Highlands Rise and Shine| October 10, 2017

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

Just a little something to put a smile on your dial.

While everything is still being set up, a smoking ceremony was held on Monday morning at the new premises.

Peter Swain performed the ceremony as part of the service’s new beginning.

Those present took part in the ceremony and along with Mr Swain cleansed the new premises. More here.

►Boral has until the end of the week to submit an action plan to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relating to pollution of the Wingecarribee River.

Boral was recently issued with a notice of a variation of its licence number 608. More here.

For the second time in his life, John McFadden needs a new kidney.

Three days a week he drives himself from Mittagong to Campbelltown Hospital for a five hour dialysis session. More here.

►Motorists have been advised of changed traffic conditions next week for maintenance work on Moss Vale Road between Myra Vale Road and Bunkers Hill Road.

Roads and Maritime Services will carry out work which includes clearing gutters and drains to improve water runoff and prevent flooding, vegetation maintenance, guardrail and sign repair as well as road surface repairs.

Work will be carried out between 9am and 3pm on Tuesday, October 17 and  Wednesday, October 18. More here.

Swimmer Daniel Rumsey has given his competition a run for their money once again.

Rumsey competed in eight events at the Down Syndrome National Swimming Championships in Geelong recently, and won five gold medals and two silver medals. Daniel’s father John Rumsey said his son proved to be tough competition in the breaststroke heat.

Motorsport athlete Scott Britnell is chasing a lifelong ambition.

Britnell has been accepted into the 2018 Dakar Rally in January, and has many more hours of hard work ahead of him.

The rally is significant for members of the motorsport community, as next year is the 40th anniversary of the competition. 

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 mostly cloudy day, with early fog about higher ground, a slight chance of a shower or drizzle in the morning, light winds becoming NE 15 to 20 km/h in the afternoon and a daytime maximum temperature of 15 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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