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Last week I shared how Sarah Henderson, our Federal M.P. for Corangamite was coming to Lorne to make some exciting announcements. Well that she did and in such a big, big way. In fact, $3.26 million, matched by the same figure from the Surf Coast Shire for the re-development of the Stribling Reserve facilities and a further $90,000 for the Lorne Bowls Club for the re-surface … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

The first week of autumn has started just as well as summer finished with temperatures getting no lower than the mid-twenties, numbers around town continuing to be strong and the chance to take a breath and reflect on the summer that was. Confirmed by most as one of our ‘best ever’, it was a beauty on almost every front. This weekend’s Labour Day long weekend will again … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

The curtain is finally down on what has been one of Lorne’s best summers in many years. The weather pattern looks set to cotinine over the next week which will ensure the vibe continues. Its such a great time to be on the coast and there are many who share the same belief. On Wednesday I ran into a lovely couple from Toronto, Canada who had … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

The countdown to the end of summer is well and truly underway as we enter the final week of what has been one of the very best. This weekend in town the Victorian Junior Surf Life Saving Championships will see in excess of 1500 competitors plus extended family and friends descend into town for a huge week of competition and fun. The two-day event features individual … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

As we continue to roll through summer, albeit only three weeks remain, it sits on everyone’s lips that its been one of the best recent decades and our thousands of visitors surely would leave our region with their expectations reached and desires to return set to be reality. There is still plenty happening and with continued good weather patterns, still great times ahead. This weekend the … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Happy Australia Day long weekend and what a beauty its going to be with temperatures forecast in the mid twenties and Lorne absolutely firing on all cylinders. In what is historically one of the biggest weekends outside of the Pier to Pub weekend, it’s a great opportunity to “round off” January before settling back into the more mainstream work patterns. In what a number of our … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

The 2019 GMHBA Pier to Pub has been and swum with both female and male divisions being taken out by Queensland junior swimmers Lani Pallister and Hayden Cotter respectively. This year’s event was maimed by the tragic passing of Murray Howard who suffered a fatal heart attack during his twentieth Pier to Pub swim. Murray, a non-permanent resident of Lorne, was very well known to many … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

This weekend Lorne plays host to the 39th annual Pier to Pub swim, an amazing achievement over so many years following the the inaugural event that saw only 200 swimmers hit the water. The 1.2 kilometre event set on the most picturesque ocean swim course in the world will see Lorne with standing room only this weekend. Add this Fridays Mountain to Surf run and its … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Happy New Year! I hope your next 12 months is a great one for you and there’s no better time to complete those successful foundations than right now. With my 12-month diary “locked and loaded” I’m happy to share that my very first entries are “my time”. Family, health and holidays come first and they are as always, the first entries in my annual planner. I … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Every now and then we are exposed to a transaction that is a little different and out of left field and this years story eclipses all past experiences by a long way! Having shown a prospective purchaser one of our prestige homes, it was soon to be revealed how the purchase was being made as a Christmas present for his wife. Having completed a complex negotiation … Continue Reading »