Highlands Rise and Shine| August 14, 2017

See all of the action from on and off the field. Photos by Charli Shield and Rob Randazzo

See all of the action from on and off the field. Photos by Charli Shield and Rob Randazzo

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

It’s an oldie, but a goodie.

►Take a look at our gallery of photos taken at sporting events around the Highlands this weekend. More here.

► CAMPAIGNERS celebrated the abolishment of a proposed Public-Private Partnership for Bowral and District Hospital recently.

NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) organiser Mark Murphy said the event, which was held at Bowral Bowling Club, was the result of ten months of campaigning. “[The event] was about recognising a victory,” Mr Murphy said. “We also recognise there’s more work to be done.” More here.

Artisan cheese-makers from the Highlands have taken out the nation’s premier produce award’s scholarship.

Cressida and Michael McNamara from Pecora Dairy in Robertson were awarded the Alla Wolf-Tasker Foundation Scholarship at the delicious Produce Awards on Monday night, August 7. 

The scholarship aims to support the recipient in furthering “their knowledge and understanding in their chosen field of endeavour”. 

► A Bowral butcher has had a clean sweep at the Australian Meat Industry Council’s annual region awards.

Hot Canary Gourmet Meats won awards across all categories at the NSW and ACT Sausage King and Best Butchers Burger region competition at Wollongong TAFE on Thursday, August 10.

Hot Canary was the only butcher to win awards in all eight categories, out of eight region competitors.

►The Southern Highlands Netball Association (SHNA) had many close games on Saturday, August 12.

SHNA competition coordinator Kate Bow said there was plenty of talent on display at Eridge Park netball courts. 

Australians have less than two weeks to register for the same-sex marriage postal vote. 

Those who are not already registered on the electoral roll, or who need to update their details, have until August 24 to correctly enrol with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC). More here.

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 sunny day with patches of light frost about higher ground early this morning, winds W 20 to 30 km/h and a daytime maximum temperature of 18 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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