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‘Honey Highlights’ for Pollinators in 2018

Every year is a “bizzy” one for Pollinators but as time rolls on, we seem to take on more projects, hold more events and grow our Pollinators community. There were many highlights for 2018, one being that Pollinators secured a state government and Lotterywest grant for CreativeHub amenities. CreativeHub continues to edge closer in becoming […]

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DSM Strata – Venture Profile

What is your venture?  DSM Strata is an innovative provider of professional Strata Management services; Our family owned and operated business currently services the Geraldton local market. A new branch office has been established and will be operating in Perth in 2019. What’s inspired your work?  Our work is inspired by creative and innovative building […]

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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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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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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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Idea transforms into fine dining extravaganza

An idea to boost Geraldton transformed into a fine dining experience under the stars on the weekend after travelling chefs Fervor dazzled guests with a 10-course degustation experience. Geraldton women Pam Sherlock and Emma Jackson organised the Taste of Geraldton experience at Gunnadoo Farm after brainstorming ideas to boost Geraldton at a Pollinators Lunchtime lab […]

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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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Mapping future for innovation hubs

A group of can-do Mid West collaborators are planning the future of innovation hubs and spaces in Geraldton. The group of influencers, creatives, business leaders and entrepreneurs will meet at Pollinators’ CityHive on Friday September 16 to consider future physical spaces to enable innovation in our region. Using CityHive coworking space as a case study, the group […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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FroGGs – Coworker Profile

What is your venture? My venture is the organisation called FroGGs which is an acronym for Friends of Geraldton Gardens Inc. and I think the title explains its direction. It is a not for profit organisation looking towards the creation of a Botanical Garden tourist Mecca in the CBD of Geraldton. We will target local […]

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Andrew Outhwaite – Member Profile

Who are you? Me! Always have been, always will be. Otherwise, Apithology practitioner, Cheng Hsin player, Learning enabler, lover, friend, investor, prone to taking myself too seriously. What are you working on? My roles include Community Lead at Pollinators, Director of StartupWA, Bendigo Bank and Geraldton Airlines, and facilitator of an “Increasing Consciousness” group. I’m working on […]

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Soil is Capital – venture profile

Amanda Rowland has been pursuing a remarkable new venture since she was profiled in 2012 and is a past graduate of Catalyst. What is your venture? Edah Station In August, 2015 we (Amanda, Geoff, Angus and Toby) took possession of the lease of Edah Pastoral Station, a 250,000 acre former sheep station east of Yalgoo and the Spelt Project […]

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