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July 13, 2021
Southern Highlands To Host Inaugural Viva La Truffle Festival

Find Out More About This Fab Festival Hosted By The Loch In Berrima.   Double double, toil and truffle! It’s truffle season, and we’re suuuuper excited. Restaurants all around NSW are putting this delicious and exclusive ingredient on their menus, and we are lovin’ it. And here’s some good news for us Highlan...

July 01, 2021
GOOD VIBES // Festival of Lights To Brighten Up The Highlands

Christmas 2021 Is Looking Shiny And Bright     Christmas 2021 in the Southern Highlands is looking a whole light brighter thanks to the Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Industry securing $80,000 in funding from Wingecarribee Shire Council for the Festival of Lights. Such great news at a time ...

June 30, 2021
POP IN // The Vital Service Helping Women And Children In The Southern Highlands

Pop In Launches in Bowral.   An amazing and super important resource has just opened in Bowral – Pop In is a new service dedicated to helping women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse. Sadly, it’s a much-needed service and after officially opening recently, the team is already helping a numbe...

June 26, 2021
What Do The Latest Covid-19 Restrictions Mean For The Southern Highlands?

Updated Saturday 26th June, 2021. The following information is taken directly from the NSW Government website. Please note that information is changing quickly, so we ask you to refer directly with the source for final confirmation of restrictions.   What do the latest round of Covid-19 restrictions mean for ...

December 07, 2020
GOOD VIBES // The Good News Stories of 2020

Celebrating positivity and the good stuff!   Sheesh! What a year! Bushfires and the global pandy coming hot on the heels of a number of years in drought....... talk about starting a new decade with a bang. And not in a good way! But it wasn’t all doom and gloom in 2020. Good stuff happened too. Here’s just so...

December 03, 2020
Local Paralympian Climbs To New Heights

Mittagong local Sam Tait becomes first paraplegic to climb Mount Kosciuszko by Anna Zakaras   As if representing Australia at the Paralympics and World Championships isn’t enough of a monumental task (which, by the way he’s ticked off already!) in 2019, 29-year old Sam Tait from Mittagong set himself the task...

September 17, 2020
Check Out This Grant For Local Highlands Businesses + Discover Small Business Month Events

We wanted to help spread the word to Highlands businesses about this! Have a read about the BizRebuild Scheme. If it's relevant to your business, the grant could be extremely helpful. Here's what we know... The BizRebuild Scheme exists to help local businesses who were either directly or indirectly affected by...

September 07, 2020
GOOD VIBES // 2021 Winterfest Gets Awesome Boost Thanks To $37k CommBank Grant

Bundanoon’s Biggest Street Party and Week-Long Event Celebrating Winter Will Live On In 2021   Well, THIS is fab news!! The Bundanoon Community Association and the Winterfest Organising Committee have just announced that Winterfest is the recipient of a grant from the CommBank Bush Fire Recovery Fund.   Win...

September 03, 2020
GOOD VIBES // WinZero

A community initiative for a cleaner future.     We are up for anything that is going to create a better, cleaner, more positive future for the Southern Highlands, so we were excited to hear about a new, awesome community group whose focus is on creating just that! WinZero is about bringing residents, ...

July 30, 2020
GOOD VIBES // Creative Space Southern Highlands Launch Creativity Packs

An awesome local initiative keeping people connected through creativity.   Hey folks, have you heard of Creative Space Southern Highlands? Based in the Kazcare site on Kirkham Road in Bowral, Creative Space Southern Highlands is an inclusive community art space, focused on accessiblity, where anyone can come and...

July 06, 2020
BUSINESS INSIGHT // NSW Government Announces COVID Recovery Grant For Small Businesses

Let your customers know you're open and ready for business   Hey, small biz owners, have you heard about this grant? The NSW Government have announced the COVID Recovery Grant to help small businesses re-open.  It’s a one-off grant between $500 - $3000 for small businesses that fall within a highly impacted i...

July 01, 2020
How Highlanders Can Help John Waters Bring His Musical To Life

Time To Give Back To The Artist Who Gave Us FireAid 2020   Remember how way back in January (yep, it feels like 400 years ago now!), John Waters and a team of awesome locals managed to organise FireAid2020 in record time? An awesome fundraising concert held right here in the Southern Highlands, where funds rai...