Highlands Rise and ShineMonday, October 31, 2016

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►Gail Fraser has taken another prestigious lawn bowls win.

For the third year in a row, the final of the Club Consistency Singles was won by Gail Fraser, after shedefeated Reta South 155-97.

►Members of the Mittagong Rural Fire Service were proud to unveil a new member of their team on October 28 –Cecile the water tanker.

The money Cecile Griffindonated to the Southern Highlands branch of the NSW Rural Fire Service after her death has resulted in the Mittagong team receiving a new water tanker.

►The grounds of Frensham will be filled with the eclectic, the traditional and the creative for an art show that occurs once every five years.

Eclectica is once again set to showcase some of Australia’s top artists and emerging art talent.

►COUNCIL will standby its anti-coal mining stance, despite concerns about possible legal implications.

Councillors Duncan Gair, Graham McLaughlin, Peter Nelson and Garry Turland moved on October 26 to rescind their previous motion, which lost to Councillor Larry Whipper’s more detailed request on October 12 for an anti-coal mining action plan.

Cr Gair said hisdecision to rescind was based on the potential for council to be seen as biased. He said the council could be accused of having an apprehended bias, a “a pre-conceived position prior to looking at all the relevant information.”

►It was day of excitement and celebrity appearancesat Bradman Oval on October 28 for more than 300 budding young cricketers.

In fact students from 185 primary and 120 high schools headed to the oval for theseventh annual Dream Cricket Festival for students with physical and intellectual disabilities.

►More than$9.5 million has been returned to Wingecarribee Shire Council coffers.

MayorKen Halstead said council hadrecovered the lost capital relating to failed collaterised debt obligations (CDO’s) sold to council by failed investment bank Lehman Brothers Australia. More here.

►Community members took part in the 2016 Ping Pong-A-Thon andraised money to prevent sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

►Take a look at our gallery of photos taken at sporting eventsaround the Highlands this weekend.

►Union representatives from the Health Services Union, NSW Nurses and Midwives Association, the Doctors Union as well as local nurses congregated at Glebe Park to reject apublic-private partnership (PPP) at Bowral and District Hospital on October 30.

TRAFFIC:All Southern Highlands roads are open and clear.

TRAINS:Commuters can expect a good serviceon the Southern Highlands today.

WEATHER:A sunny day with winds W/SW 35 to 55 km/h decreasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then becoming W/NW and light in the late evening and a daytime maximum temperature of 16can be expected in the Highlands today.

Here’s a look at what the local weather is doing right now:

7.00AM: Good morning and welcome to the Southern Highlands Rise and Shine. Over the next fewhours we will bebringing you as much information as possible from across the Southern Highlands and nationally.

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Here’s your headlines from around regional Australia and beyond. Scroll down and refresh for weather, road reports and more.

State of the nationNeed a national news snapshot first thing –well, we have you covered.

► WOLLONGONG:Wollongong has welcomed its first cruise ship with Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas docking in Port Kembla on Sunday. Read all about it.

► NOWRA: A man has died and two people have been hospitalised after a crash near Nowra on Sunday. Full story.

► Mandarang:People have been urged to ensure mosquito coilsare not left unattended after a destructive house fire on Saturday afternoon. Full story.

► BALLARAT:A massive tree fell down along the Ring Road to the west of Ballarat, causing power lines to fall across the Ballarat rail line on Sunday. More details.

► NEWCASTLE:A MAN has been charged with breaking the wrist of one police officer before punching and spitting on a female officer after he attempted to intervene in the eviction of a young woman at the popular Jazz In The Vines festival. Full story.

► EDEN:The annual Eden Whale Festival attracted thousands of visitors to the Far South Coast. See the photos.

National news

► SYDNEY:Once a week, Diane Wilson would take her daughter Bronwyn to a rectangular plot of land, strewn with pipes and machinery, in the gaze of the Mounties club in Sydney’s south-west. Full story.

► EMPLOYEMENT:There is now only one job advertised for every six low-skilled job seekers who are increasingly excluded from the workforce, raising concerns about a growing number of Australians forced to live below the poverty line. Full story.

►DARWIN:Former trade minister Andrew Robb has accepted a job with the Chinese companythat has a 99-year lease of the Darwin Port. Full story.

Former trade minister Andrew Robb at his appointment ceremony. Photo: ABC News

National weather radarInternational news► BEIJING:Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has confirmed the detention of a fourth Australian in China in connection with the nationwide blitz on Crown Resorts’ activities on the Chinese mainland. Full story.

► JAKARTA:I’m trying to get through the front door of the biggest and most important scientific experiment of the 21st century. Full story.

►FRANCE:I’m trying to get through the front door of the biggest and most important scientific experiment of the 21st century.

It’s not working. I wave at the automatic door-opening sensors and the people at reception wave back at me. Eventually they find a button to press to get me in. Full story.

Faces of Australia:Betty Shepherd Betty Shepherd reminiscing in front of the stable where Trevors used to live. Picture: Kriston Harris

AS we head into the heart of the Spring Carnival, 2016 sparks many memories for Scone residentand local icon Betty Shepherd.

This year celebrates the 50th anniversary since Betty was the firstlicensed female trainer to have a runner in the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup with her horseTrevors.

Believed to be the first ever woman to be granted a training license in Australia, Betty considered itmore of a hobby, keeping only two or three horses in work at a time. Read all about it.

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