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Geraldton’s Botanical Garden gets the go-ahead!

Friends of Geraldton Gardens Inc. (FROGGs for short) recently got the go-ahead they were after to start Stage 1 of the Geraldton Botanical Gardens project. Pollinators have been supporting FROGGs on their journey to develop a Botanical Garden at Maitland Park in Geraldton’s CBD, similar to Kings Park but on a much smaller scale. Pollinators […]

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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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Geraldton’s Creative Community Receives Funding Support

Geraldton’s creative community receives more support for grassroots project in the CBD. Lotterywest enabled the expansion of Geraldton’s own Creative Hub earlier this month.  By granting $50,000 of funding to Pollinators Inc. this funding along with the funding pledged by Labor candidate Lara Dalton has made the purchase of amenities for Creative Hub possible. The […]

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Pitches, Soup and Ideas Flying the Coop

On Wednesday the 26th of April, Pollinators hosted this year’s Australia Post Regional Pitchfest information session. The session was led by former Learning Lead of Pollinators, Andrew Outhwaite, who shared his top tips for how to give a short and sharp pitch. Australia Post Regional Pitchfest acts as a platform for regional innovations and ideas, giving […]

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Laneway Revitalisation – Have your say

Join representatives of CBD Property Trust and Pollinators to dream up plans for a revitalised laneway outside CityHive. The redevelopment of the old Lotteries House building on Marine Terrace has presented the opportunity to transform the current construction site into a funky, functional space for West End patrons and residents. Join us for this Swarm […]

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Meet the Candidates at Pollinators

With a State election looming, Geraldton voters will have a unique opportunity to hear from and question Geraldton’s three major State Election Candidates at an open house “Meet the Candidates” event at CityHive next Friday. The three candidates will have an opportunity to express their major pre-election pledges, with a focus on innovation and community […]

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Agencies Collaborate on Innovation

A team of Mid West government and non-government agencies came together in Geraldton last week to map out plans to progress innovation in the region. About 15 representatives attended the workshop at Pollinators’ CityHive to help further the Mid West Development Commission’s (MWDC) Innovation Strategy.  Pollinators Chairman Paul Dyer said it was fantastic to see […]

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Future for Innovation Hub

Pollinators brought together a roomful of the region’s movers and shakers last Friday to map the way forward for innovation spaces in Geraldton. About 20 influencers met at Pollinators’ CityHive to consider options for a physical space for innovation, using CityHive co-working space as a case study. Using an innovative business modelling tool known as a Zwicky […]

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Goodness Festival celebration of science, sustainability and innovation

Hundreds of people from across the city flocked to Goodness Festival National Science Week activities in Geraldton last week in celebration of science, sustainability and innovation. The week brought together a range of community and professional development opportunities in a week’s packed festival program. Highlights included a rousing Inspiring Women in Science presentation by former […]

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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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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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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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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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Digital Dojo

Affordable advice on the latest digital tools

Pollinators is reaffirming its commitment to ensuring Mid West residents are tech savvy enough to be at the forefront of innovation by hosting fortnightly ‘Digital Dojo’ workshops on different digital tools. The first session Wednesday April 27 from 12.30 to 1.30pm will help anyone who uses photos to market their business or community group by introducing them […]

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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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