A community podcast for the town of Robinvale. Contributors from all sections of the community including local sports, cultures, news, politics & business.
S3 | Episode 104 | Peter Aikman on broadcare farming & Robinvale Tennis Club
Driving around the district right now is glorious! The crops looks wonderful, the bud burst is happening on the vines, the trees are budding and the canola is spectacular.We thought it was time to check up on rainfall and how the season is looking for our broadacre brethren, so Pete came in for an update and whilst he was here we thought it fitting to find out what's happening at the tennis club too seeing Pete is now the Tennis Club president and a possible contender to put on some pads and play cricket this year as well. Where on earth he's going to find time behind a boat is beyond me, but I'm sure he will and we might get an update on the water from Pete in a few weeks time.
S3 | Episode 103 | Donny's back for R U OK? Day
Donny's finally made it back and I think you know as well as I do now that when Donny is here, we don't need guests because we talk between ourselves for 45 minutes.We discuss all of the important topics too like R U OK? Day, like how good it would be to be playing in a grand final this weekend, how much we're missing sport, the 57% water allocation that Donny and other irrigators are faced with and all sorts of other things that come to mind.Donny is a starter for the Robinvale Rangers Cricket Club this weekend at training so watch this space. This will be the summer of cricket on The Vale Podcast.
S3 | Episode 102 | Nick & Claudia on VCE
Imagine having your final two years of secondary school taken away from you, by no choice of your own.. Nick Zappia is the school captain at Robinvale College and because of Covid-19 lockdowns, this is what has happened to him, and he's not ok.... and that's ok. It's to be expected.This week we talk to Nick & Claudio Gallo who is in year 11 but always doing a year 12 subject on her way to pursuing a career in the health sector.We also talk about things that are off, things that are on, things that you can watch on Netflix, things that you can listen too and all sorts of things.I didn't think there was much to talk about, and maybe that's because talking to people face to face is almost a thing of the past, but when you do get together the conversation is quite robust and there's actually a lot to talk about.
S3 | Episode 101 | 27th August | Z & Zee Ausmumpreneur finalist
The last thing we really want to talk about is case numbers, lockdowns, Covid responses and vaccines, so we don't, at least until the very end. Being a local news media service, we do have to report the relevant news of the day. We can't avoid it, but we can dilute it with some positive news first.Emily Zappia is the woman responsible for Z & Zee and she's up for several Ausmumpreneur awards and needs your help!Vote for here in the customer service category here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/victas21
S3 | Episode 100 | August 20th | Dominic Mezzatesta on finding himself and joining the ADF
Everyone has a story. Some are long, some are short. Some are interesting, some have twists and turns, and a thickening plot at every chapter, but everyone has a story. I think that's what I love about having a platform like a podcast. I love learning about people's stories.Since my early 20's I have lived my life by the motto "It's all about the book". That's a long story and there's a whole presentation on it and everything.So when you get talking to others that also have a similar motto, there are some great stories to tell. Like Dominic's.Now, I've been a big fan of Dom's since I met the kid probably about ten years ago and knew he would spread his wings, but also hoped he would always find a path home, and that he has, at least for now.We had such fun chatting on last week's episode, I invited him back to discuss some topics further, such as the moment he found himself and realised that you are who you are and you don't need to apologise for that, and also about his time in the ARMY!It's a very interesting chat, and we also cover off on some of the weekly housekeeping things, check in with Kelsey from the Euston Pub and talk about the Rotary Park playground!Oh and it's our 100th episode - YAY!
S3 | Episode 99 | 13th August | The Great Murray River Salami Competition
It's official, we're collaborating with the Euston Club and The Great Murray River Salami Festival (which has been postponed this year). to bring you The Great Murray River Salami Competition!The judging format is the same, however, entrants are restricted to postcodes; only the 3549 or 2737 can enter. No one else.The judges are yet to be announced, but they will be soon. James Mele who is the king judge has committed to being here on the day if covid allows for it.We also have prize money, kindly donated by the Euston Club!$500 first prize$300 second prize$200 third prizeBut the bragging rights that come with winning this competition will be priceless.You can bring your entries in to either the Euston Club or Network House with your entry form filled in, then either come along to the Euston Club on Friday 24th September 2021 or tune into our YouTube channel on the day to watch the live judging and crowning of salami royalty in Robinvale & Euston.We're also talking basketball with newly elected President of Robinvale Basketball Association Leon Johnson and talking Ballet Guild with Dominic Mezzatesta.
Love the energy between Jade and. Charlie. Very informative and fun. Great podcast!