There's no doubt that Port Stephens is an ideal place to live and holiday.
The area boasts an outstanding tourism and hospitality industry, ideal living conditions and an engaged and enthusiastic community.
But there is also no doubt that the area hasn't been immune to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
With the NSW Government easing restrictions and paving the way for communities to move forward, the Examiner is taking a look at what Port Stephens needs to bounce back, both economically and socially, after the agitation of COVID-19.
The Port's Road to Recovery series aims to paint a picture of individual industries and social issues, how they have been impacted and what the future looks like for them - as told by those on the ground.
This series began with a look at the real estate industry, followed by hospitality, childcare, beauty and fitness.
Has the industry been impacted? What has that impact been? What is needed for the industry to move forward? What does the future look like?
Key players in each industry have shared their thoughts on the current situation and highlighted what may be needed to move forward.
Also read as part of the Port's Road to Recovery series: