Rising tide makes mischief as Illawarra's kayaking grandfathers set sail for blockade

Kate McIlwain
Updated November 4 2023 - 7:15pm, first published 4:03pm

Tom Hunt and Simon Leslie may be part of a movement called Rising Tide - but they were still caught off guard by the incoming water in Wollongong Harbour as they stood ashore to mark the first leg of their voyage on Saturday morning.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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