Issue August -September 2022


Strahan & the Gordon River area helped me to better understand its important significance as a World Heritage site for wilderness.

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NEWS:1.100 southern corroboree frogs reintroduced at Kosciuszko National Park.  _______________________________________

2.New Electric Range Rover to be released.


3. Australian company, Tough Dog Suspensions sold.

The Southern Most point of South Australia, is an area that is very rugged,  windswept & part of the stunning Limestone Coast.

New interior comfort and convenience features have been added to the HiLux range.

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Little do people know that the Blue Mountains are full of places equally as good if not better than Echo Point.

While driving through the little village of Millfield, you could be excused if you missed the former Rising Sun Inn.

Welcome to more reliable weather and the hope of drying out our beautiful land.

After months of unpredictable weather, bringing more rains than the land can cope with, the Australian people have shown how resilient, strong, generous, and kind they are.

With some people rebuilding after seeing record flood levels and replacing for the third time as in as many months, others have been in the forefront of the flooded areas rescuing and protecting property and life during the floods and helping with cleaning up after the waters have receded.

As a nation we are very supportive of one another especially in times of crisis or trauma, an enormous family drawn together in disaster and tragedy, supporting those in need and giving a helping hand in whatever way we can.

Supporting small businesses after all the rocky years of Covid and clan has become the most important after-pandemic action to be taken, helping these struggling business owners to keep on going, building their business back to profitable levels and enabling them to rehire staff again. Every coffee, meal bought from them gives them more hope of surviving the last few years of uncertainty. Buying a meal & a drink at a hotel somewhere during your trip also helps that small business owner, so don’t camp over night at their facilities without at least spending money there. Mentally many of these business owners are really struggling, some just wanting to simply walk away from it all.

Some have struggled on providing takeaway services so you could still have your morning coffee or even your evening meal. Now it is our turn to keep populating our favourite small businesses to keep them moving forward, back to the thriving businesses they were. Small actions can provide great hope. Small actions can make great differences. Please do your bit!

One such business is Lings Café at Ellalong near Cessnock, that we featured some time ago. This family owned & run business did it tough as so many others have been doing.

They rose to the call & carried on. Their excellent customer service has earned them a place as a finalist in this year’s Hunter Local Business Awards. This is a direct result of their hard work as a team, their dedication & passion to their customers.

Congratulations! Well done and very deserved. They always serve fantastic food from the extensive menu & the ladies are so cheerful to their customers.

We found this shop by accident 3 years ago and regularly head there now.

Other such great businesses, are the True Café at Lochinvar, the Oasis Terrace at Mulgoa, Wollombi Road Providore at Cessnock, crowned Best Small Business in the 2022 Fresh Awards! All the businesses that advertise with us & many more who don’t win awards but are winners by hanging in there.

We are sure you all know of such businesses, in your own areas, so go ahead, help them make their day.

After the darkness of Covid & rains that saw massive flooding, there is a glimmer of hope again, as people rebuild their lives.