August 30, 2016

Lower Lakes Stockman’s Challenge & Bush Festival 16-18 Sept

The word is spreading about this year’s Lower Lakes Stockmans Challenge and Bush Festival running over the 16th – 18th September in Strathalbyn, 55 kms SE of Adelaide. Chloe Pearce is working hard as Promotions Coordinator – keen for the […]
June 21, 2016

Participatory Democracy, Transition Towns And ‘The Major Parties’

Around 10 years ago, people who care about their grandkids’ Australia, started collaborating locally so towns would become sustainable and resilient – re-localising and transition towns were the terms used. Many Australian towns have joined the transition network and Yackandandah, […]
March 12, 2016

An Evening Harmony Day Celebration In Wangaratta

Harmony Day on 21 March, celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity, and hopefully our inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone, the central message being ‘everyone belongs’. Lots of places run events and Wangaratta, in Victoria’s lovely north-east, will run […]
July 31, 2015

Seal Dilemma In SA – Fishing Industry vs Tourism Industry

A breeding boom amongst long-nosed fur seals, also known as new Zealand fur seals, means more than 500 tonnes of fish a day are being ‘chewed through’ according to fishermen in the Coorong/Murray Lakes fishery region. Without a cull the […]
March 12, 2015

Twilight Meetup ‘Down By The River’ At Wangaratta

This Friday evening 5 – 9pm, in Victoria’s lovely northeast, Wangaratta is hosting its inaugural, free ‘Down By The River’ event – live music (indie, folk and pop) great food, a range of local beers and wines, artworks, fashion and […]
October 14, 2014

After Float Fest Success Crowdfunding For Murray River Tourism

From all accounts The Murray River Tourist Association’s 2014 Mannum Waters Float Fest was a very successful weekend. Now MRTA, led by Jen Whitehorn, is running a crowdfunding campaign to capitalise on this success and establish an ongoing annual event […]
September 11, 2014

Klaus From Bowen Seeks A Travel Companion

We have received the following note from Klaus, in Bowen, (we presume Bowen in Queensland). “Hello there I am a 74 very fit male, living in Bowen. Got a caravan and a 4 by 4. Would love a female companion […]
September 2, 2014

Travel Companion For March 2015 Trip To Japan?

Maureen Bailey has contacted us about finding a travel companion for her upcoming trip to Japan. She writes: “I am a senior female, non smoker, wishing to find similar to travel as a twin share. My original traveller’s circumstances changed. […]
September 2, 2014

Successful Grey Nomad Encounter

It’s great to hear that Bev Mullins, who sought a fellow traveller with campervan through the PWF Grey Nomad posts, has found a new friend and the two are set to take off touring together. Go girls!
August 10, 2014

Fleurieu Peninsula S A Stockman’s Challenge & Bush Festival

A new Stockman’s Challenge and Bush Festival event – at Strathalbyn (19,20,21 September 2014) on the Fleurieu Peninsula, gateway to the Coorong and Lower Lakes of the Murray – is a NonProfit effort to preserve the cultural heritage of Australian […]
July 17, 2014

City Strategies National Issues – Why Government Inertia?

“State and federal governments have their heads in the sand around the evolution and growth of cities,” says Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, slamming lack of policy. Should Cities Rule The World? This is the question Clover Moore presented when […]
July 16, 2014

Smart ‘Everything’. Utilities Connecting, Saving $s, Emissions

Dr. Thomas Kiessling is Chief Product and Innovation Officer (CPIO) at Deutsche Telekom. He makes the following insightful observations about life in inner cities now and into the future: Technolgical Innovation Not Just Austerity Measures Imperative As the 3.5 billion+ […]