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St Brendan’s back and busy

St Brendan’s back and busy

“What a difference a week makes,” was the comment from St Brendan’s Primary School’s principal, Matthew Hamer, after a temporary COVID-enforced closure ended last Wednesday. “This week our students and staff have returned in full. Our students have never been happier to see one another and are interacting in such a beautiful manner,” the principal said. “We have had the odd wet...
Walk through history

Walk through history

Upgrades to a walking trail, which recognises Aboriginal culture, have been completed at Nowa Nowa. The Boggy Creek Walking Trail was recently the recipient of a $250,000 grant from the Victorian Government aimed at recognising Aboriginal culture and aiming to increase visitors to the region. Regional Development Victoria, Parks Victoria and the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation...
End of an Era wins

End of an Era wins

It was announced last Wednesday that End of an Era: The Last Gippsland Lakes Fishermen  by Lynda Mitchelson-Twigg, representing the Gippsland Lakes commercial fishing Community, was the winner of the Oral History Award at the Victorian Community History Awards. These awards recognise the work of individuals and organisations that preserve and share Victoria’s history. End of an Era...
Monika’s autobiography

Monika’s autobiography

“It is now my time to express for all members of the human race and planet earth, my experience as a schizophrenic,” Monika Hollander said on the launch of her autobiography, Living on the Brink. It is a human story about a life with mental instability, which was awakened in Monika’s mid 20s while travelling overseas and completing a midwifery degree in Edinburgh, Scotland. “Not understanding...
Hall the town centre

Hall the town centre

The Wairewa Public Hall has provided a focal point for the small valley since it was built in the mid 1950s. It was originally built as rooms for the local tennis club but over the years, as interest in playing tennis waned, the hall morphed into a community meeting place. It has undergone some renovations and extensions over the course of time but has always remained a community hall. Christmas...
Mixed weekend

Mixed weekend

The Melbourne Cup long weekend saw an influx of visitors to Lakes Entrance and surrounding towns, giving a boost to many businesses, but not all. The surf shops were very popular with Gerry Lina from Sandbar Surf reporting a terrific weekend with a really good vibe. “I pray we never have another lockdown,” he said. “Although the shop was never really busy, we ended up showing very good figures.”...

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