Saturday, 18 January 2020
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Going above and beyond

Going above and beyond

Tony Kemna, of Far Out Fishing, has certainly gone far above the call of duty since Mallacoota was hit by the bushfires.He completed his first rescue run on New Year’s Day, leaving Lakes Entrance at 2am, on his boat, Far Out II, after his fellow fishing community in Mallacoota put a call out for generators, gas and essentials such as bottled water.The journey is 380 kilometres return and takes...
The rebuild begins

The rebuild begins

Lakes Entrance, like many East Gippsland towns, is on its knees as bushfires wreak havoc across the region, decimating tourism numbers and a typical summer business trade.Community members have put out the call to visitors to return, but also to locals to support their waning community by shopping local, be it, food, drink or retail.The outcome of bushfire season appears grim for the seaside...
Family food relief

Family food relief

The Bushfire Relief Centre established at the Lucknow Hall has been overwhelmed by the generosity of East Gippslanders with donations of food, clothing and personal items.With this in mind and the fact they have an over abundance of items, the centre put together grocery bundles for the families of Lakes Entrance Fire Brigade members.“Members have been so busy on the ground that they have no...
Pinky B to the rescue

Pinky B to the rescue

Lakes Entrance Coast Guard was heavily involved in the rescue of 21 people, including seven children, and one dog, last Thursday.The people were stranded at Tamboon Inlet because of the bushfire situation and had no way to get out by land.The Pinky B left Lakes Entrance at 10.45am, arriving at Tamboon at 12.45pm, meeting with Police Boat VP 09, which had travelled down from Mallacoota to assist...
Town empties amid fire threat

Town empties amid fire threat

Lakes Entrance resembled a ghost town over the weekend.From around noon Friday right throughout the weekend, the seaside town was desolate as thousands of tourists and locals alike heeded warnings to evacuate due to the menacing and unpredictable bushfires.Saturday was expected to be a spike day in the treacherous conditions, however a south-westerley wind change around midday pushed the fires...
Celebrating a decade on the Lakes

Celebrating a decade on the Lakes

The Gippsland Lakes Paddle Challenge is a signature event for East Gippsland and is considered Victoria’s premier paddle event.It will celebrate a decade on the Lakes on May 2, 2020, when a variety of craft will power their way across Australia’s largest inland waterway.The inaugural event in 2011 had 30 starters. It has since grown to become the largest multi-craft paddling event in Victoria...

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