We sit down with one of the pioneers of Indigenous bush tucker cuisine, Aunty Beryl Van-Oploo, who is spreading bush flavours through her catering enterprises. We also meet Institchu, a business saving customers alteration costs by using cutting-edge technology to tailor-make men's suits, and we visit the studio of Arthur Seigneur, a French straw marquetry artist keeping a 17th-century technique alive.
Rural News A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week. Heywire: Muriel Muriel Hunter had a tragic start to life and struggled in school, but now she's fulfilling her dream Defying the Drought A large part of eastern Australia is drought declared, and the big dry is hitting farmers and communities hard. But some farmers seem to be defying the drought. Marty McCarthy hits the road to meet them. Hall of Fame The rural press club honour is awarded to Queensland-based journalists who have made a significant contribution to the profession for more than 20 years and have helped support the next generation of rural journalists. Pip has been a reporter on the ABC’s flagship rural current affairs program Landline for the past 25 years and its host since 2012. Open Sesame Farmers and scientists in central Queensland have just trialled the country’s first commercial crop of black sesame seed and early results are showing great potential. Markets Report Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. Farm Tech Farmers have partnered with programmers, engineers and inventors to help make farming more efficient. It’s part of a University ‘Tech-Connect’ program and together they’ve come up with some very creative solutions to some everyday on-farm problems.
In this episode of Shark Tank, Birth Beat is after $200,000 to grow its online pregnancy and birthing video platform; Pod & Parcel wants a $100,000 investment in its high-grade speciality coffee pod online business; the Seek Society needs $200,000 for its environmentally conscious camping and outdoor goods business; and banking disruptor QPay asks for $380,000 to help grow its student payment app in Australia and the UK.
We visit Willie Smith's in Tasmania's picturesque Huon Valley and find out how a 130-year-old apple farm is using its production waste to create cider. We also go to The Portuguese Bakery to find out how much work goes into making the revered Portuguese custard tart, and drop into Homie, a fashion label using employment to help tackle youth homelessness in Melbourne.
Heywire: Jessica Jessica's life has been deeply affected by suicide but she believes her story can give others hope Whyalla Wonder The industrial city of Whyalla has been experiencing an unlikely tourist boom. It’s being driven by the colourful and graceful giant Australian cuttlefish which descend on the coastline in huge numbers each year. Rural News A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week. Markets Report Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. This week Kerry speaks to AACo CEO Hugh Killen. Rocky Beef Passionate graziers making it easier to enjoy steak in Rockhampton that has been reared and processed locally. Bleak Outlook The ‘Big Dry’ was the big topic of conversation at this year's National Grains Conference. Tim Lee looks at the effect the drought is having on Australian grain producers.
In this episode of Shark Tank, Frontier Pets seeks $608,000 to grow its gourmet pet food business, which uses ethically sourced ingredients; Wrinkles Schminkles asks for $300,000 for its medical-grade silicone patch wrinkle treatment business; Hex Pegs is looking for $80,000 for its drillable tent peg business; and Minnow Designs wants $70,000 to expand their toddler beach shoe business to the US.
Heywire: Kudamba When Gippsland resident Kudamba fled Sudan, he didn’t know anything about Australia. Now he's a passionate Aussie Rules fan. Markets Report: Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. Climate and Water Outlook: Aug - Oct 2018 The Climate and Water Outlook - August to October 2018 presented by experts from the Bureau of Meteorology. Outfoxed: A farming community taking on the elusive feral predator A farming community in Western Australia is waging war on foxes, and think their model could be successfully adopted in other parts of the country. Sugar Spinoff: Sugarcane growers take-on their own war on waste The sugar industry has long burnt ‘bagasse’, the bi-product from cane processing, to fuel their mills. Now scientists are experimenting with ways to turn it into fodder for livestock. Twin Spin: The Transformation of a heritage wooleen brand A family fashion enterprise with illustrious ties to Australian wool industry pioneers has been transformed to appeal to a new generation of consumers.
In this episode of Shark Tank, FroPro 96 percent sugar-free ice-cream asks for a $250,000 investment to grow the business; Micky Blu camping wants $2.5 million to develop the company's 4KVA portable generator; SpacetoCo.com short-term space hire business seeks $210,000; and HTZ Hot Teaze is after a $500,000 investment in its hair volumising appliances.
Help from Above: The aero-medical specialists saving lives in the Top End From a single helicopter operation in 1986, the ‘Careflight’ aero-medical charity has evolved to play a crucial role in Australia’s Health System. With crews who are ‘prepared for anything’, its work across remote regions of the Top End regularly mean the difference between life and death. Rosellas: An old-fashioned favourite back in favour A farming family on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is growing one of the few commercial rosella crops in the country, and the old-fashioned favourite is winning over plenty of new fans. Feijoas: Australian growers embrace the little known feijoa fruit They look a little like small avocados, with a flavour that’s a cross between other fruits such as pineapple, guava and strawberry. Feijoa are not very well known in Australia but as the fruit’s popularity increases, so do the number of plantings. Markets Report: Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. Rural News: A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week. Heywire: Nia Nia has grown up surrounded by successful, strong, deaf women and has a profound message to share.
In this episode of Shark Tank, JAR Aerospace seeks a $250,000 investment in their JAR Education subsidiary, which sells drone kits and education programs to schools; ILoveEarth asks for a $110,000 investment in their reusable collapsable coffee cup company; Things 4 Bubs is looking for $250,000 to expand its baby product distribution business; and Snap Social wants a $100,000 investment in its in-store photo booth e-commerce system.
A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week. Growing Peanuts: Plans to increase peanut plantings and local production A new name in the peanut industry is giving Australian growers a spring in their step. Bega Cheese, purchasers of Peanut Company of Australia, have big plans to increase local peanut plantings and production, and a goal to one day produce peanut butter using only Australian nuts. Markets Report: Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan Heywire: Ajay Ajay from Casino in northern New South Wales is encouraging others to step up and choose the best path in life. Yuzu: The odd-looking citrus prized for unique flavour Yuzu grows on trees so thorny pickers need to wear welding gloves. But this odd-looking citrus is highly prized by chefs who say what it lacks in appearance - it makes up for in flavour and aroma. Ancient Grains: Adding new flavour to bread using ancient grains A South Australian bakery is leading a revival of ancient grains in a mission to add more flavour to bread. They are growing heritage wheat varieties that pack a taste punch but are hard to come by, including the iconic Australian variety Federation Wheat.
Markets Report: Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan Rural News: A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week Heywire: Lucy Lucy is from the Riverina region of New South Wales. Her large Italian family is about to embark on their annual 'salami day'. Heywire puts young Australians at the centre of the conversations that shape their communities. Kalette: A vegetable grower takes sprouts to the next levels A third generation brussels sprouts farmer has been named Grower of the Year by the horticulture industry. Adelaide Hills producer Scott Samwell has taken the little cabbage to the next level by growing sweeter and coloured varieties. He’s also introduced a new vegetable to the Australian market - the ‘kalette’ - a cross between a green sprout and red kale. Brown Gold: A surprising ingredient helping to drought-proof properties Farmers in the central west of New South Wales have a surprising solution to help deal with drought. It's human sewage, treated and dewatered to produce biosolids, and the organic fertiliser is transforming about 30 farms in the region. Ocean Giant: A successful breeding program for Queensland groper A Queensland scientist and his team have successfully commercialised a breeding program for ‘Queensland groper’ and fingerlings are now being exported to Asia.
Gather and Feast: Culinary students in Margaret River are helping showcase the region's best food and wine. They meet local market growers and design a seasonal menu which they prepare for paying guests. Local Beef: A Territory family which started a boutique abattoir on their farm are now supplying clients across the Top End, from remote communities to high-end restaurants. The Climate and Water Outlook for July - September 2018 from experts at the Bureau of Meteorology. Markets Report: Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan Raw-Milk Cheese: An award winning cheese maker has branched into dairying and stocked his herd with some rare and old-fashioned breeds of cattle. Rural News: A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week
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Baa Codes: The simple technology promising to transform the livestock industry Livestock producers have quickly realised that a compulsory ‘baa’ code identifying each animal for bio-security purposes will also provide them with data that can boost productivity. What's Fair? The battle over overtime in the horticulture industry Fruit and vegetable growers are concerned they won't be able to afford penalty rates for their casual pickers and warn crops could be left to rot on the ground. Markets Report: Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan This week Kerry talks 'fake meat' and speaks to Don Mackay, CEO of the Australian Red Meat Advisory Council. Lake Mackay: A stunning salt lake with the potential to become Australia’s first potash mine A stunning salt lake in remote desert on the border of Western Australia and the Northern Territory could become home to Australia’s first potash mine.
We go behind the scenes to find the secret to Ikea's global success. We see what it takes to get new products from initial design to stores around the world and find out what it is to be an Ikea supplier.
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