Alex hits the pool to interview National Water Polo champs, the Brisbane Barracudas Ash, Bronte and Maddy. Although modest, Ash's shot is anything but clocked as the fastest for women in the world! Alex gamely treads water with the best, even completing some of the drills and warm up exercises. Then we get to be spectators, as the barracudas split in half for a fun match, with one side carrying Alex. See the short highlight reel to find out who wins!
Kellyn talks with, and works alongside, a group of students learning how to work on a farm as part of their everyday curriculum! She's right in there shampooing her first cow and brushing up on the grooming skills which will lead to parading it before the cattle judges. We learn that the first couple of grooming sessions gets the cow to chill, so it will be easier to show at the competitions. Driving the tractor and rolling out of those hay bales to feed and further care for these bovine sweethe
Today Natalie talks to keeper Luke Hausler about a cute baby rhino that has now grown to be a year old, and thriving nicely. We may well agree with Nat that a rhino baby could top our list of cutest ones! Catching up with the former little one is a happy experience as they chat about the many kilos of grass she eats and the fact that her milk days are long behind. Now integrated with the other adult girls including her mum and grandmum she's not as shy. Including around the males! This is so g
Pick up your invite to an elephant pool party along with your behind-the-scenes access to a huge ballet performance. Plus, a trip to the blacksmith and the race track.
How do you make junkyard music, become a tennis ball kid, or do sweet tricks at the skate park? All those questions will be answered this episode - so tune in!
The push for smarter farming is at the core of Australia's tough agricultural history. Richard and Clarence Smith quarrelled over who was the true inventor, but their stump-jump plough improved the economic prospects of farmers working difficult terrain. Frederic Wolseley's mechanical shears eventually won over the shearers and transformed the wool industry. Lew Bandt designed the ute for farmers needing a comfortable working vehicle, and Benjamin Dunkerley invented a fur-cutting machine that led to the iconic Akubra.
After Lewis Brandt at Ford Australia in Melbourne received a letter from a farmer's wife that she wanted a vehicle to, "take her to church on Sundays and pigs to market on Monday", Lew took on the challenge. He designed a vehicle that could serve these two purposes. After the Great Depression when funds for the average Australian were scarce, a two-in-one vehicle was incredibly useful.
When clearing mallee stump for agricultural crop land was proving to be a challenge, Richard Smith came up with the solution to the formidable problem of how to plough such impenetrable land. The stump-jump plough is one of the inventions that enabled the development of Australia's wheat belt, from WA, across to Victoria and into NSW.