Highlands News

Price of Petrol on the way up

Motorists across the Coast & Highlands are being advised to try and fill up their petrol tanks before prices rise over the Long Weekend. The volatility of world oil prices is being blamed on the situation including attacks in Saudi Arabia, the weak Australian dollar and the ongoing trade war between...

Alleged Child sex arrest at Buxton

A man has been charged in connection with a number of alleged historical sexual assaults in Sydney's South West. Back in June this year, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad started an investigation after reports three girls were sexually abused by a man, between 1989...

Food & wine festival returns

Thousands of people are expected in Bowral this weekend for the Southern Highlands Food and Wine Festival, with a big focus this year on attracting more locals. The event will return to Bradman Oval, given last years resounding success. The festival will have more than 70 stalls of the finest food and...

Operation slow down launched

Operation Slow Down will start after midnight tonight as part of the Labour Day Long Weekend. Double-demerits will be in force throughout the operation. Local drivers can expect to see extra Police on the roads targeting dangerous driving, speeding, drink and drug-driving, mobile phone use and not wearing seatbelts. If you're caught using...

Boral launches mine website

Boral is taking steps to keep the local community informed about the closure of the old Medway Colliery. The building giant has launched a new website so that residents can find out more information regarding water testing results, historical reports and any other current and future news. Back in 2014, Boral announced...

Two hats for Biota

Biota Dining in Bowral has received a two hat rating in the 2020 Good Food Guide Awards held in Brisbane. More than 800 industry guests attended the awards including Vittoria Coffee Legend Maggie Beer, Matt Moran and Kylie Kwong. Good Food Guide editor Myffy Rigby says it's been a tough year for...

Priest charged with 18 extra alleged offences

A Catholic Priest has been charged with an additional 18 child sex offences which were allegedly committed at a Southern Highlands College more than 30 years ago. Back in April 2019 detectives from the Hume Police District – working under Strike Force Kesup – started investigating allegations of sexual and indecent...

Another container sent by Bikes 4 Life

A shipping container full of repaired bikes has been sent from the Southern Highlands to the remote Western Australian community of Kununurra. It's all part of a local initiative called Bikes 4 Life and is now the seventh container which has been sent from the Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre. On arrival...

30th birthday for Bradman Museum

To celebrate the Bradman Museum's 30th birthday, a number of events have been planned throughout this month. On Friday October 11, a kids free day has been planned with a number of activities planned. The following day there'll be a celebration of cricket with Bowral taking on Wingello and super 8 tournament...

A solid showing for the year in Formula Ford

Southern Highlands racing car driver Lachlan Mineef finished sixth overall in the final round of the Australian Formula Ford Championships at Phillip Island over the weekend. It means the 16 year old Oxley College student finishes fifth in the final standings which is a great result against drivers who are older...