Highlands Rise and Shine| August 9, 2017

What were you doing in April 2009? Maybe you are featured in this week’s Throwback Thursday.

What were you doing in April 2009? Maybe you are featured in this week’s Throwback Thursday.

That’s a wrap for today. Don’t forget to join us again on Tomorrow from 7.00AM.

►What were you doing in April 2009? Maybe you are featured in this week’s Throwback Thursday.

► Available ambulances in the Southern Highlands remains an ongoing issue.

Health Services Union (HSU) ambulance division South West Sydney sub branch president Matt Anderson said every week there were times when there were no paramedics available to respond in the Highlands.

He said this was often the case due to ambulances sent out of  the Highlands to cover other areas or for patient transport. More here.

►More than 50 Highlanders hit the green to raise almost $5000 for Legacy recently. 

Highlander John Arrowsmith organised a charity golf day to raise money for Legacy in July. 

► The Southern Highlands Renal Appeal has found that there may be as many as 25 people in the region who are on dialysis. 

The action group has been campaigning for a renal dialysis unit at Bowral and District Hospital for nearly 15 years. More here.

►Over the past two years, the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter has helped to re-home nine greyhounds.

But staff at the shelter say it has not been easy.

Shelter Operations Assistant Kira Booth said many people perceived greyhounds to be an aggressive breed.

But this is not the case. More here.

You may think growing orchids is tricky- but one Highlands club is here to give you all the tips you need to grow the stunning plant. 

The Southern Highlands Orchid Society will display hundreds of the plants at its annual show next month. 

TRAFFIC:  The Illawarra Highway on Macquarrie Pass will shut weekly – between 6am on Monday and 3pm on Friday – from July 24 until August 11, weather permitting.

All other roads are clear in the Southern Highlands today. Drive safely and enjoy the journey. 

TRAINS: Commuters can expect a good service on the Southern Highlands today. 

WEATHER:   A mostly sunny day with patchy fog along the coastal fringe early this morning, winds W/NW 25 to 40 km/h becoming NW 20 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon and a daytime maximum temperature of 17 can be expected in the Highlands today.

Here's a look at what the local weather is doing right now.

Good morning and welcome to the Southern Highlands Rise and Shine. Here’s a wrap of what has been grabbing the interests Highlanders.

Weather, road conditions, breaking news, we will have it all - and we'd love to have your help! If there's anything happening in your part of the world, drop us a line! Email jackie.meyers@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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