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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

Turning an orchard into an organic co-op and paddling the Darling River

10/15/2017
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An organic orchard turns itself into a farm co-op; a Swiss engineer makes boutique olive oil; the Australian Boys Choir sings in the outback; and we go paddling the Darling River.

Duration: 00:25:31


Meet buffalo catchers in the NT and volunteers at the Birdsville races

10/8/2017
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We meet feral buffalo catchers in the NT; hit the road with a travelling nun helping families in the bush; we plant vegies at Ellinbank Primary School; and volunteer at the Birdsville races.

Duration: 00:25:32


Bush school celebrates a milestone and battling the elements at Come by Chance

10/1/2017
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This week a remote one-teacher bush school celebrates a 50-year milestone; we go cruising for oysters; take a trip across the Hastings River; and battle the elements at the Come by Chance picnic races.

Duration: 00:25:31


Making a wildlife refuge and a working dog challenge

9/24/2017
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Wallamba Island is transformed from a dairy farm into a wildlife refuge; we cuddle camels at Gympie; make art from fruit and veg boxes; and check out a working dog challenge.

Duration: 00:25:31


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


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

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