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LORNE – HERE AND THERELast week the Coronavirus was at front and centre of this blog and unfortunately it looks like being so for some time yet. I also spoke about interpretations and how various people put different meaning to different phrases and wanted to clarify MY interpretation of local. We have just over 1,100 permanent resident locals occupying approximately 24% of our residential dwellings and a … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Last week we touched on the initial impact of COVID-19,
and today we reflect on how quickly everything has moved over the past week.
From messages on hand washing and reinforcement of personal hygiene a week ago
to individual country borders closing down around the entire world seven days
later. These are times and experiences we haven’t had to deal with before … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

A huge week of change in the Australian and International
landscape over the past week with the Coronavirus “ripple effect” moving down
the coast. Following on from the Daniel Andrews Government announcing today
that the Australian Grand Prix would not include public participation followed
by the Grand Prix organisers formally advising that the event be cancelled.

Ironically, only an … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

A big weekend coming up in Lorne with multiple venues hosting live music, fishing competitions and food and wine from some of the best venues out of metropolitan Melbourne. Visitor numbers to town have remained constant in Lorne with our local and interstate holiday makers taking advantage of “holidaying at home”. Coronavirus scares has certainly halted the procession … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Its great to be able to take a deep breath, slow down “just
a smidge” and reflect on the January period that was. In talking with other
traders and accommodation providers along Mountjoy Parade, there appears to be mixed
messages as to how the busiest month of summer panned out. The constant was
that the Boxing Day to Pier 2 Pub fortnight … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

The last day of January and its fair to say that many are
beginning to return to “more normal” routines. Children have returned to
school, most city based work places are now “business as usual” and for many
locals it’s a great time to “take a deep breath”. I like many others in the
tourism industry have worked the past 30 days … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Happy Australia Day long weekend and I gotta say it – where
has the month of January gone! Like most other Lorne business operators whom
have worked every day since Boxing Day, this weekend signals the final book end
of the peak holiday period. With students returning to school next week and February
“opening its arms”, it’s a great time of the … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

January is such a big month in Lorne where one thing runs into another and before you know it, the first half of the month is all over! Whether it was Christmas and New Year celebrations, Pier 2 Pub, Mountain to Surf or the thousands that have been enjoying our environment on a daily basis, our town has … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Seldom
will a year deliver “ups and downs” like we experienced in 2019 and a
“snap-shot commentary” would go something like – disastrous first half of the
year but came home with the “spinnaker flying”, worst transactional January in
the history of our company, new record residential home price set for Lorne and
holiday accommodation bookings stronger than ever.

Add … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Happy New Year! 2020 is well and truly underway with the catastrophic
wild fires burning out of control in northern coastal Victoria and New South
Wales dominating all major news bulletins. The tragic loss of life and huge
volume of residential home loss, in excess of 1,000, paints one of the darkest
periods in Australian wild fire history. To hear that a … Continue Reading »