Highlands Rise and Shine| November 14, 2017

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►The Moss Vale Hospital Auxiliary celebrated 90 years of service this year, and it may have been one of its most successful yet. 

The auxiliary hosted its final event of the year on November 13. The Christmas event included a raffle and craft stalls, and at 1pm more than $950 had already been raised. 

President Sandra D’Adam said it had been “a very successful year.”

►Two men on the run from police after a series of alleged robberies and other offences throughout the Hume and Riverina districts have been arrested in Wollongong.

From Friday through to Monday morning, several armed robberies, aggravated break and enters and a carjacking occurred in the Hume, Griffith, Cootamundra and Wagga Wagga Local Area Commands. More here.

►Going to the park is supposed to be a fun family outing.

But for one mother, it turned out to be a scary and shocking experience. More here.

►Join the great Australian tradition of the country picnic race meet in the Southern Highlands, at this years Bong Bong Picnic Races to be held at Bong Bong Racecourse on Friday, November 24.

This highly-anticipated event always draws a crowd of locals for a memorable day out to witness top country racing, fashion and most importantly an opportunity to catch up with friends in a relaxed country atmosphere. More here.

►It is something residents of the Wingecarribee Shire are in favour of.

But a decision about live streaming council meetings will not be made until next year.

A motion was put forward by councillor Gordon Markwart to trial live streaming at the November 8 meeting.

►Tensions were high in the finals of the Open Potato Triples at Robertson Bowling Club on the weekend.

After three days of sectionals played over two weekends, the outcome of the competition came down to the players’ performances on November 12.

Engadine was named the winner of the annual competition. More here.

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 partly cloudy day with patchy fog inland early this morning, light winds becoming NE 15 to 20 km/h in the afternoon then becoming light in the late 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.

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