Highlands Rise and Shine| November 9, 2017

Looking back to November 2006.
Looking back to November 2006.

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

Happy Hump Day.

►Take a trip down Memory Lane to November 2006 for this week's Throwback Thursday.

►In a bid to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly, pre-schoolers in Mittagong have had a new vegetable patch installed in their main yard. 

The tots at Best Kidz Early Learning Centre were given a helping hand by Bunnings Mittagong to build the garden, which features three coloured garden bed boxes packed with herb, fruit and vegetable plants. 

►The Moss Vale Hospital Auxiliary has dedicated the past 90 year to improving patients’ stays at Bowral and District Hospital. 

The tireless and hard work of volunteers was recognised by the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) board at the annual public meeting on November 3. 

The board awarded the Auxiliary with a certificate of appreciation to thank them for their dedication to the hospital. More here.

►Students will explore their connection to country, culture and language through a series of poetry workshops this month.

The Aboriginal Language Poetic Workshop will be hosted by Kirli Saunders.

Ms Saunders is a proud Yuin woman with ties to the Gundungurra, Gadigal and Biripi nations.

►Prices have risen at the Southern Regional Livestock Exchange (SRLX) over the past month.

But Pat Cleary from ECM Livestock Moss Vale said this was an “unusual reversal of what usually happens”.

Prices have risen between 10 and 20 cents over the past few weeks. More here.

►Saddle up for a day of equestrian fun.

The Berrima and District Pony Club (BDPC) Tulip Time Gymkhana will be held at BDPC Pony Club, Moss Vale Road, Burradoo from 8.30am to 4pm on Sunday.

There will be hacking and showjumping, as well as ring events for beginners and transitional riders.

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

TRAINS: Commuters on the Southern Highlands line should allow extra time to travel due to urgent power supply repairs at Picton. Buses may supplement some services.

WEATHER: A sunny day with light winds becoming E 15 to 20 km/h in the afternoon then becoming light in the evening and a daytime maximum temperature of 21 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.

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