Author Archive | Samille Mitchell


Geraldton creatives form an alliance

A group of Geraldton creatives and youth services has banded together to support each other’s ventures and add vibrancy to the city. Pollinators, headspace, The Comedy Emporium, Mara Art Aboriginal Corporation and the Arts and Cultural Development Council have signed an MOU as part of their union under Pollinators’ new CreativeHub space in the West […]

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It’s on – Goodness Festival in full swing

The Goodness Festival National Science Week program is in full swing as people flock to community events and professional development opportunities across the city. The festival celebrates science, sustainability and innovation with a jam-packed festival calendar. Festival highlights for the community this week include the Navigating Nutrition Lunch on Thursday August 18 in which you’ll […]

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Pollinators provides regional voice for innovation

Pollinators was a regional voice for innovation at the State Innovation Summit in Perth on July 28. Pollinators Learning Lead Andrew Outhwaite was invited to join as an ‘Innovation Leader’ to advise the Minister on how to position Western Australia to prosper in this era of rapid global change. Pollinators webcast the summit to its CityHive location […]

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Fine dining under the stars

Geraldton residents will have the chance to experience fine dining under the stars at the hands of travelling chefs Fervor. The highly sought after Fervor team will offer two eight-to-12-course degustation experiences to around 40 guests in an outdoor setting overlooking sweeping countryside south of Geraldton on October 14 and 15. Two Pollinators members, Pam […]

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Get your questions answered at Goodness

Got a #good_question? Get it answered at Goodness Festival from August 13 to 21. The National Science Week Goodness Festival will launch on Thursday from 5.30pm at the WA Museum Geraldton. Anyone passionate about science, sustainability and innovation is welcome to attend the launch, which will also include the opening of the AstroFest photography exhibition. […]

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Venture profile – Geraldton Harriers Club

What is your venture? Geraldton Harriers Club is a non-profit community organisation providing a fun and sociable environment to build a strong, healthy community with an appreciation of the outdoors and physical activity. The club maintains a family based membership of 300 people, with an average of around 100 members walking or running each week […]

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Goodness Festival program unveiled

More than 3000 people are expected to be enthralled by the wonders of science during National Science Week activities conducted as part of this year’s Goodness Festival from August 13 to 21. More than a dozen local organisations including Pollinators, Regional Development Australia Mid West Gascoyne, WA Museum, Northern Agricultural Catchments Council, TAFE and others […]

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Problem solvers to unite in Geraldton

Enquiring minds looking to solve problems in Geraldton are registering to put their problem-solving abilities to the test at GovHack Geraldton on July 29 to 31. Anyone interested in helping use government data in exciting new ways to solve problems facing our city is welcome to register. GovHack Geraldton facilitator Summer Pirrottina, who is coordinating GovHack […]

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Pollinators showcased to nation’s leading social enterprises

The nation’s leading social enterprise advocates invited Pollinators to present at their annual conference in Melbourne last month. Pollinators Learning Lead and co-founder Andrew Outhwaite presented Pollinators as an example of a successful social enterprise in regional Australia to participants at the Social Traders Masters Conference 2016. Mr Outhwaite said feedback on what Pollinators had achieved and […]

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Calling Mid West’s brightest to get creative at GovHack

Pollinators is calling on the Mid West’s brightest to get creative with government data during GovHack, in Geraldton from July 29 to 31. The GovHack competition is about encouraging and celebrating our technical and creative capacity, connecting citizens with government, and building on the social and economic value of open data published by government. Put […]

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Masters IT- Venture profile

What is your venture? We solve your problems and create solutions. Our expertise ranges from IT through to data management and customised websites to enable your business. 2. What’s inspired your work? After speaking with business owners in Geraldton, it’s evident that technology often isn’t being used to its full potential. Whether it’s backup solutions […]

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Innovators to bring fine dining to Geraldton

Two Pollinators members plan to capitalise on the city’s local produce to showcase the region, provide a fine-dining experience and raise funds for innovation, with plans afoot for a team of travelling chefs to offer a degustation experience in an iconic Geraldton location. The duo discussed plans for such a dining experience at Pollinators’ LunchTime […]

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Goodness Festival to Inspire

Pollinators and partners have met to plan a range of inspiring science, sustainability and innovation activities during the 2016 Goodness Festival in Geraldton. Held over National Science Week from August 14th to 21st, the Goodness Festival brings together a kaleidoscope of exhibits, activities and presentations aimed at thrilling participants with the wonders of science and innovation. Last […]

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Pollinators Re-structure for Growth

In early 2016, the Pollinators Board, supported by Farlane and Pracsys, finalised work on a new Strategic Business Plan to guide Pollinators’ growth over the next 5 years. Through consultations with members and partners and via Board and staff workshops, several challenges facing Pollinators were identified that must be addressed to deliver on our mission […]

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Carolyn Fox – Member Profile

1. What is your venture? I’m a one Fox show. I assist small businesses in whatever administrative areas they need. I also offer consultations and advice around various aspects of administering a small business. This includes researching software, running recruitment processes, doing social media plans and posting, resume writing, personal assistant duties, production of graphics/logos and much more. I […]

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Partner Profile – Mid West Development Commission

1. What is your venture? The Mid West Development Commission (MWDC) is a State Government statutory authority that strives to encourage the sustainable development of Western Australia’s Mid West region. 2. What’s inspired your work? The MWDC works to promote the sustainable development of Western Australia’s Mid West region by liaison with stakeholders including, community […]

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Developing a Volunteer Credit Bank

A team of about 10 people collaborated to progress a ‘bank’ of volunteer credits to better encourage and reward volunteerism in Geraldton, at Pollinators’ Lunchtime Lab session last Wednesday. The Luchtime Lab session followed from Pollinators’ most recent GeroSoup in which Pollinators member Christian Watters pitched the idea of developing such a bank of volunteer credits to better value the […]

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