Our say: Train travel, schoolies and an award-winning campaign

Off the rail

Here is a story you won’t hear every day. Apparently authorities in Japan recently apologised to rail commuters for a train that was 20 seconds late.

The authorities assured those responsible would be spoken to and it wouldn’t happen again. Highlands commuters would no doubt welcome a 20 second delay.

Stay safe

The HSC is completed for another year and most school’s have celebrated their Year 12 formal.

No doubt there are many young Highlanders now set to let their hair down with a schoolies holiday.

We wish them a great relaxing time after a busy year. We hope you enjoy the break but please stay safe.

Drive to the conditions

Take care when out on the road and please drive with consideration of others also using the road. This is an especially important warning with the recent wet conditions.

Heavy rain can make it harder to see what is happening ahead while the wet, greasy roads can make it more difficult to pull up in a hurry so please make sure you drive to the conditions, slow down and indicate early so the people traveling behind know what you intend to do next.

Turning your lights on in the rain will also make it easier for you to be seen.


Well done to the team at Destination Southern Highlands who have taken out a top honour in the 2017 Canberra Region Tourism Awards. 

They won the Destination Marketing Award sponsored by Tourism Australia in recognition of the unique and integrated destination campaign for this year’s Southern Highlands Pie Time. The award was presented on November 17 at the National Museum in Canberra.

Great work

We would like to send a shout out to the Highlander who reached out to a woman in need early this week. The woman was from out of town, lost and disorientated. The kindly Highlander took her to nearby Bean 2 Bowral who in turn provided a free meal. Great work guys. That’s what Highlands community spirit is all about.

Good luck

Good luck to the team at the Old Bank Boutique Hotel in Mittagong. The hotel has, for some time, offered accomodation and dining to those staying at the hotel. However, the good news is that the dining room is now open to the public. And guiding the dining experience is chef Teena Crooks and consultant chef the well-known Phatt Duck (Stephen Crooks). The dining room will be open Friday to Sunday for morning and afternoon tea, lunch and dinner on Fridays and Saturdays and lunch on Sunday. High tea will also be available Friday to Sunday with prior arrangement.

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