Author: Moira Shire Council
Organisation: Moira Shire Council
There has never been a more important time to reach out to our friends and family. There is little doubt that we all know someone who must be feeling the challenges served up by COVID-19. For some of us, it is juggling the needs of home schooling while trying to look professional on yet another video-conference. For others, it might be the challenges of running a business or trying to access health care across State borders, tackling significant financial pressures or trying to recover from the devastating bushfires. Last although by no means least, are those who are deeply affected by the loneliness of social isolation or the loss of a loved one.
We can’t solve these problems but we can make a small difference by making it even easier to keep in touch.
Reconnecting with our family and friends is so important. Right now, it might feel overwhelming but sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference.
By simply sending a message of support and hope, we can let our friends and family know that we care and look forward to being reunited when the restrictions are eased and we can spend time together again.
Moira Shire has been exploring new ways to make it easier for our residents to send a simple message of support. As part of our approach, we’ve created a series of locally inspired postcards you can email. Just visit the Reconnect to Reunite Gallery, where there is a choice of 24 different postcards for you to send. They are ready and waiting for you to add your own personal message.
The other galleries have lots of postcards that showcase all the wonderful things there are to do in Sun Country, providing plenty of inspiration for your friends and family to visit when the time is right.
As part of our vPostcard initiative, we’ve also partnered with our local newspapers to tell you all about it and distribute free printed postcards for you to send too. A special inclusion is a postcard that kids can colour in and post with their own message. At a time like this, an old-fashioned postcard might just bring a smile to someone’s face. When next in town, please look out for them.
All aboard for a cruise into our heritage
There is little doubt that at a time like now we often reflect on the past, letting our minds wander through history. Stepping back in time is also a great way to reconnect with the places we wish to explore and characters who we’d love to meet again.
Moving with the times
In the not too distant future, we hope to emerge from COVID-19 travel restrictions. As part of Council’s approach, it has been investing in new ways to reach more visitors with the information they need to get the most out of their holiday in our beautiful region. Mayor Libro Mustica said times were changing, Council must adapt and this was an opportunity to bring visitor information to where the visitors are.
Hall of Fame honour for Kingfisher
Barmah’s Kingfisher Cruises is celebrating this week after being inducted into Ecotourism Australia’s Hall of Fame. Passionate eco-tourism advocate and owner/operator at Kingfisher Cruises, Benita Cox has been recognised for 20 years as an eco-warrior and was overjoyed after what has been a challenging year ‘off the water’ due to the COVID-19 pandemic.