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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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Why coworking rocks

A testimonial from Kate Thompson, Blue City Mediations Before I started community hosting I used to go into McDonalds, the Library, open my laptop in between the driver’s seat and the steering wheel hotspotting my mobile phone to get reception. Floating around town.  I always felt a little bit unsure of how things worked at Pollinators. I knew […]

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ACDC joins CreativeHub

Pollinators’ new CreativeHub premises is transforming into the vibrant, multipurpose creative space that Pollinators planned for, with the Arts and Cultural Development Council (ACDC) the latest venture to move into the West End CreativeHub premises at 189 Marine Tce. The ACDC move marks a major transformation for the region’s peak arts organisation, which is not only moving […]

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Mums and downsizing corporates reap coworking benefits

Work-from-home mums and downsizing companies in Geraldton are reaping the benefits of coworking as a way of escaping the home office and adjusting to a downsizing economy. Pollinators, which offers the state’s leading regional coworking premise, is experiencing an increase in interest from both sectors as they adjust to personal needs and economic fluctuations. Pollinators […]

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Budding filmmakers in action

Budding filmmakers have their creations on YouTube after learning the art of filmmaking at Scinapse’s SciFilm workshops on April 29 and 30. A group of students at Learning Tree school, and a group of adults at Pollinators’ CityHive, learned how to use their mobile devices to capture three-minute science-related stories, then edit them and prepare […]

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Innovators pitch at GeroSoup

Two Geraldton innovators pitched vastly different ideas – supporting original comedy acts and creating a tradeable bank of Geraldton volunteers – at Pollinators’ GeroSoup event on Friday. Held every three months, GeroSoup is designed for anyone with an idea to pitch to an audience to gain feedback and money to support the idea’s development. At Friday’s […]

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Unveiling a plan for innovation

Pollinators has unveiled its plan to make the region a national leader in innovation. Pollinators Chairman Paul Dyer launched the Pollinators’ Five-Year Strategic Business Plan at the Pollinators AGM on Friday. Mr Dyer said the rise in startup enterprises spelled exciting times for Pollinators and its mission to nurture healthy, resilient communities. “Startup enterprises soared […]

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Samille Mitchell – Member Profile

Who are you? I’ve just started as Pollinators’ Communication Coordinator. I love, love, love Pollinators’ work in supporting community, sustainability and innovation so am thrilled to be involved. What are you working on? Aside from my work at Pollinators, I’m also a freelance journalist and public relations consultant and creator of Inspired Magazine, which shares […]

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Margie Robinson – Member Profile

Who are you? I’ve just started as Pollinators’ Community Facilitator. I’m really excited to be involved in such a fantastic organisation and hoping to get to know you all as I settle into the role. I have a passion for regional development in all senses, so really looking forward to getting involved and seeing Pollinators, members […]

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Scinapse – Spreading the Magic of Science

The Mid West’s network of science lovers has revamped its name and released an exciting new events calendar aimed at spreading the magic of science. The former Mid West Science Engagement Group (MWSEG) is now called Scinapse, and has unveiled a host of exciting new initiatives aimed at enabling everyday people to become swept up […]

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