional Planning Panel has given the green light to 135 luxury villas along with an extensive range of facilities including wellness...

Efforts underway to fix Highlands parking problems

Moves are underway to tackle the increasing problem of car parking in the major Highlands towns.Moves are underway to tackle the increasing problem of car parking in the major Highlands towns. Councillor LARRY WHIPPER told this week's meeting of Wingecarribee Shire Council he believed the time was long overdue to introduce...

Gary Turland resigns as Deputy Mayor

GARY TURLAND has angrily resigned from his post as Wingecarribee Shire Council Deputy Mayor . It followed a Notice of Motion put forward by Councillor Turland at last night's meeting calling on  General Manager ANN PRENDERGAST to provide written and verbal reports on how the Berrima Road Project failed in its...