Survivor of gynecologic cancer

May 4, 2017
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Feeling isolated after a cancer diagnosis, Kath sought out support from other women in a similar position, only to discover there were no support groups for women like her.

She tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about overcoming stigmas and her regional workshops to help raise awareness.

This month is supported by New Holland Agriculture.

Research into rural and regional mental health

April 26, 2017
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A former GP, Stephen is beyondblue’s research and evaluation leader with more than three decades’ of experience in mental health.

He tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about the research and evaluation that underpins all of beyondblue’s work and how their programs can help people in regional areas.

This month is supported by Case IH.

Headspace, keeping teens connected and building trust in Regional Australia

April 20, 2017
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Nick Duigan, Manager of Headspace in Geraldton WA, is helping young people in regional areas to deal with their problems.

He shares how keeping teens and young adults connected within their communities is key to building trust and developing strategies to cope with their issues long term.

This month is supported by Case IH.

Suicide prevention & mental health advocate

April 13, 2017
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Justice encountered her first mental health challenge at the tender age of just 10 years old, and started her first mental health program when she was 13 years of age. Since then, she’s won a number of state and national awards, become youth mayor of her city and launched multiple programs to support young people dealing with mental health issues.

This month is supported by Case IH.

Working Dogs School for mental health

April 6, 2017
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Today we speak with Wayne Flintham, who lost a friend to suicide in 2015. He hadn’t realised his friend was struggling.

Wayne tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about how dogs have helped individuals through adversity and why events like the Working Dogs School are important in raising awareness.

This month is supported by Case IH.

Women in construction

March 29, 2017
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Sarah has worked on across various construction sites for almost two decades, so she knows a thing or two about being a woman in a male dominated industry.

She tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about what it’s like to be a tradeswoman and why she loves it despite the challenges.

This month is supported by Australian Women in Agriculture.

President of the Australian Women in Ag

March 22, 2017
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Sarah left the lights of Brisbane to became a dairy farmer in Victoria. Since then, she has learned a lot about finding your way in a new community, starting a farming business almost from scratch and the value of empowering women in ag.

She tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about how Australian Women in Agriculture is working to inform and enable women in the agri sector.

This month is supported by the Australian Women in Agriculture.

The Invisible Farmer Project

March 15, 2017
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Today we speak with Liza Dale-Hallet, Lead Curator of the Invisible Farmer Project, the largest ever study of Australian women on the land.  

The projects aims to shine a light on the untold stories of women living and working on the land who have contributed to keeping Ag and rural communities together.

This month is supported by The Australian Women in Agriculture.

UN Women

March 9, 2017
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Today we speak with Janelle Weissman, Executive Director of the UN Women National Committee Australia.

She tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about the challenges women face in Australia – particularly in regional areas – and the importance of giving girls and women economic empowerment, political empowerment and leadership roles.

This month is supported by the Australian Women in Agriculture.

Australian Farm Stories

March 1, 2017
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Today we speak with Simone Kain, who recently won the SA RIRDC Rural Women’s Award for her work teaching kids – and grown ups – about Australian agriculture through her George the Farmer stories.

Simone tells Kendi Burness-Cowan why it’s so important to keep sharing stories from the farm, and what she loves about George the Farmer.

This month is supported by the Australian Women in Agriculture.

Building great small cities and motivated local communities

February 22, 2017
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This week we speak to Jack Archer, CEO of the Regional Australia Institute.

Jack is working with RAI to help build a thriving regional Australia with great small cities and motivated local communities.

Jack tells Kendi Burness-Cowan how regions are uncovering opportunities that can deliver hundreds of millions of dollars to their economies, just by focusing in the right areas.

This month is supported by the Regional Australia Institute.

Turning big ideas into successful businesses.

February 15, 2017
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A natural born entrepreneur, Diana Somerville has turned her attention to helping other innovators get started. She runs a range of programs to help people in regional areas turn their big ideas into successful businesses.

She tells Kendi Burness-Cowan why innovation in regional Australia is different, why it’s important to build connections across regions, and how entrepreneurs can get started.

This month is supported by the Regional Australia Institute.

Building a major airport

February 8, 2017
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Digging into their own pockets and their own property, John and his family built an airport just outside Toowoomba, which is capable of landing jumbos. The new airport is a driving factor in the Regional Australia Institute’s projection of a $10b expansion in the local economy over the next 15 years.

John tells Kendi Burness-Cowan how the Wagners went from talking about building an airport to opening one in the space of just a few years, and why vision and courage are essential for regional Australia.

This month is supported by the Regional Australia Institute.

One laptop in the hands of every child

February 2, 2017
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This week we speak to Rangan Srikhanta, CEO and Founder of One Education.

Rangan wants to put a laptop in the hands of every child, including those in regional and remote areas. And he doesn't want them just to use them, he wants them to build and repair them too.

Rangan tells Kendi-Burness Cowan why it’s important for all children to stay connected and how technology equals opportunity.

This month is supported by the Regional Australia Institute.

Holiday Parks

December 21, 2016
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Each year thousands of families and other travellers escape the rush of everyday life at tourist parks around the country, where they can share a drink with the neighbours, let the kids roam free and enjoy some of the most spectacular locations Australia has to offer.

This week we speak to Campbell Davies, General Manager of Marketing and Sales for Big 4, about his favourite holiday park and his tips for tent, caravan and cabin holidays.

This month is supported by BIG4 Holiday Park.