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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

Horses help therapy patients and Connor's got a nose for weeds

4/22/2018
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Horses help patients deal with anxiety and stress issues; beach sculptures brings smiles to Shelley Beach; we visit a boutique duck farm; and meet a dog with an acute sense of smell.

Duration:00:25:31

Gourmet dining on a saltpan and long distance travel for sport

4/15/2018
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We're off to dinner on a vast outback salt pan; go back of beyond for a campdraft; get tips on smoking fish; and meet border collie breeder Denis Hanrahan.

Duration:00:25:31

Shearing on Rawlinna and following the coffee bean trail

4/8/2018
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Shearing on Australia's biggest pastoral sheep station; coffee lovers follow the beans from the plantation to the cup; and two brothers embark on an eggcellent business venture.

Duration:00:25:31

Saving the Bell's turtle and farmers get the 'keep fit' message

4/1/2018
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A dog helps save an endangered turtle; farmers get the keep fit message; a calf and a camel make friends on the Nullabor; and bullocky Craig Lockwood yokes up his team.

Duration:00:25:31

The 'vegie van man' retires after 60 years and Kiwis line up for feijoas

3/25/2018
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Tasmania's vegie van man is retiring after 60 years on the road; cyclone damage doesn't stop the farmers market; we go on a fermenting journey; and Kiwis line up for feijoas.

Duration:00:25:31

Sentinel bees are on alert and picking Muddy Creek apples

3/18/2018
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Sentinel bee hives are on alert for varroa mite; bush kids brush up on their rodeo skills; Vivienne White's a hobby farm shearer; and picking heritage apples at Muddy Creek orchard

Duration:00:25:31

Farmers fight back against foxes and volunteers harvest the hops

3/11/2018
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Join a feral fox hunt in Western Australia; a monster saltwater croc goes to school; we head off on a camel beach safari; and volunteers harvest the hops at Van Dieman Brewing.

Duration:00:25:31

Healthy eating in the Northern Territory and seafarers get their land legs

3/4/2018
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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:00:25:31

Feeding the firies and reviving the local show

2/25/2018
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Meet the catering brigade - the often forgotten volunteers of the RFS; the endangered Mary River cod is making a comeback; Sydney's Vietnamese community picks their own lychees; and the Darkan show is back after 60 years.

Duration:00:25:31

Breaking in brumbies and 'off the cuff' rainfall readings

2/18/2018
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This week breaking in 70 wild brumbies in just seven days; meet John Francom the wheelchair farmer, and 84-year-old rain man Peter Jones; and catch mud crabs to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Duration:00:25:31

The journey to boarding school and grinding buckwheat for noodle chefs

2/11/2018
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Follow the journey country kids take to get back to boarding school; abiu is something new for the fruit bowl; we check out the sport of horse vaulting; and grind buckwheat for noodle chefs

Duration:00:25:31

Searching for sugarbag honey and a female first mate

2/4/2018
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We go on a hunt for sugarhoney honey; build a stone wall house in Tasmania; grow and graft grevilleas; and meet prawn trawler first mate Nadine Adams.

Duration:00:25:31

Warrell Creek gets it's own BYO tavern and organic growers rebuild

1/28/2018
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Warrell Creek gets its own BYO tavern; organic growers rebound from an arson attack; bush kids head off to boarding school; and 'George the Farmer' heads into the classroom.

Duration:00:25:01

Digging up fossils and chicken couture for featherless chooks

1/21/2018
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We're off on a fossil dig in north-west Queensland; we go in search of yellow footed rock wallabies in South Australia's northern pastoral region; and check out the latest in chicken couture.

Duration:00:25:31

Citizens scientists look for mallee fowl and and kinder kids go bush

1/14/2018
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Citizen scientists are put to work at a fauna reserve in north-west Victoria; Natimuk pre-schoolers ditch the classroom for an outdoor bush kinder session; and we're off to an alpaca handling school.

Duration:00:25:31

Crocs and cattle don't mix and new homes for rescue dogs

1/7/2018
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We go on crocodile patrol on Annaburroo Station in the Northern Territory; meet the volunteers behind a working dog rescue team; and check out a noisy tractor collection in Western Australia.

Duration:00:25:31

Bush tucker in the home garden and growing edible flowers

12/24/2017
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Home gardeners are encouraged to grow edible native plants; we go in search of bush bananas; ugly and unwanted fruit and vegetables are turned into powder; and we visit an edible flower farm.

Duration:00:25:31

Timorese workers pick territory mangoes and at 86 Ivan the butcher calls it a day

12/17/2017
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Timorese seasonal workers are picking mangoes in the territory; we visit a daylily farm; go on a wildlife boat tour; and Ivan McNally hangs up his butcher's apron aged 86.

Duration:00:25:31

Protecting little tern sites and meet an 86-year-old stock agent

12/3/2017
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We look for nesting sites of the little tern; meet a former FIFO miner turned chicken farmer; open the gate to social farming; and pen up sheep with 86-year-old stock agent Linton Bradley.

Duration:00:25:31

Stargazing in the outback and wombat cuddles on Flinders Island

11/26/2017
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We go stargazing in outback Queensland; find out about a ferret rescue society; cuddle wombats on Flinders Island; and go frogging in central Australia.

Duration:00:25:31

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