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Soup Rallies in the Community Troops

On Friday the 22nd of June, CityHive was packed with members, coworkers and the general public for what was an anticipated evening… GeroSoup is an innovative event that crowdfunds support for local innovations and ideas that benefit the wider community. On the night there were four ventures pitched. Every person in the room not only […]

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The Geraldton Project – Venture Profile

What is your venture? The Geraldton Project is a not-for-profit community strengthening organisation. We are part of the North Midlands Project which was incorporated in 2015. What’s your focus for the next 3 months? Enhancing the quality of life, health and well-being of people living in regional Western Australia through culture, arts, heritage and education. […]

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Looking to Invest in the Midwest?..

Geraldton lies at the heart of a region with a diverse economy and many opportunities for agriculture, aquaculture, mining, tourism, manufacturing and infrastructure opportunities. Centrally located between Perth and Broome, in western Australia, the region has the potential to be a home for projects that build on existing strengths, as well as new and innovative enterprises. With […]

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Marine & Civil Maintenance – Coworker Profile

What is your venture? Marine & Civil Maintenance is a remedial contractor for marine-based infrastructure such as Ports, Wharves and Bridges.  Normally we operate on the Eastern Seaboard, so this is our first project in Western Australia. We are currently working at the Mid West Ports Authority (MWPA) fixing the concrete and steel structural elements. […]

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Take Joy Seriously – Coworker Profile

Who are you? A dynamic loving, curious newbie coming from Europe to start her journey to joy in Australia, the land of plenty! What are you working on? I am trying to become the best me… working as a Personal and Business Development Facilitator and Consultant for Take Joy Seriously.  Supporting people to evolve, clarify […]

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Geraldton Fringe Festival Attracts Thousands

Who knew that what started out as just a small idea by two Geraldton locals would grow into Geraldton’s largest performing arts festival? Funtavia Festival Producers (and Pollinators Coworkers) Jodi Reilly and Julian Canny stood back in awe on Saturday night as the 2,400th patron walked through the Funtavia gates to experience Geraldton’s Fringe World […]

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Inspiring Words From Our Co-founder

The following blog post was retrieved from https://reflexious.com/2018/01/02/learnings-2017/ Learnings from 2017 by Andrew Outhwaite (Co-founder of Pollinators Inc) How can I best summarise learnings from the past year? Below is a distillation of some personal learnings and the audio of it being presented at Pollinators Social Member Meetup on 15th December. The guidance in the invitation […]

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CityHive Welcomes Global Beach Ambassador

Global Ambassador, a renowned beach reviewer, and advocate for special projects: Brad Farmer held a Q&A session in CityHive this week regarding ways to enhance a positive profile for Geraldton. “Brad has spent a lifetime exploring and protecting the world’s best beaches. After growing up on Queensland’s Gold Coast, he co-wrote the best seller and […]

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Marlo Elsum-Beaumont – Venture Profile

What is your venture? DRYWELL is a sustainable, home-based small business supporting the environment and the surrounding community. I combine my love of art, organic gardening and nature craft to create Drywell’s range of handmade succulent bowls, organic produce and rustic art using materials found on Drywell. I grow majority of the plants used to […]

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Pollinators plans to lead regional innovation for years to come

Pollinators is welcoming Mid West residents to join it in its push to ensure the region is at the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship. The incorporated social enterprise is conducting its Annual General Meeting at 5pm on Friday April 29, at which it will unveil plans to guide the region to become a national leader in innovation. […]

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Social Enterprise Bar Earns Cash and Livens up Laneways

Pollinators’ first ever social enterprise bar has raked in the cash to support social innovation and enlivened the CityHive laneway with colour, laughter and sound. Held as part of the ‘The Night Before’ celebrations, on Friday before Triple J’s One Night Stand, the bar earned over $3500, which will go towards development of Pollinator’s new […]

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Alliance to lead action and strengthen representation across the region

It could read like the start of a great joke: “An artist, a businessman and a social entrepreneur walked into a bar….”, however while this newly-formed Alliance got off to a light-hearted start, it is a serious endeavour with significant implications for the future of the region. This week the Midwest’s three leading representative organisations signed a new […]

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Showcasing Geraldton’s Creative professionals

This post is a short summary of a Peer Learning Session hosted by Pollinators, focused on Professional Development for our Design and Creative professionals. Designers and creative professionals are highly-skilled, generate significant economic and cultural value, and contribute disproportionately to the look and feel of our regional. Participants included landscape architects, textile designers, arts teachers, graphic designers […]

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Pia Lanzinger – collaborative art and social games

Pia Lanzinger creates socially-engaged art with places and communities, or in her words “focuses on collaborative projects in public spaces that attempt to notice the breaks and inconsistencies in the conditions of daily existence, and enable communicative experimentation.“   Thanks to Spaced 2, Western Australian Museum, City of Greater Geraldton, Pia will be working on “Geraldton […]

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Julian Canny — A funny approach to growing the arts

Julian Canny grew up in Geraldton and after living around WA has returned with a mission to make people laugh. His venture ‘The Comedy Emporium’ is at heart a stand-up comedy promotion business which is now expanding its role to include other commercial arts programs. Julian says, “Our whole idea is to encourage comedians in regional WA, growing […]

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