Local news in the Southern Highlands of NSW.

LOCAL NEWS

READ THE LATEST GOOD NEWS AND IMPORTANT UPDATES AFFECTING LIFE IN THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS

Important updates and local news

Find more of the good stuff...
March 18, 2020
LOCAL RESOURCES & CONTACTS // A Guide For Dealing With The Coronavirus Crisis In The Highlands

  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) It's become bigger than your fear of running out of loo roll! It's real. It's happening and we need to understand what this means for us living in the Southern Highlands. We're all about making the most out of living in this beautiful part of the world. We encourage locals to get out ...

February 27, 2020
GOOD VIBES // The Rebuilding of Native Wildlife Rescue’s Enclosures for Injured Wildlife

  Local building company Cadence & Co took one look at the enclosures and knew what they had to do......   Kerstin Schweth and her husband, Woody knew as soon as they laid eyes on a property in Robertson that it would become their home.  “We were on a motorbike ride to the Snowy Mountains and went through ...

May 18, 2020
BUSHFIRE RECOVERY // An update from Wingecarribee Shire Council

  Oh wow, how time flies when you’re recovering from drought, bushfires, floods and dealing with a global pandemic, right? Sheesh!  Last summer seems like it was light years ago, which is a strange thing to say considering it had such a huge impact on our beautiful region. But when a shire like ours gets hit wit...

April 03, 2020
BIZ LIFE // A Guide For Small Businesses In The Highlands During COVID-19

Resources and Advice to Help Your Business Ride Out This Crisis   Many businesses of the Southern Highlands are being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a guide of resources, links and organisations that will hopefully help the amazing small biz owners of the Highlands navigate their way through all this ...

May 21, 2020
KID STUFF // Southern Highlands Playgrounds Opening Again!

Exciting news for little Highlanders (and their parents with iso cabin fever!), Wingecarribee Shire Council is reopening public playgrounds across the Southern Highlands as COVID-19 restrictions are eased in NSW. Woohooo!  And good news for local skaters too – skate parks are reopening.  Oh, and outdoor exerci...

March 10, 2020
How Highlanders Can Share The Love

  That was one helluva summer, wasn’t it?? And our beautiful region is still feeling the after-effects. A downturn in visitors to the region has meant many of our local businesses are feeling the impact.    So what can us locals do?    Get behind our fab Southern Highlands biz owners!    Here’s three ea...

May 15, 2020
THE GOOD STUFF // FireAid Relief Fund Helps Bushfire-Affected Highlanders

Gift Cards Distributed To Residents Who Lost Their Homes     We love good news and boy, don’t we need it right now!  The Southern Highlands Foundation is the organisation tasked with distributing the whopping $340,000 raised at the awesome FireAid2020 concert held in January.  We were excited to hea...

May 15, 2020
WILD AT HEART // The Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project

Helping & Understanding The Koala Community In The Southern Highlands     One of the awesome things about living in the Southern Highlands, on the fringes of national parks and state forests is that we have some of the cutest neighbours in the world! Now more than ever, after the bushfires that decimated 2...

March 28, 2018
Burning Off In The Highlands

  What you need to know   The weather is cooling down and we are all wanting to get out into the garden to clear up, ready for winter. Before you get out there, take some time to familiarise yourself with the rules and regs in regards to burning off in the Highlands.  We all love a good bonfire, but it is ...

December 13, 2019
Water Restrictions and How To Be More Water-Wise

UPDATE // Council has cancelled water restrictions thanks to all the February rain! But this info is good to know for when it gets crazy dry again. Water restrictions were introduced in the Southern Highlands on 16th December across the shire.  It's important that we all understand what this means, so we unders...

December 22, 2019
Our Supportive Community

What an amazing show of support there has been from individuals and local businesses during this horrendous time. Our community has dived straight into offers of help and support for the brave and selfless people fighting the fires and for those people and animals affected by the fire. Way to go Highlanders! For an...

September 10, 2019
GOOD VIBES // The Story Behind Wingecarribee Vocal Muster

What happens when an opera singer living in Moss Vale has a chance meeting with a local busker who couldn't afford singing lessons? A fantastic community initiative is created! Wingecarribee Vocal Muster is a local not-for-profit organisation, founded by Mossy resident Richard Lane. You may have seen (and hear...