Hotspots highlights - community stories
Wednesday, 23rd November 2011
As our first online newsletter, the Hotspots team would like to take this opportunity to pay respect and give recognition to Peter Mackenzie-Stewart; aka 'Macca', who tragically died in a light aircraft accident in 2010.
At our very first Hotspots workshop held at Currawyina (a large property near Drake, Northern NSW) in August 2005, Peter stood out as a character that had a passion for looking after the land. As an engaging landholder champion not only did Peter motivate us and others around him but was also a source of great inspiration to those he worked with.
"Before Hotspots, we were an isolated community; we felt that we had to fight fire by ourselves, that we were alone. But since the training, we feel part of a larger community now that we manage for fire as a community."