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The Piccaninny Mountain devastated by out-of-control burn-off: It’s time the community had a say

The Piccaninny Mountain devastated by out-of-control burn-off: It’s time the community had a say


By Jane Gibb

I had a terrible day recently that turned into a terrible week. A so-called “fuel reduction burn” got out of control right next to our retreat here at Griffins Hill, devastating the bush – and me, for a while.

My frustration with this totally ineffective, disproven strategy to protect the nearby town of Dunkeld from bush fire left me completely depleted at first. (It might have also been the smoke that choked our home for several days!)

But I’m not going to lie down and take it.

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Well argued piece jane. There is a huge gap between what we are being told by "the authorities" and the truth on the ground. It is... Read More
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 22:22
As a first time visitor to the Grampians, overwhelmed by its natural beauty, I was shocked to hear that the recent fire on Mt Picc... Read More
Saturday, 21 June 2014 09:02
You have my support Jane. Very well argued piece. Thankyou for taking the time to articulate your thoughts. I think the strategy f... Read More
Thursday, 26 June 2014 09:41
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Taking yoga on the journey of life

Taking yoga on the journey of life

Jenny Green, 71, is just weeks away from embarking on a 270km walk along the hills of Massif Central in southern France – named the Robert Louis Stephenson trail after the author who walked it in 1878.

A daily practice of yoga asana and strength-building exercises is part of Green’ preparation for her big walk. “I am going to the gym to build strength, and I tend to finish my gym session with yoga,” Green says. “I think flexibility is a really important part of the walking process.

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