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.

Angorichina Station

December 14, 2016
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This week we speak to Alice Fargher who welcomes guests from all over the world to her sun-seared family property in South Australia’s Flingers Rangers.

She tells Kendi-Burness Cowan about incredible sunrises, iconic wildlife and how even city slickers can experience an outback lifestyle they will love in an adventure they won’t soon forget.

This month is supported by BIG4 Holiday Park.

Rex Ellis Safari

December 8, 2016
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Rex began his safari business in 1965, and since then he’s escorted nature lovers, adventurers and travel tragics on camel back, by boat, in cars and even on his own paddlewheeler. Just don’t call him a tour operator.

Rex tells Kendi-Burness Cowan about the experiences he’s had, the places he can’t resist and why he’s still awed by outback Australia after all these years.

This month is supported by BIG4 Holiday Park.

Benalla Wall to Wall Festival

December 1, 2016
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Like so many country towns, Benalla was facing something of an identity crisis, so Jim and a group of other passionate locals started thinking about ways for it to get its mojo back.

With this vision in mind they created the Wall to Wall festival – an annual event that sees artists from all over the world create original murals on the town’s buildings.

This month is supported by BIG4 Holiday Parks.

Northern Territory Meteorologist

November 23, 2016
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Angeline grew up in Fiji and lived through howling cyclones and raging winds as a child.

Those experiences ignited her passion for wild weather and today she is a senior meteorologist in the Northern Territory.

This month is supported by the Insurance Council of Australia.

Storm Chaser

November 17, 2016
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This week we speak to John King, a passionate storm chaser who has been known to drive for hours to catch a great show from nature.

Believe it or not, John used to be afraid of big storms, but he turned his fear into curiosity and today he uses his knowledge to predict when and where a storm will occur.

This month is supported by The Insurance Council of Australia.

Understand Insurance

November 9, 2016
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From bushfire season, to cyclones and storms many homeowners may face natural disasters and having the correct insurance for your property is vital.

Campbell tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about what state is six times more likely to lodge a claim than anywhere else in Australia and how insurance companies rank and categories what makes a natural disaster.

This month is supported by The Insurance Council of Australia.

SES Regional Commander

November 2, 2016
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Trevor began as a volunteer at the SES over 30 years ago and has faced countless different natural disasters.

Taking on a full time role around a decade ago, Trevor tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about his role as Regional Commander and the importance of organizations such as the SES.
This month is supported by The Insurance Council of Australia.

Young Surf Bums in Agriculture

October 26, 2016
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With a passion for the coastal farming lifestyle, Owen created the Young Surf Bums in Agriculture with a group of mates on the south coast of Western Australia.

Owen tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about his passion for both the land and water, and how a regular surf with his farming friends is good for body and soul.
This month is supported by Hockey Australia.