Australian Country Team.

October 19, 2016
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Natarlia grew up in a hockey playing family in Townsville, but she was 10 years old before she started playing. Pretty soon it became clear that she had a real talent for the sport.

Rising up the ranks in her local club, Natarlia was recently selected to join the Australian Country Team. 

With her first overseas hockey tour later this year, Natarlia tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about her passion for women’s hockey.
This month is supported by Hockey Australia.

Back on Track mentor

October 12, 2016
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Cameron is a three time Paralympic medallist who rediscovered his love of sport and is supporting newly injured young people through the Back on Track mentoring program.

Cameron tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about mentoring the next generation of Paralympians and the importance of these programs in remote areas.

This month is supported by Hockey Australia.

Dedicated sports mum

October 5, 2016
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Taking on a part-time job, purchasing a new car and travelling across NSW each week are just a few of the things that Christine has done to further her son’s career in baseball and softball.

Christine tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about the hours of dedication needed to achieve success and her passion behind community sports.
This month is proudly supported by Hockey Australia.

From a hobby into a successful business

September 29, 2016
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At 50 years of age, he decided to take up what he thought was going to be a new hobby – making whisky at his home in Tasmania. As it turned out, he actually founded a highly regarded and very successful whisky distillery.

Casey tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about why age is no barrier to new ideas and new business and how his hobby became something bigger than he ever expected.
This month is supported by the Country Women's Association of NSW.

Growing the community

September 29, 2016
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Annette has been a member for 38 years, since she joined to meet other people in her community. She never thought she’d one day end up heading the organisation in the state.

Annette tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about the many older women in the association and the wisdom they can share with the young guns moving up the ranks.
 
This month is supported by the Country Women's Association of NSW.

Grey Nomad

September 19, 2016
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Roy and his wife Mia have spent the last 14 years seeing Australia’s most beautiful places, with some trips lasting for months at a time.

Roy tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about his adventures as a grey nomad and why one spot will never hold him down for too long. 
This month is supported by the CWA.

The Women’s Shed

September 15, 2016
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The Women's Shed is equipping women to learn new skills and rely on themselves for household maintenance and projects. Many of the members are older women who had previously relied on their husbands to take care of tasks from replacing tiles to fixing broken cupboards.

Fiona tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about empowering older women who are living on their own and encouraging those wanting to learn new skills.
 
This month is supported by the Country Women's Association of New South Wales.

From farmer to semi-retirement worker

August 31, 2016
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This week we speak to Roy Routledge, a farmer from the Midwest region of Western Australia, who has diversified his skills as he moves off the farm and into contracting roles later on in life.

Roy and his wife Loretta took on the family farm near Northampton in the 1970s and developed a mixed livestock and cropping enterprise. These days the farm is being leased out and Roy is still travelling around the countryside, meeting new people and learning new skills and experiences as he contracts to different properties in Western Australia.  

This month is supported by the Country Women's Association (CWA) of NSW.

50:50 Share Farmer

August 26, 2016
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This week we speak to Stuart Burr, a successful share farmer from north-east Tasmania.

When he started as a trainee in a dairy operation right out of school, it never crossed his mind that he could one day be running his own farm, but share farming presented him with the perfect opportunity.

Stuart tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about getting finance to enter a share farming partnership, and how this opportunity can help secure a farmer’s financial future.

This month is proudly supported by Case IH Australia.

Thousands of tiny workers

August 25, 2016
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So far we’ve talked police dogs, horse physiotherapy and farm dogs, but today we’re talking about a hard working animal you probably haven’t given much thought to – the dung beetle!
Bernard tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about the incredible benefits of these tiny workers and how they add value to agriculture and our environment. 

This month is supported by Virbac.

The iconic farmers friend

August 18, 2016
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Each year Karen and her team run the renowned Australian Kelpie Muster that brings thousands of people to the Victorian town of Casterton and includes australia’s premier kelpie auction.

Karen tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about what makes a quality farm dog and why some Kelpies sell for over $10,000.
This month is supported by Virbac.

Equine Physiotherapy

August 10, 2016
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This week we continue our month on working animals as we speak to physiotherapist Stephanie Batterham.


Stephanie tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about how horses can reach the optimal level of performance and why early detection of movement abnormalities are vital.

This month is supported by Virbac.

50:50 Share Farmer

August 8, 2016
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This week we speak to Stuart Burr, a successful share farmer from north-east Tasmania.

When he started as a trainee in a dairy operation right out of school, it never crossed his mind that he could one day be running his own farm, but share farming presented him with the perfect opportunity.

Stuart tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about getting finance to enter a share farming partnership, and how this opportunity can help secure a farmer’s financial future.

This month is proudly supported by Case IH Australia.

Canine Section | Western Australia Police

August 3, 2016
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To start off the month we speak to police constable Mitch Rowe, who works with two police dogs trained to find drugs and cash.

Mitch and his dogs have travelled across WA including regional cities, remote towns and mining villages.

Mitch tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about how police dogs are trained, the many responsibilities they have and how Grover and Buckley have become more than just working companions.

This month is proudly supported by Virbac.

Sparking Regional Employment

August 3, 2016
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This week we speak to Wayne Sear, a man well known to us at Agsafe. 

Wayne has over 30 years’ experience in the agricultural chemical and fertiliser industries. Starting his own consultancy business in the year 2014, Wayne has a passion for training people in the safe handling, storage and distribution of agvet chemicals.

Wayne tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about the drive behind increasing safety in the workplace and the need for proper business and employee training.