Highlands News

Premiership hopes for Bowral Blues

There's plenty of excitement building around the Bowral Blues Rugby League Club ahead of their grand final clash against the Warragamba Wombats at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday night. The Club hasn't made a grand final since 1988. That match was a loss against the Mittagong Lions in first grade. President Peter Howard says...

Ambassador to be given Mayoral Reception

A special guest will be given a Mayoral reception in Corbett Gardens tomorrow. Matthew Neuhaus is the Australian Ambassador to the Netherlands and hails from Bundanoon. Over the years The Netherlands has perfected the art of growing tulips and is also a major provider of bulbs around the world. Wingecarribee Mayor Duncan Gair...

Frustration at Windy Wakefield

Southern Highlands racing car driver Lachlan Mineef finished sixth overall in Round 6 of the Australian Formula Ford Championship at a windy Wakefield Park circuit on the weekend. Driving conditions were challenging at the best of times with 70 kilometres wind gusts making it difficult to manoeuvre through the corners. The result...

Energy consumption savings

Wingecarribee Council is pressing ahead with its goal to become a carbon neutral organisation. A number of energy saving initiatives are starting to pay dividends both financially and environmentally with council avoiding putting nearly 305 tonnes of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. That's about the equivalent to the the annual use of...

Steve Waugh coming back to Bowral

Steve Waugh will be returning to Bowral during the October school holidays ( September 30 & October 1 ) at Bradman Oval. The former Australian cricket Captain will be conducting a number of clinics which will be open to boys and girls aged between 6 and 16 years of age. Waugh has...

Local brewers in the awards

A number of Southern Highlands brewers have performed outstandingly at the annual Independent Beer Awards Australia. Southern Highlands Brewing Company received two silvers and a bronze, Berrima local Dan McCulloch the IBA Young gun of the Year and Neal Cameron from Bowral was recognised for his champion service to the industry. Meantime...

SES volunteers run off their feet

SES volunteers are working overtime after strong winds lashed the Highlands over the weekend. They've attended to more than 260 jobs since early Saturday morning, most of those being for fallen trees on roofs, powerlines, across roads and driveways. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting strong winds again today and residents are...

A fitting tribute at Wingello

Residents in Wingello will be commemorating those who served in World War Two by erecting an honour board in the Institute Hall. The project was instigated by Keith and Wendy Garbutt who did much of the research. Their family has 12 relatives listed on the board. The 107 people include those either born...

Severe weather warning in place

A severe weather warning is in place for damaging winds across the Coast and Highlands. The conditions are being caused by a strong cold front over the state's west which will sweep across the remainder of New South Wales. A low pressure system associated with this front is forecast to deepen near...

A tribute to Steve Smith

A Bowral local has come up with a fantastic poem about Australian Cricketer Steve Smith. The poem titled Ode to Smith ' A batting genius ' was written by Dick Honor who's a lifetime Bradman Museum member and Smithy's biggest fan. In case you didn't know Steve Smith scored a double century...