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Rural Reporter

ABC (Australia)

Each week ABC's rural reporters present news and stories from rural and regional Australia covering issues relating to primary industries and regional communities. From Kununurra, Geraldton and Albany across to Burnie and Bega, rural reporters from 29 regional ABC stations and seven capital cities paint a picture of life and the issues that concern the 35% of Australia's population that lives outside our major urban centres.

Each week ABC's rural reporters present news and stories from rural and regional Australia covering issues relating to primary industries and regional communities. From Kununurra, Geraldton and Albany across to Burnie and Bega, rural reporters from 29 regional ABC stations and seven capital cities paint a picture of life and the issues that concern the 35% of Australia's population that lives outside our major urban centres.
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Location:

Brisbane, QLD

Description:

Each week ABC's rural reporters present news and stories from rural and regional Australia covering issues relating to primary industries and regional communities. From Kununurra, Geraldton and Albany across to Burnie and Bega, rural reporters from 29 regional ABC stations and seven capital cities paint a picture of life and the issues that concern the 35% of Australia's population that lives outside our major urban centres.

Language:

English

Contact:

ABC Radio National GPO Box 9994 Sydney 2001


Episodes

Students have a whale of a time and balloon rides over the Mallee

9/23/2018
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Students have a whale of a time in the Kimberley; putting Tascargot on the menu; the sport of bronco branding returns to the red centre; and balloon rides over the Mallee.

Duration:00:25:36

Restoring historic 'Patterdale' and Taylor's a pint-sized endurance rider

9/16/2018
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Traditional skills used to restore the historic homestead of colonial artist John Glover; the CWA holds a marmalade masterclass; and meet pint-sized endurance rider Taylor Grogan.

Duration:00:25:35

The ballet goes outback and meet Coober Pedy's 'kangaroo mum'

9/9/2018
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Members of the Australian Ballet go outback; we find out what's good for your gut; train for a remote area emergency; and meet Coober Pedy's 'kangaroo mum'.

Duration:00:25:07

Digging up marine fossils and horses and high fashion at the Louth races

9/2/2018
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Amateur palaeontologists dig up marine fossils; dry weather forces feral camels south; and horses and high fashion at the Louth country race meeting.

Duration:00:25:36

Behind the scenes on the ski slopes and mining families go underground

8/26/2018
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Behind the scenes on the ski slopes; rehabilitation farm work offers new hope; Pauline is Pentland's number one fundraiser; and families tour an underground mine.

Duration:00:25:36

A rare bird makes an appearance and vintage vans on display

8/19/2018
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The critically endangered regent honey eater flies into the Hunter; we go trackside with 90-year-old Alf McLeod; meet Clyde the kelpie; and visit a vintage caravan rally.

Duration:00:25:36

Growing oysters in the tropics and meet the master and his apprentice

8/5/2018
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Growing tropical oysters in the Pilbara; bringing the spiny daisy back to life; sharing horse skills with the world; and meet an 81-year-old blacksmith and his apprentice.

Duration:00:25:36

Dialling up with HAM radio operators and meet George the pigeon 'liberator'

7/29/2018
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HAM radio operators dial up the world; girls take on the boys at the Jundah rodeo; the Pilbara community remembers one of its own; and meet George the pigeon 'liberator'.

Duration:00:25:31

Digging in the Pilbara and truffle hunting in the Victorian alps

7/22/2018
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An archaeological dig unearths an ancient campfire; we go gardening in marginal country; young Rory has his heart set on a music career; and Charlie goes truffle hunting in the alps.

Duration:00:25:36

Singing in the caves and a career change to 'Fork it Farm'

7/15/2018
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We go underground to sing in the caves; Woodstock farewells its butcher; we take a walk through the 'lungs' of Pt Macquarie; and visit Daniel and Kim Croker on 'Fork it Farm'

Duration:00:25:31

Harvest Market goes plastic free and bushland rises from the ashes

7/8/2018
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A farmers' market goes plastic free in July; drovers hit the road as the big dry bites; Lorna Driscoll is a veteran water diviner; and Tathra's bushland rises from the ashes.

Duration:00:25:31

Gathering for a food swap and rescue dogs sniff out truffles

7/1/2018
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Keen gardeners and home cooks meet for a neighbourhood food swap; pizza's on the menu at a Victorian cheese factory; girl guides make shopping bags; and a rescue dog sniffs out truffles

Duration:00:25:15

A 'wheelie' good nesting box trial and creating a backyard market garden

6/24/2018
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Volunteers make new homes for native wildlife; turn your backyard into an urban market garden; and kick up your heels at the Kooroorinya Races jive competition.

Duration:00:25:31

Messing about on the river and waltzing back to Winton

6/17/2018
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We go messing about on a river boat; tackle the thorny problem of picking finger limes; brussels sprouts get a new lease on life; and a Matilda collection waltzes back to Winton.

Duration:00:25:27

Healthy eating in the NT and seafarers get their land legs

6/10/2018
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Growing school vegetables and hauling in fish - it's all about healthy eating in the Northern Territory; a charity helps seafarers get their land legs; and we dial up a telephone collection.

Duration:00:25:34

Visit a no-waste berry farm and go bush with an outback mailman

6/3/2018
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Visit a no-waste berry farm; check out an oyster stout; taste test a batch of scones; and head bush with a Channel Country mailman.

Duration:00:25:31

Preserving a relic of rural Australia and anyone for tea?

5/27/2018
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Jim Sawyer is a man with a mission, collecting and restoring old windmills; we check out the national yard dog trials; learn how to milk a camel; and have a cuppa at the tea cosy festival.

Duration:00:25:31

Family sells off vintage machinery and local shearing brand turns 30

5/20/2018
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Family sells off a vintage machinery collection; go fly fishing in Tasmania; indigenous language comes alive at Taree High; and a local shearing clothing brand turns 30.

Duration:00:25:01

Mammals to return to Sturt National Park and a mushroom-led recovery

5/13/2018
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Sturt National Park prepares for an animal release; making the switch from cows to chooks; a disability support group grows organic oyster mushrooms; and raw honey straight from the hives.

Duration:00:25:31

Triumph and tragedy at Woombye cheese and munching edible weeds

5/6/2018
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Triumph and tragedy at the award-winning Woombye cheese company; bushies line up for a relaxing massage; we tuck into edible garden weeds; and crank up the heat with home-grown chillies.

Duration:00:25:31