Sunday, 05 July 2020
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“It’s like killing us off”

“It’s like killing us off”

Lidia Thorpe spent her formative years growing up in East Gippsland before moving to Melbourne for work but takes every opportunity she can to get back to country. As a proud Gunnaikurnai woman, the bush is an important part of her emotional and spiritual being. “I come out of Melbourne to come and heal on my country because, you know, I was tired,” Ms Thorpe explained as she returned to East...
The Blakemans begin their rebuild

The Blakemans begin their rebuild

The community of Wairewa, where 11 homes were lost during the bushfires, is very good at supporting each other. But, like everyone, had to go into isolation during the peak of coronavirus lockdowns. Elizabeth and Brian Blakeman, whose house survived but lost everything else, are looking forward to the return of community gatherings. “Before the virus we were having community breakfasts and...
Volunteer Stuart says farewell

Volunteer Stuart says farewell

Long-standing Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre volunteer, Stuart McIvor, has decided to call it a day and give up his muchloved volunteering role. Stuart, 82, started at the Visitor Information Centre in 2006 and has seen a lot of changes over the years. He brought to the team a wealth of knowledge and will be sadly missed. Mr McIvor said he decided to volunteer after hearing a talk at...
Economic stimulus

Economic stimulus

Visitors flocked to Lakes Entrance and surrounding towns in their droves over the long weekend. The forecast cold weather held off and the sun shone to welcome everyone to the area after months of economic silence due to bushfires and coronavirus restrictions. With hotels and restaurants opening to restricted numbers, the takeaway shops all did a good trade as well with not everyone able to get...
Lakes Entrance a walking destination

Lakes Entrance a walking destination

One good outcome of COVID-19 is people have discovered the joys and benefits of walking. Lakes Entrance is blessed in having excellent walks that start from the main street Esplanade. These walks are currently having or are about to have major improvements as well as two new walks being created. “During the partial lockdown more and more locals have been out enjoying walking. The recently...
John’s camels trek in

John’s camels trek in

In late 2017, John Elliott decided he wanted to head across Australia. There was only one problem, he didn’t know how. “After careful consideration, I decided that I would take a motorbike across the Nullabor,” John said. But John wanted to get off the beaten track as much as possible and the motorbike was surrounded by many obstacles, the biggest of which was his mother telling him that...

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