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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

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


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


Blaze Aid helps flooded farmers and bathing in the Eulo mud

4/16/2017
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Blaze Aid volunteers help farmers get back on track; sisters unite to keep the family dairy running; we crack nuts in Tasmania; and lie back and relax in a mud bath in outback Queensland.

Duration: 00:25:31


Volunteers respond to outback 'disaster' and learning station skills

4/9/2017
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Outback volunteers respond to a simulated disaster; Aboriginal ringers are put through their training paces; they're racing billy goats in Balranald; and Peter Rowe delivers mail along the Oodnadatta track.

Duration: 00:25:31


Wine and cheese in the vineyard, and new kids in the territory

4/2/2017
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Wine and cheese a good mix on a Barossa Valley farm; Jim Young collects vintage sewing machines; the Sleep family turns their backyard into an urban farm; and new ringer recruits head to the territory.

Duration: 00:25:32


Distance education at Ibis Creek, and race-day colour fashions

3/26/2017
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This week a sneak peek inside the classroom at Ibis Creek Station; Aboriginal students get hands-on experience driving a mine truck simulator; we sample a craft beer in Pt Lincoln; and get a colour guide to race-day fashions.

Duration: 00:15:11


Keeping fit in the bush, and big-city footy comes to the country

3/19/2017
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Pull on your active wear and join Manangatang locals at their weekly fitness class; footy fans get their AFL fix at Moe; we enjoy a glass of ginger beer in Burnie; and learn how to correctly age a fish.

Duration: 00:25:31

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