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Country Breakfast - Rural Reporter Podcast

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Australia

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The ABC's team of specialist reporters introduce you to the people and places that make up country Australia.

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English


Episodes

A wheelchair in the shearing shed and breaking in brumbies

9/17/2017
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Nikki Towell doesn't let her wheelchair stop her working as a wool classer; we grow Asian vegies at Boon Luck Farm; train wild brumbies in the NT; and climb trees in Tasmania.

Duration: 00:25:31


Rebuilding boundary fences and harvesting Kimberley pearls

9/10/2017
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Volunteers held rebuild boundary fences after the Pinery bushfires; we tuck into saffron tea and scones; check out the Kimberley pearl harvest; and meet up and coming jockey Emma Bell.

Duration: 00:25:31


The marbled frogmouth makes a comeback and making crunchy coconut chips

9/3/2017
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A rare native night bird makes a comeback; we turn beach coconuts into crunchy chips; go snail farming in Victoria; and meet 92-year-old former vegetable grower, turned machinery collector, Bill Ashman.

Duration: 00:25:01


Citizen scientists look for new species and tractor trekking in the outback

8/27/2017
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Citizen scientists looks for new species; find out what it's like to be a rodeo clown; we make fruit and vegetable bouquets; and go tractor trekking in the footsteps of Burke and Wills.

Duration: 00:25:31


Digging for fossils and keeping bronco branding skills alive

8/6/2017
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We join a fossil dig in outback Queensland; they're keeping the art of bronco branding alive in Oodnadatta; Val Bragg's been breeding and showing poultry for the past 40 years; and we stop and smell the roses at Eudlo.

Duration: 00:25:31


No day the same for country vet and saving a local butcher shop

7/30/2017
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This week we go behind the scenes with a country vet; have fun at the Winning Bush gymkhana; enjoy delicious seafood on Tasmania's Freycinet coast; and save a country butcher shop.

Duration: 00:25:32


Riding for remote education and tales around the campfire

7/23/2017
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Bush mums raise awareness of remote education; a wedding photographer ditches the brides and grooms for an outback adventure; we polish up some gem stones; and hear tales around the campfire.

Duration: 00:25:31


Toasting an urban wine project and worms a wriggling success

7/16/2017
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This week we toast an urban wine project; Carol Cosentino opens her home and heart to injured wildlife; we go behind the scenes at a commercial worm farm; and try our luck in a stockman's challenge.

Duration: 00:25:31


Tapping into morse code week and riding on a cane train

7/9/2017
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We step back in time for morse code week in Alice Springs; jump on board a cane train; check out a secret crop growing on the Sunshine Coast; and saddle up with veteran dressage rider Esther Brooks.

Duration: 00:25:31


Rock wallabies bounce back and making duck egg pavlovas

7/2/2017
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Yellow-footed rock wallabies bounce back in South Australia's northern pastoral region; we're cooking sausages in Cloncurry; making lunch at Helen Springs Station; and whipping up a duck-egg pavlova.

Duration: 00:25:31


Banana growers back in business and growing funky pumpkins

6/25/2017
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Top end banana growers pick their first crop in four years; funky pumpkins grow in Manjimup; all Aussie-made merino jumpers for the test cricket team; and meet financial planner turned fencing contractor Sara Carey.

Duration: 00:25:31


Unearthing rock art, and chicken couture for featherless chooks

6/18/2017
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Volunteers help unearth Aboriginal rock art in the Blue Mountains; English-born chef Tim Burn calls the outback town of Tibooburra home; and 'chicken couture' for a brood of featherless chooks.

Duration: 00:25:31


Trees transform a farm landscape and Alyssa's a champion dog trialler

6/11/2017
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A tree planting project transforms a Bega Valley landscape; a young couple grinds out a living off just eight hectares; we turn unwanted fruit and veg into edible powder; and meet four-year-old dog trialler Alyssa Brown.

Duration: 00:25:31


Shopping for veg 24/7 and riding out with the Yee Haa Rangers

6/4/2017
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This week shopping for fruit and veg 24/7; taking on a 100-year-old apple orchard; meet the young brothers breeding and selling funky chickens; and riding out with the Yee Haa Rangers.

Duration: 00:25:31


Horsing around in the north and Ziggy's a divine hypnotist

5/28/2017
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This week meet hypnotist and water diviner Ziggy Sieczka; horses and riders bond in a mustering camp; we take a carriage ride around Clermont; and a former Melbourne teacher swaps cold Victoria for life in the Northern Territory.

Duration: 00:25:31


Kinder kids connect with the bush, and learn how to handle an alpaca

5/21/2017
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Natimuk pre-schoolers go bush for outdoor kinder; Miriwoong man David Newry goes searching for native bananas; an Irish lass swaps Belfast for an outback pub; and we go to an alpaca handling school.

Duration: 00:25:32


Edible natives make a comeback, and solar power dries the nuts

5/14/2017
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In northern Tasmania edible native plants are making a comeback; hazelnut growers harness the sun to dry their nuts; we go trackside at the Tower Hill picnic races; and check out a shearing collection.

Duration: 00:25:31


Pearl meat as a seafood delicacy, and things get steamy in Hamilton

5/7/2017
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This week turning pearl meat into a seafood delicacy; Hamilton gets all steamed up for a machinery rally; we follow the AI trail with a black angus heifer; and pull up a bar stool in the Mt Mary Hotel.

Duration: 00:25:31


Looking for malleefowl and growing an 'eggcellent' business

4/30/2017
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Citizen scientists seek out the elusive malleefowl; we go behind the scenes at the CWA tea rooms; learn a trick or two about riding a donkey; and check out an 'eggcellent' free ranging egg business.

Duration: 00:25:31


Good rain puts yabbies and wild caught barra back on the menu

4/23/2017
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After a couple of very dry years both fresh water yabbies and barramundi are back in good supply; volunteer tutors lend a helping hand in outback NSW; and lamington ladies are in action in the Cardross community hall.

Duration: 00:25:31

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