Welcome to our second issue of North East Living magazine.
We have been heartened by the positive responses we’ve received from the first edition – so much so that the magazine will now be publishing three times a year, in Summer, Autumn/ Winter, and Spring.
Feedback from our readers reflected a genuine appreciation for the variety of stories in the first edition, celebrating aspects and people that help make our North East region the envy of many other parts of Australia.
That flavour carries through into this edition of North East Living, with the magazine’s fundamental premise to help share the rich diversity, history, vibrant arts and culture, fine wines and cuisine, wonderful hospitality experiences, natural beauty and wide range of activities on offer – encapsulated by so many interesting people who call our region home.
In this edition we catch up with Australia’s ‘ voice of sports’ Craig Willis, who when not taking centre stage at the MCG on grand final day, is happily at home in the high country near Mansfield.
Over at Yackandandah we have the musical maestro Pete Denahy, as well as renowned sculptor Ben Gilbert, who are fine examples of creative talents able to excel in their fields without having to sacrifice their cherished lifestyle in a rural township.
This edition also looks at local efforts to restore iconic cattlemen’s huts, give new life and purpose to our iconic old tobacco kilns, and also get out and make the most of our pristine environment from the seat of a mountain bike.
We hope you find the local stories interesting, and perhaps may even inspire some Spring activity.