Highlands News

Kokoda Trek a success

A group of locals have just arrived back home after completing the Kokoda Trek including Southern Highlands Cycling President Zac Hulm and Chris Peterson from Coffee Culture in Bowral. Up to 70 millimetres of rain fell the first three days which made the trek challenging. Mr. Hulm says they managed to raise...

Drug bust at Pheasants Nest

Police have allegedly uncovered a large amount of methamphetamines after stopping an unregistered vehicle at Pheasants Nest. Just before 10 o'clock on Monday morning, Highway Patrol Officers pulled over a silver coloured Mazda 3 sedan on the Hume Highway. Further checks revealed the 20 year old driver was also caught driving unregistered...

Planning ahead for 60th anniversary

There's plenty happening around the Bong Bong Race Club at the moment in the lead up to this years Picnic Races. The club has just had a visit from dozens of Japanese students as part of a number of farm stays. Looking ahead to race day and a special tribute is being...

Council to develop local housing strategy

Wingecarribee Council will be going about developing a local housing strategy before supporting any further residential planning proposals that involve re - zoning land in the shire. At last weeks meeting Councillors unanimously agreed to create a strategic housing framework for future housing needs. Council's Deputy General Manager Mark Pepping is hopeful...

Youth roundtable meeting with Federal MP

Eight school students from Chevalier College and St. Paul's International School in Moss Vale have taken part in the annual Whitlam Youth Leaders Roundtable meeting held at Dapto. The meeting was opportunity for the students to share their concerns directly with our Federal Member Stephen Jones. Some of the items up for...