Hello Mildura

Hello Mildura

We share what’s happening in Mildura and Sunraysia, with you, and chat with friendly locals who are in the know. We talk everything Mildura! – including, social events, cafes/restaurants, night life, weekend activities, culture, upcoming festivals, sporting events, local businesses, local growers, and health support, clubs/bars, shops, local artists + exhibitions, authors, musicians, hobbies/interests, tourist spots, fundraisers, even real estate, and more! If you would like to contact us, send us a message at our FB page https://www.facebook.com/HelloMildura

Episodes

August 18, 2022 52 min

Peter Kelly from Murray Offroad Adventures has a deep understanding and a vast knowledge of this northwest corner of Victoria. 

Peter grew up on a local Mallee farm, with his passion and knowledge of the area. His early years involved exploring this diverse landscape, shearing sheep, driving tractors and mustering stock on horseback between the Sunset Country through to the Murray River. 

Peter's experience spans over 30 years of...

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Stephanie Rogers has been behind the scenes of Cullulleraine Music Festival over a few years helping with social media and marketing for the event, and this year has stepped into the role of music director (previously held by her father Christopher Rogers).  

The Cullulleraine Music Festival is an annual, not for profit, event held in a picturesque, Mallee, lakeside location approximately 50 km from Mildura.  

Since its inception in ...

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Georgie Irvine is the Founder of Styled by Georgie.  

Georgie has been on what she calls a rollercoaster of life for 40 plus years, but here she is, now living out her dream as a personal stylist.  

After completing her styling training with Australia’s leading styling institution, she now teaches her clients to dress with confidence through the power of clothes. 

Her styling success comes from setting a relaxed vibe while keeping it ...

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Gordon McIlwaine is the Chief Executive Officer of The Gateway in Mildura. 

Gordon has been in the industry for 40 years running national organisations. 

The Gateway has been known for many years as a friendly Mildura pub and family restaurant, on Fifteenth St. 

Today we are talking specifically about the new Café / restaurant / bar / and the semi fine dining restaurant called Verde, and an al fresco dining location. 

Website: gatewayt...

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Ivan Behsmann is Donna's guest co-host today.  Ivan is known as a co-host of the popular Friday night show called Talking Taboo with Fiona & Ivan on  106.7 Hot FM, and he is also the Station Coordinator at Hot FM community radio station, and just recently a new show The Early Morning Breakfast Show on Tuesday & Thursday with Donna as co-host.  Today they chat with a well known colleague, to say thank you and farewell.


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Rohan Morris is the Artistic Director of Workspace 3496.

Rohan has worked across multiple industries including not-for-profit, community, corporate, arts, events, education, and health.

Motivated by desire, community and sustainability, Rohan is constantly working to generate leading ideas and outcomes along with a vibrant vision for a sustainable industry as a respected leader of creative teams, organisations, and community. 

Born in...

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Brodie and Nicholas Waters are adventurous brothers and Sunraysia’s top-level motorcycle riders.  

It's fair to say that racing is in their family’s blood, as their older brother Josh, too is a multiple time Australian Superbike Champion. 

In 2021 both Nicholas and Brodie finished well inside the top 10 of the Finke Dessert Race. 

They have just completed the long trek to Alice Springs for the 2022 Finke Desert Race which is a ver...

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Pamela Quennell and partner Geoff are the owners of Coffee Que.

16 years ago, their adventure into coffee roasting began.

They have a love for really good coffee, so Geoff set about enquiring as to buying a small 250g coffee roaster and then sourced some green beans from various countries through an importer in Melbourne. 

Coffee roasters, and good freshly roasted coffee was just starting to become the latest trend, particularly in Me...

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Robyn Blackie is the Secretary of the Mildura/Merbein Rotary Club. 

Sue Clohesy who is the past organiser of the Mildura Antique Fair, which has been an annual advent in Mildura for almost 20 years. 

The Mildura/Merbein Rotary Club are the new organisers of the Mildura Antique Fair at the Mildura Airport Hanger. 

The Mildura Antique Fair has many stalls with treasures to be found.

It has an all-day BBQ and, morning and afternoon tea, w...

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Vernon Knight discovered the joy of creative writing six or seven years ago. He is the author of “Happenstance” and “Deaths in Paradise,” and more.

His work has been widely recognised with Membership of the Order of Australia in 2002, the Tattersalls Enterprise and Achievement Award and the Centenary Medal in 2003. 

Today Vernon has come to chat with us about his most recent book “From Cradle to Grave”. This is about hiking in the Ta...

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 This podcast is a little different when the mics are swapped. Donna invited Zoey in for a chat, and Zoey then ended up interviewing Donna about returning to Mildura and diving into a new project in her tree change. 

Zoey Andrews was born in Mildura and grew up in Werrimull, and considers herself a country kid at heart. 

Zoey is involved in local basketball, football, and speedway. 

She absolutely loves Mildura, our community and eve...

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Vincent Morfuni is Chairman of the Australian Calabrese Cultural Association (ACCA). 

Vincent was born in Calabria and arrived in Australia as a child. 

In 2017 a group decided to found ACCA to advocate on behalf of the community, and to project a positive image of the Calabrese community. 

 ACCA is a not-for-profit association that is member based.

They held an international conference in Calabria in 2019 to establish cultural and com...

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Katrina Lee is a local woman who started The Village Catch-Ups. 

This was an initiative she began last year based on the knowledge and experience of the impact of isolation on mental health, the benefits of community, connection and being physically active as well as from a desire to help small ‘active lifestyle based' businesses. 

The Village Catch-Ups focuses on making it easy for individuals or friend groups to all come togeth...

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Kylie Dew is the Coordinator of the Sunraysia Farmers Market, 

Kylie shares with us about Australian designer & tv personality Jamie Durie is coming to Good Earth Fare, on June 11.

As a committed environmentalist, Jamie has worked with numerous outstanding organisations dedicated to conservation and environmental responsibility. 

The market will be a super-sized event with many free activities and attractions for all ages. Running...

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Donna's enthusiastic guest co-host is Em, from  SATURDAY NIGHT MAYHEM. 

Emily Tasci plays a variety of all things heavy....from classic 70s hard rock, occult & stoner jams to thrash, death & doom metal every Saturday night from 9pm on your local community radio station 106.7 HOT FM Mildura! Listen live or stream the show from www.hotfm.org.au
Follow on instagram @saturday_night_mayhem

Don Carrazza is an Italian-born e...

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Dianne Butler is a Volunteer for Red Cliffs - Renew Op Shop and Foodbank. She came in to tell us all about the wonderful work they do.

Renew is a shop run by the Anglican Parish of Mildura South. (APOSS) at

33 Indi Avenue, Red Cliffs

P: (03) 5024 2731
 E: office@aposs.org.au

Jo Rodda grew up in Buronga/Gol Gol on a dried fruit property, and it was there she developed an appreciation of life on the land. 

Much of her working life has ...

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Ivan Behsmann joins Donna as a guest co-host on this episode. Ivan is known as a host of the popular Friday night show called Talking Taboo with Fiona & Ivan on  106.7 Hot FM, and he is also the Station Coordinator at Hot FM community radio station. Thanks for being a fun co-host Ivan!

Paul Mensch is the Manager of Veteran Services, for the Mildura RSL. His role includes coordinating and planning memorial events such as Anzac Da...

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Bill Sauer joins Donna as a guest co-host on this episode. Bill is known in Mildura as a host of the popular Saturday Morning Sports Show on 106.7 Hot FM, and a local live football commentator too, AND he is the President of the Hot FM community radio committee. Thanks for being a fun co-host Bill.

Keath Kendall is a board member of the Sunraysia Football Netball League. He came to chat with us about Sunraysia football starting aga...

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Aaron Hawkins is a Sunraysia based photographer. He is the owner of Hawkeye Photography. 

Aaron is a photographer with a passion for capturing the magic of a moment, including weddings, family photos, award winning landscapes, events, portraits, sport photography and freelance work. He even does product photography, night skies as well as wildlife and architecture and drone photography.  

Aaron loves capturing magic moments and is no...

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Our guests share more things to do in Mildura - Dag & Michelle chat about their restaurant Botanica Cuisine,  in Mildura. 

Michelle Adams & Dag Demarkow are the owners of BOTANICA CUISINE by DAG DEMARKOW & CO RESTAURANTS MILDURA 

Dag Demarkow was born in Denmark. 

During Dag’s extensive career he has had the pleasure to cook for many well-known personalities including the Danish Royal Family, Princess Diana, Bill Gates, an...

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