Highlands News

Jamberoo Mountain Road now open

Kiama Council has reopened Jamberoo Mountain Road in time for the Christmas holidays. Director Engineering and Works Mike Dowd said contractors had been able to work quickly during dry weather to repair the section of road damaged by flooding in July. “The team was able to install the new piled retaining wall,...

Misdiagnosis claim at Bowral Hospital

Moves are underway for an independent inquiry after claims of a shocking mistake at Bowral hospital . Mike Atwell complained of headaches, trouble speaking and a loss of balance, He visited the Bowral ED three times and each time he was told to take a painkiller and see the GP for a...

Highlands Storm confirmed to join group 7

The NSW Rugby League has accepted the Highlands Storm's application to join the group 7 competition next season in juniors and seniors. Club President Matthew Burke says they're men's side will most likely be playing in third grade, with the prospect of lining up against the Robertson Spuddies. He believes the move...

Highlands Red Cross volunteers recognised

 11 Red Cross volunteers in the Southern Highlands have received NSW Bushfire Emergency Citations. Team Leader Geraldine Dayball represented the group at an official function in NSW Parliament where she was personally thanked by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. She remembers those frantic days during the Summer bushfires when they were based in...

Mittagong junior signs with Dragons

 Mittagong junior Daniel Alvaro has signed with St. George Illawarra for the next two seasons. Head coach Anthony Griffin oversaw his development in the Under-20s during their time at the Brisbane Broncos together. Alvaro has now played 95 NRL games including a six loan spell with the New Zealand Warriors. IMAGE CREDIT: St....

Santa returns some cheer to a Southern Highlands village

The small village of Berrima hasn't lost the Christmas spirit. Santa rode with his elves in a parade  last night that featured not only the big fella, but classic vehicles including trucks and tractors from the Berrima Old Machinery Club. There was lots of tooting and waving and a bright moment in...

The damage done

It's been a real mixed bag in terms of the rainfall amounts recorded in parts of the Southern Highlands. During yesterday's storm which caused a large amount of flooding, the Bureau of Meteorology recorded 87 millimetres at Moss Vale, 36 millimetres at Mittagong and 16 at Fitzroy Falls. The conditions were caused...

Major flooding in Bowral

There's been major flooding in parts of Bowral after that thunderstorm tore through the region. The SES and Police have closed off Bowral Road at the entrance to Bowral. Drivers are trying to find alternate streets to get through, but alot of these are blocked aswell because Mittagong Creek has badly flooded. Motorists...

Severe thunderstorm warning in place

A severe thunderstorm warning is in place for most of the Coast and Highlands. The weather system may produce heavy rainfall. The State Emergency Service has the following advise:* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.* If you are trapped by flash...

Kamahl to sell Bradman letters

Australian entertainer Kamahl has decided to auction off a collection of 60 letters written to him by Sir Donald Bradman. The 86 year old first met Sir Don back in 1955, when he was playing a club cricket match at Kensington in Adelaide. Kamahl is also auctioning off a Pro Hart Original...