Highlands News

ATSB releases prelim report into fatal chopper crash

 The Australian Transport and Safety Bureau is looking into a number of factors which could've contributed to that helicopter crash at Tallong back in December which killed two men. That includes what lead to the Robinson R44’s main rotor blade striking the helicopter’s fuselage in flight. The weather stations closest to accident...

New legal service in Bowral

A new legal outreach service is opening in Bowral. It's a partnership between the Illawarra Legal Centre and the Highlands Community Centre, with free legal advice available on a fortnightly basis to residents in the area. The service will be situated at 22 Bendooley St. with the official opening taking place on...

Large cannabis bust at Marulan

Police have allegedly uncovered a large amount of cannabis after searching a truck at the heavy vehicle weigh station at Marulan. Officers attached to Strike Force Raptor pulled over the vehicle about 5pm yesterday. During a search they found eight boxes containing a total of 127 kilograms of cannabis in vacuum sealed...

Alleged car boot kidnapper is pregnant

The solicitor representing a teenager who's accused of stabbing a woman and stuffing her in a car boot has revealed in court that his client is 14 weeks pregnant. 18 year old Latia Henderson became emotional when she found out she'd be staying behind bars. Henderson along with 24 year old Kayley...

Bowral Hospital workers get the jab

A group of 10 front line workers from Bowral Hospital received their COVID19 vaccinations from Liverpool Hospital yesterday. The hospital is one of the first three vaccination hubs where high priority groups will receive the jab. That includes frontline workers, aged care residents aswell as quarantine hotel and border force workers. South Western...

Council meetings to re - open to the public in March

Wingecarribee Council meetings are expected to re - open to the public next month. It was hoped that tomorrow's meeting would be held in the Moss Vale Council Chambers, but there's been a delay with putting in place the correct COVID19 measures. When the meetings resume, numbers will be significantly restricted. To view...

Time to register for Dine & Discover NSW

Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith is encouraging local businesses to register for the Dine and Discover NSW program, aimed at giving a boost to the local economy. Every person aged 18 and over will be eligible for four $25 vouchers, to spend in participating businesses. Two of these can be used for...

Burgess allegedly fails roadside drug test at Braemar

 Former NRL star Sam Burgess is due to spend more time fronting a magistrate after allegedly committing driving offences. The 32-year-old was allegedly driving a BMW X5 when stopped on the Hume Highway south of Sydney on Monday. "He was subjected to a random roadside drug test before being taken to Southern...

Community services expo coming to Bowral

The annual Wingecarribee Services Expo will be a great opportunity for local residents to find out more details about some of the services and support groups which are available in the shire. More than 35 exhibitors will be on hand. The expo is taking place at the Bowral Memorial Hall on Thursday...

Calls for more women to stand for council

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman is encouraging local women to put their hand up to run at the September council elections. At the moment women represent 31 per cent of all NSW Councillors and Ms. Tuckerman says the State Government is committed to increasing the number of female councillors serving their...