Highlands Rise and Shine| September 13, 2017

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

This is almost un-baa-lievable.

►The Highlands 57th Tulip Time festival has begun. 

The event was officially opened on Tuesday morning, September 12, with a free sausage sizzle from the Bowral Lions Club and speeches from Steve Rosa, Mayor Ken Halstead, and Red Kite ambassador Susanne Latimore. 

Red Kite, a support service for children and young people with cancer, is the festival’s official charity partner this year. 

Police are appealing for information after a break and enter at Moss Vale on Sunday night. 

Two businesses in Moss Vale were broken into just after 11.30pm on Sunday, September 10. 

The male offender was captured on CCTV footage and police from The Hume Local Area Command are seeking assistance from members of the public in identifying the person. 

“It’s embarrassing to think that the hospital is still the same  as it was 20 years ago.”

Rebecca Robins is 40-years-old and has lived in the Highlands all her life. 

When she was 19 she went into renal failure and after complications, was forced to undergo dialysis. 

As there was no renal unit at Bowral and District Hospital, Rebecca’s mum and dad drove her to and from Liverpool Hospital at least three times a week. More here.

Highlanders have been encouraged to strap their helmets on and jump of their bikes for the eighth annual BBT Family Fun Ride.

The 9km ride along the Bong Bong Shared Pathway will begin at 10am from the southern end of Railway Road in Burradoo (past Oxley College) on September 24. 

Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz said the free event was a fun way to encourage people to learn more about safe cycling and its benefits.

►Wingecarribee State Emergency Service is the primary rescue service for Wingecarribee Shire.

This means we are responsible for performing all forms of rescue for our community, be it road crash, vertical, domestic or cats up trees.

It’s a responsibility we perform with passion and pride because there is little more important to us than helping our community and keeping you safe. 

►Two Highlands teams will have the chance to claim premiership victory on the weekend.

The Mittagong Lions will take on the Camden Rams in the group six reserve grade grand final at Campbelltown Stadium.

Mittagong Lions reserve side coach Billy Hayward the team was ready to take on its biggest rival of the season after a week off. More here.

TRAFFIC:  All 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 morning with a slight chance of a shower, most likely late this afternoon and evening. winds N/NW 20 to 30 km/h turning W 35 to 50 km/h in the late morning then decreasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the evening and a daytime maximum temperature of 23 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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