Highlands Rise and Shine| September 14, 2017

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

Happy Friday.

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

►Same-sex couples are looking outside the square to ensure their bond is legally recognised.

They are becoming each other’s power of enduring guardian to protect the futures they are building together. An enduring guardian arrangement gives one partner the legal right to make decisions about the other partner’s lifestyle, health and medical circumstances if one becomes incapacitated. More here.

►For the past week and a half, the ABC Classic FM weekend breakfast show has been broadcast from the road.

This Saturday, September 16, it will be streamed from Sir Donald Bradman’s childhood home in Bowral. 

Weekend breakfast announcer, Russell Torrance, his wife Lauren and their dog Wolfy, have taken the show overland from Darwin to Sydney, “to find out more about the music and stories of regional Australia”.

►Wingecarribee Shire Council will begin remediation of the contaminated reclaimed crushed aggregate located within the grounds of the Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) following approval from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

The reclaimed crushed aggregate in question was found to have contained a small amount of bonded asbestos, not dissimilar to fibro, following routine laboratory testing. More here.

►NSW Police are reminding the public the commercial explosives amnesty finishes on Thursday, September 14.

The amnesty was established so members of the public could legally and safely surrender explosives.

►Talent on the green at Bowral Bowling Club for the Mittagong RSL shield presentation night on Saturday, September 9.

Gordon Lewis and Paul Leverett came out on top with a 41-3 win against Kel Limbrick, Bob Edwards 41-3. which set the pace for Team Leverett on the leader board. 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 partly cloudy day with winds W 35 to 50 km/h and a daytime maximum temperature of 11 can be expected in the Highlands today.

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

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