Two feisty Noosa businesswomen are taking up the challenge of a 30 km Coastrek from Mudjimba Beach to Noosa Woods in support of the Fred Hollows Foundation.
With no previous experience, they've trained hard for 3 months and are very determined to complete the course. Hear how they wll join over 1,000 others (some of whom will have walked 60 km from Currimundi Beach) all finally converging on Noosa Woods on
26 July 2019. Be there and join in!
They popped into NOOSA FM during Debbie Noyek's regular Sunday Easy Street show, to invite our listeners to support them in their quest to support the Fred Hollows Foundation.
FIND OUT ABOUT TINY HOUSES AND ECO VILLAGES
Come along and join NOOSA FM's free Outside Broadcast in front of Noosa Community Radio on Saturday 2 March and hear some great music along with a selection of interviews on how this type of affordable, environmentally friendly tiny mobile housing of the future can overcome community isolation and disconnection and be the key to building Eco Villages to transition our way of living to a more meaningful, sustainable, regenerative and effective way to live in the future.
The ticketed Seminar next door at The J will feature Two Days of Workshops, Demonstrations, Stalls, Vegan Food and more with a greater focus on each topic on the respective days.
Family & Vegan friendly, drug and alcohol free event, please bring own water bottle. Water will not be sold in plastic bottles at this event so we encourage people to bring their own fillable water containers for free refills from MultiGen’s Atmospheric Water Generators and the Unity Water Truck.
SEMINAR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
SANDY BOLTON MP // State Member for Noosa, Queensland Parliament
DR BRIAN STOCKWELL // Councillor for Noosa Shire
BRYCE LANGSTON // Living Big In A Tiny House - NZ YouTube Celebrity
BEN O'CALLAGAN // The Ecovillage at Currumbin - Smart Urban Villages
MORAG GAMBLE // Crystal Waters Eco Village - Permaculture Education Institute
TIM BURNS // Master of Ceremonies (NZ)
WHERE & WHEN:
Place: The J Noosa - 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD
Dates/Times: Friday 1 March 9 am - 4 pm 'ECO VILLAGES'
Saturday 2 March 9 am - 5 pm 'TINY HOUSES' and the NOOSA FM Outside Broadcast
*For your 25% discount when booking your ticket, use this promotional code: NoosaFM
*For your 25% discount when booking your ticket, use this promotional code: NoosaFM
A dedicated team of NOOSA FM volunteers started arriving early to set up for another Outside Broadcast for Noosa's annual Australia Day celebrations at the Lion’s Park on the banks of the wonderful iconic Noosa River. With clear blue skies and a welcome sea breeze the stage was set for a special day.
There was a great variety of food from the various cultures as well as classic Aussie fare to be enjoyed to the backing of a constant flow of live music and activities from the stage and around the park to keep everyone entertained throughout the day.
You may be forgiven for thinking that these gentlemen where extras from a well known pirate movie? But nay, it's NOOSA FM's very own Chris Lofven (left) and Jim Toomey of 'The Tourists' fame.
Apart from being involved in setting up our station with Barry Charles back in the day, Jim Toomey was the drummer in 'The Tourists', a UK band (1976-1980) featuring Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart who went on to form Eurythmics.
Jim has written a lively account of those rocking days titled We Were Tourists and came on board the Magic Bus last Saturday to have a chat with Chris.
Noosa FM's 'It's Global' host John Shaw has a great chat with Gabby Sutherland about Noosa Welcomes Refugees activities over the past few years.
Among other topics they discuss the upcoming International Day of Peace Refugee Forum to be held at the Noosa Leisure Centre conference room on Thursday 27 September at 6.30pm.
You can book your free ticket at email@example.com (but be quick as there are limited seats available).
NOOSA FM is doing an Outside Broadcast (OB) at the Booin Gari Festival for the Gubbi Gubbi people.
On Tuesday 25th of September NOOSA FM will be airing a live broadcast from 10 am to 2 pm at the Lions Park near the Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club on Gympie Terrace, Noosaville.
We are looking forward to seeing you there enjoying the festival activities and hope you get a chance to pop over to the NOOSA FM tent to say Hi!
9:30 am – 9:40 am Emcee introductions and acknowledgements
9:40 am – 9:50 am Welcome to Country by Lyndon Davis
9.50 am – 10:00 am Parade with Gubbi Gubbi Dance, Drums of Mer, Tewantin State School and creation story puppets
10.00 am – 10:45 am Chris Tamwoy and Tania-Rose
10:55 am – 11:40 am Emily Wurramara
11:45 am – 12:15 pm Gubbi Gubbi Dance
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Yulu Burri Ba Dancers
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm Butchulla Dancers
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Drums of Mer
1:45 pm – 1:55 pm Soraya Contemporary Dance
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Fred Leone and band
2.50 pm – 3:30 pm Mufussa and the Pride
WORKSHOP AREA 1: Art Space
9:45 am – 11:30 am Paint your own returning boomerang with Brent Miller
11.30 am – 1.30 pm Kids colouring-in space
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Paint your own canvas using ochres with Melinda Serrico
WORKSHOP AREA 2: Talking Circle
10:00 am – 10:40 am Torres Strait Islandert storytelling, song and dance workshop with Drums of Mer
10:45 am – 11.25 am Aboriginal Artefact Display and Cultural Talk on local Kabi Kabi history with Lyndon Davis
11.25 am – 11.45 am Possum Skin Rug story with Melinda Serrico
2:00 pm – 2:40 pm Jandamarra Cadd artist talk
2:45 pm – 3.15 pm Lyndon Davis: Ancient Geometry in Nature and Art
WORKSHOP AREA 3: By the River
WOMAN AND GIRL'S WEAVING USING TRADITIONAL FIBRES:
9:45 am – 11:45 am with Kilagi Neilson
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm with Renee Bahloo
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Emu Feather Jewellery Making with Jacquie Sandy
ALL DAY: Children’s sailing, retail, community and food stalls;
Nandjimadji Artist Display - a safe space for art, yarning and connection
Helen Cooke and assistant 'Scooby'. (Inset) left: Meredith Walker, right: Dave Johnston.
Helen Cooke (above) was recently interviewed by Mike Scott on Monday Morning's with Scotty. The main topic of conversation was the Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group’s up-coming 'Shared History' seminar: Archaeology – Adding to Australia’s First Nation’s Stories, to be held on Thursday, 2 August. Attendees are set to be taken on a unique journey exploring how Australian archaeology has the opportunity to develop the foundations for a shared identity.
Event co-organisers Meredith Walker and Helen Cooke said Aboriginal Australians of our First Nations were not actively involved in the early research and excavations in Australia, but now Traditional Owners are encouraged to be involved in all aspects of fieldwork on Indigenous sites, more engaged in researching their community and completing degrees in archaeology.
“Our keynote speaker for this event, Dave Johnston is a trailblazer in this field being the first Indigenous Australian to gain a degree in archaeology and having worked on more than 2,000 heritage projects across eastern Australia,” said Ms Cooke.
“He is recognised as a world leader in the field of Australian Indigenous archaeology, has been instrumental in the development of the Australian Government’s guidelines for Indigenous heritage and has developed a code of ethics for the World Archaeological Congress.”
The 'Our Shared History' seminar: Archaeology – Adding to Australia’s First Nation’s Stories will be held on:
Thursday, 2 August - 9.00 am to 2.30 pm
Secondary Lecture Theatre
Matthew Finders Anglican College
1-47 Stringybark Road, Buderim
To find out more visit https://exploringarchaeology.eventbrite.com.au
or contact Meredith Walker on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0425 257 999.
Therase Burke had the enviable pleasure of chatting with Russell Morris last week on Friday Drive. When talking with an iconic Australian entertainer who has been preforming fairly consistently for over four decades (often on the Sunshine Coast), there is a lot to talk about, and where does one begin? I guess a good starting point might be his first big break, 'The Real Thing'.
Russell also talked about the success of his 2012 platinum album Sharkmouth, and the crucial role of community radio stations in that success.
Above image courtesy of Russell Morris website.
Casey and Taylor stepped up to the microphones last Thursday to help aunty Alison present her Thursady Drive program. And as you can hear from the selected audio bites below, I'm sure you'd agree, that both of Alison's guests are naturals on-air.
We are pleased to announce, that the band Bohemian Rogue with their entry 'Ode to Moffs' where voted the winners of the NOOSA FM 21 Summers Song Writing Competition.
And what a night the finalists concert was. Held at the J, a near packed concert hall of happy revellers where entertained by an exciting and diverse selection of local music.
The night started out with a tradition welcome to country from representatives the Gubbi Gubbi people. This included an entertaining and informative introduction to local indigenous culture and traditional perspectives, which was enjoyed by a very appreciative audience.
The evening was ably hosted by two of our NOOSA FM presenters, Therase Burke and Chris Lofven, who kept us entertained with their banter, especially during changeovers. The superlatives to describe the evening are endless with pretty well all of the 'fantastic night' boxes being ticked.
The other awards on the night where: 2nd Place going to the family band First Bay and their song 'In Your Bones', and
3rd Place went to Stellerize with her composition, 'Be Your Babe'. There was also an Encouragement Award given out to 11 year old Indigo Walsh and her entry 'When The Sun Ain't Out'.
21 Summers Song Competition Entries & Awards
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