August 2021

Mungo lodge ...

Good morning all,

That’s a bit of a contradiction to reality really. We can only hope everyone adheres to regulations set down by people who are doing the best they can.

As has been stated, there is no rule book, just a group of people, strained to the limit if the truth be known, trying to keep us all as safe as possible. At the same time dealing with a few persons who have absolutely no regard for the rest of us.

Few travellers...

Good morning all,

I distinctly remember saying last week, ‘the next week will tell the tale’.  I guess in a way it has, more lockdowns and obviously more to come.

In the words of a prominent NSW politician this morning, “ you can’t vaccinate against idiots”. And sadly it’s still individuals going where they should not go, causing the major problems.

Very few travellers on the move, which is lessening the chances of spread, but unfortunately a real reluctance in our area out here to get vaccinated.

For those of you who are well away from the hot spots and doing the right thing by the rest of the communities, I think our next event out this way is the Milparinka Gymkhana on the 11th. September, if we’re not all locked down by then.

Mundi Mundi Bash 2022, lower travelling numbers

Good morning all,

No email when you logged on this morning I know, bit of a wonky evening but here we are.

Do you think this week may be the decider of which way we go? I certainly don’t envy ‘aunty Glad’ her job, as one high profile physician said yesterday, ‘there’s no rule book we’re writing it as we go’.

I think the best help we can all give those steering the boat is to adhere to their rules, do as we’re told and hope that the people in the lock down areas stay put for the duration.

Back here on our home front, it’s getting tricky to keep up with what events are being cancelled.

As you all know the Mundi Mundi Bash as been moved out to 2022, the Broken Heel Festival has been relocated to September, (to be confirmed). Milparinka Gymkhana to September 11th. still on, (thanks Sarah). The Wentworth Pre Show set for the 15th. has been cancelled. The big Ivanhoe Truck and Tractor Show has unfortunately also been taken off the list. Don’t buy a new hat for the Louth Races, if you have put it in the cupboard till next year.

It is with a degree of sadness that I bring all these cancellations to you, and there are obviously many more that I have not caught up with.

Obviously travelling numbers have significantly dropped off out here in our area and will remain so till they get “delta” yarded and a good lock on the gate.

Please be mindful of the simple procedures when you stop by and visit our little towns, and we will try and help you with what there is to see. Each of our towns have something we can offer.

Again, tune in to our radio stations, ABC and commercial, and our FM stations, not just for road reports but the daily changing rules on movement and border closures.