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Bundaberg Now Podcast features news and interviews from the Bundaberg Region of Queensland, Australia.

Bundaberg Now Podcast features news and interviews from the Bundaberg Region of Queensland, Australia.

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Australia

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Bundaberg Now Podcast features news and interviews from the Bundaberg Region of Queensland, Australia.

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English

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Episodes

Hidden Histories: Cemeteries a window to the past

4/28/2022
Welcome to the Hidden Histories series of the Bundaberg Now podcast, where we shine a spotlight on the historic buildings and infrastructure in our region. Listen as we uncover memories, mysterious stories and bizarre facts about some of our most iconic buildings. This month we speak to two people heavily involved in preserving stories at our local cemeteries, Nick Burfield and Doreen Cole.

Duration:00:14:04

Hidden Histories: Hinkler House

4/1/2022
Welcome to the Hidden Histories series of the Bundaberg Now podcast, where we shine a spotlight on the historic buildings and infrastructure in our region. Listen as we uncover memories, mysterious stories and bizarre facts about some of our most iconic buildings. This month we speak to Lex Rowland who was instrumental in the relocation of Bert Hinkler's house from England to the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens.

Duration:00:14:07

Hidden Histories: Masonic Hall Bundaberg

3/3/2022
Welcome to the Hidden Histories series of the Bundaberg Now podcast, where we shine a spotlight on the historic buildings and infrastructure in our region. Listen as we uncover memories, mysterious stories and bizarre facts about some of our most iconic buildings. This month the local Freemasons are leaving the secret men's business behind and have opened the doors to their Masonic Hall

Duration:00:13:39

Hidden Histories: Childers Grand Hotel

2/10/2022
Welcome to the Hidden Histories series of the Bundaberg Now podcast, where we shine a spotlight on the heritage buildings and infrastructure in our region. Listen as we uncover memories, mysterious stories and bizarre facts about some of our most iconic buildings. This month we hear about the Childers Grand Hotel and its most mysterious guest, Luke the Spook, who is said to have haunted the halls for decades.

Duration:00:15:37

Hidden Histories: Old Pharmacy Museum

1/12/2022
Welcome to the Hidden Histories series of the Bundaberg Now podcast, where we shine a spotlight on the heritage buildings and infrastructure in our region. Listen as we uncover memories, mysterious stories and bizarre facts about some of our most iconic buildings. This month we hear from historian Scott Stedman from the Old Pharmacy Museum in Childers, who tell us all about the potions and concoctions that sometimes did more harm than good!

Duration:00:13:07

Hidden Histories: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

11/29/2021
Welcome to the Hidden Histories series of the Bundaberg Now podcast, where we shine a spotlight on the heritage buildings and infrastructure in our region. Listen as we uncover memories, mysterious stories and bizarre facts about some of our most iconic buildings. This month we speak to Roana O'Neill and Chris Spence who both spent years working in the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery building, and have some seriously spooky stories to share.

Duration:00:17:26

Hidden Histories: Saltwater Creek Bridge

11/4/2021
Welcome to the Hidden Histories series of the Bundaberg Now podcast, where we shine a spotlight on the heritage buildings and infrastructure in our region. Listen as we uncover memories, mysterious stories and bizarre facts about some of our most iconic buildings. This month we're talking to a panel of experts working on the heritage listed Saltwater Creek Bridge. Archaeologist Simon Gall, cultural heritage specialist Ulrike Oppermann, structural engineer Anthony Chen, Council engineer...

Duration:00:20:48

Hidden Histories: Wintergarden Theatre

9/30/2021
Welcome to the Hidden Histories series of the Bundaberg Now podcast, where we shine a spotlight on the heritage buildings and infrastructure in our region. Listen as we uncover memories, mysterious ghost stories and bizarre facts about some of our most iconic buildings. To kick things off we’re stepping inside the Wintergarden Theatre building, which has had a long journey since being built in the 1920’s.

Duration:00:18:32

Podcast: Students get job interview ready

6/9/2021
In today's episode we visit Bundaberg State High School where students got job interview ready with a mock session. With the support of council's Jobs Commitment Program, employers from around the district put the Year 10 cohort through mock interviews. The session was designed to simulate ready world job hunting, complete with tricky questions and resume feedback.

Duration:00:10:52

Podcast: Queensland Origin players

6/2/2021
In today’s episode we chat to several players from the Queensland Origin team, and their fans, who turned out 5000 strong for the Maroon’s Fan Day on Tuesday. Gennavieve Lyons spent the day with the Maroon’s team as they visited community organisations before heading to the Multiplex to greet their fans. Gennavieve chats with Daly Cherry-Evans, Valentine Holmes and the one and only Johnathan Thurston, just to name a few.

Duration:00:11:44

Podcast: In the Shed exhibition

5/25/2021
In today’s podcast episode we take an in depth look at the In the Shed exhibition with Rebecca McDuff from the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery and Wendy Zunker of Creative Regions. In the Shed, curated by Creative Regions, is a celebration of that humble structure found in backyards and fields across regional Queensland, and the importance it holds for the men that call it theirs. Creative Regions visited the sheds of 17 men from Childers, Apple Tree Creek, Cordalba, Farnsfield, Burnett...

Duration:00:08:46

Podcast: Washpool Creek naturalisation project

5/19/2021
In today’s podcast episode we learn all about the innovative naturalisation project at Washpool Creek. The Washpool Creek naturalisation project will provide stormwater drainage needs and have water quality, ecological and environmental benefits. Currently a concrete drain, the transformed Washpool Creek will be a pleasant place to walk, run, play, and explore. Students from nearby St John's Lutheran Primary School we invited on a site visit with council engineers to get the kids feedback...

Duration:00:11:24

Podcast: Wan'di Gather Together

5/11/2021
Today's podcast episode is all about the Wan'di Gather Together event hosted by the Taribelang Cultural Aboriginal Corporation and the Windmill Café. Wan’di means ‘to gather together’ and it will be an evening of delicious indigenous inspired food, stories and cultural celebration this Friday night. We hear from Taribelang Cultural Aboriginal Corporation Traditional Owner Byron Kiya Kayla Broome and Windmill Café owner Joey Caruana about what's planned for the event.

Duration:00:10:28

Podcast: Welcome to Fundaberg

5/5/2021
In this week's podcast we say Welcome to Fundaberg, and are treated to a sneak peek at the upcoming comedy show at the Moncrieff. Local comedian Ashley Walmsley talks about his inspiration and what it is about Bundaberg that makes the town so unique. There is also a special appearance by one of Ashley's many alter egos who star in Welcome to Fundaberg. We then get an overview of the shows on throughout May at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre to make sure you don't miss anything!

Duration:00:13:03

Podcast: Moore Park Beach Master Plan

4/28/2021
In this week's podcast episode we hear about the Moore Park Beach Master Plan that was approved during Council's meeting on Tuesday. Residents had their say on this exciting new plan which features a beach activity area, all-abilities adventure park and a community deck for the area.

Duration:00:07:56

Podcast: Anzac Day services special

4/21/2021
This week's podcast episode is an ANZAC Day special. We speak to WW2 and Korean War Royal Australian Navy veteran Mr George Maver. George will be the Guest of Honour representing all serving and ex-service members at the Bundaberg Civic Service held at ANZAC Park from 8.30am on Sunday. We also hear from council's events team member Heidi Mason for an overview of the range of ANZAC day services being held across the region.

Duration:00:13:24

Podcast: Skate with Mates Bargara

4/14/2021
In today's podcast episode we hear about the Skate with Mates event in Bargara and the Bundaberg Mature Women's 18th Birthday 'Coming of Age' celebration. Then, Mayor Jack Dempsey calls for ideas to recognise our region’s outstanding women and the library staff talk about their favourite childhood books. Local news highlights include the Maroon's Fan Day on June 1, over 10,000 e-scooter rides in the first week, and a Bundaberg family winning the lottery.

Duration:00:16:46

Podcast: Human Nature in Bundaberg

4/7/2021
In today's podcast episode we speak with Human Nature’s Andrew Tierney about the group’s upcoming show, have a sneak peak at the Savour exhibition coming to the Art Gallery, and hear about yesterday’s council-led fishing trip for disenfranchised youth. Local news highlights include a free educational event for local businesses, funding for the Endeavour Foundation and local Ben Marschke's debut with the Sydney Roosters.

Duration:00:22:26

Bundaberg Now Podcast #41

3/31/2021
In today's podcast episode we hear from the original True Blue Aussie, John Williamson, who has an upcoming show at the Moncrieff. Then hear about the Bundaberg Blazers entering an international Dragon Dancing competition, and learn about the Autumn Yarning Circle at Alexandra Park Zoo. We also hear about Council's Easter activities planned to keep kids and adults entertained over the long weekend. Local news highlights include a call for blood donors, funding for the 2021 Cane2Coral event...

Duration:00:20:30

Bundaberg Now Podcast #40

3/24/2021
In today's episode we find out about the inspiring young innovators who have entered the Mayors Telstra Innovation Awards. We also chat with dedicated young environmentalist Libby Boas about the Green Book Project and are treated to lovely poetry from the Botanic Gardens poetry competition. Local news highlights include an information evening on the new Regional Medical Program for senior students, Bundaberg SES crew members being deployed to the NSW North Coast and Dorothy Collishaw, the...

Duration:00:19:06