Dave O’Neil has been in the business of comedy for over 20 years, appearing on TV Shows such as Hughesy- We Have A Problem, The Yearly with Charlie Pickering, Tractor Monkeys, and Spicks and Specks. Dave’s obeservational humor and genuine humility have also made him a much sought-after MC and corporate entertainer. Doug Chappel and Douglas Austin join the line up of the night to make this night of laughs an experience to remember! Get tickets here and stay tuned for a Robinvale date! https://www.coomeallaclub.com.au/book-shows-events
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As you would know by now, all of Victoria has been locked down under stage 4 restrictions until midnight Wednesday 17th February 2021.
This means there are only 4 reasons to leave home;
Shopping of essentials
2 hours of exercise within 5km of your home
Medical care and care giving
Agricultural work is considered essential.
Those living in our Victoria and NSW border communities will continue to be able to access the ‘border bubble’ – using their driver license to prove their residential address. If you live in one of the border communities – you do not need to apply for a permit.
New South Wales border community residents do not need to obtain a permit to enter Victoria.
People may cross the border without a permit to provide, receive or accompany a dependant who is to receive emergency or essential medical care or other urgent care, including medical care requiring continuity of treatment.
This does not include ordinary child-minding, although formal shared custody arrangements can continue. Carrying a medical certificate, letter from a physician or proof of custody arrangements is strongly recommended.
Emergency workers (including healthcare workers, care facility workers and child protection workers) must carry a letter from their employer evidencing the need for that worker to travel across the border, but do not need to obtain a permit in this instance.
You must follow Victoria’s restrictions when entering this state, including wearing a mask in all indoor public spaces, public transport and on all domestic flights.
Masks must now be worn at all times when not at home.
All non-essential retail is closed, but local services can deliver, just contact the business to arrange.
RDHS aged care is closed to visitors, the medical clinics will remain open with number restrictions.
All food outlets are now only offering take away including the Robinvale Golf Club, Rainbow Inn, Robinvale Chinese Restaurant, Jo Jo’s on Bromley, Loft 13, The Jack Bar & Bistro, The Robinvale Corner Store, IThai and Nooey’s Bakery.
All supermarkets remain open as normal.
Please be sure to wash & sanitise your hands regularly and observe good hygiene ne so we can get back to normal life soon.
Watch for further updates in the coming days as soon as they come to hand.
You hear about it from a bloke who knows, Robinvale is having a boom in the real estate market and we talk about that and about how he got into the real estate game with local boy Damian Portaro.
Damian now owns Ray White Real Estate in Mildura and he was going to be Ethan's first stop if he didn't get into the uni course that he wanted, so I figured I'd facilitate a meeting, and Ethan asks the best question I've ever heard him ask a guest!
Charlootz is convinced that no one in Australia gives a toss about the Super Bowl, Jade disagrees, siting that sports fans understand the magnitude of witnessing the greatest quarter-back of all time in action and still winning championships at 43 years old. We shall release a poll on our socials again, so please vote with me and help prove to Charlie that sometimes people care about things that he doesn't.
We also managed to get Maria Abs in the studio to talk about Robinvale Netball season 2021. She thanks the past committee's and coaches and explains the process from here on in. It's all very exciting and you can hear her talk about it all.
Certainly going back to our roots in this weeks episode with Donny on a little hiatus between varieties we managed to get him in for a good chat, and it must be a while since he's had a good yarn because it went for a while. We had a lot to cover though including wanting the rain to hold off, school starting for the year, the labour issue, 97% of water allocation which is having him whistle a very different tune to last year.
He also talks about export markets, footy, basketball, training and doesn't say no when asked about the senior netball head coaching job.
Then Ethan is back for what could be one of his last episodes before heading off to university, They grow so quick, I"m so proud! Our summer intern is off to spread his wings!
Then Phil is in to talk about footy, the new netball coach, the new netball courts, the state of the oval and just the general state of play,
So much to discuss this week and if you've ever whinged about your rates, you should give this one a listen.
We discuss how we might tackle the situation along with hemp, Fiona talks about her porn trafficking days, packing bongs and all sorts of other things you won't hear politicians talk about anywhere else!
If you haven't signed the petition for RATEGATE yet, make sure you do. You can hit the link right here, it takes about 3 seconds and could result in some actual action with regard to a more equitable rates system in Victoria!
Welcome back to The Vale Podcast for another year! This is our third, who'd have every thunk it.
This week Charlie takes a little time out to talk to us in between his other media commitments and he is in fine form. He gets socially excited from time to time.
We talk about the blue-green algae issue downstream of Wentworth, the Australia Day Breakfast and a multitude of other things.
Anne Webster is in also and we quiz her on the Seasonal Workers Scheme, Strong Communities Program, Parliamentary Committee for Friends of making social media a safe place and a lot more.
So much to get through today!
We're all exhausted so it's taken us a couple of takes and little to ZERO editing as we literally recording this Christmas Eve afternoon.
Unpopular Opinions is back, and Seamus Mitchell came in to chat with Ethan and Jade earlier in the week so that's really the highlight!
Kato has a Christmas message in Tongan, Jack has a Christmas message in Vietnamese, with also have Cantonese and Tawainese as well.
Have a safe and happy Christmas from all of us at The Vale Podcast and Network House Robinvale!
We have a new segment called unpopular opinions. Feel free to submit yours, you can do so anonymously if you wish.
The last of our "What do you want to be when you grow up?" series and after chatting with all of the Robinvale College year 12 class of 2020 the defence force was a common thread.
So I thought we'd tap into a valuable and local resource, albeit, he's on the otherside of the planet right now, but he did all of his schooling in Robinvale and is now a Warrant Officer with the Royal Australian Navy.
Jason Hicks has been a guest with us before but now we have our summer intern so we ask him all about joining the ADF from a year 12's perspective and we give him the tough questions that only someone high ranking in the military would know,.
Are UFO's real?
Did the moon landing really happen?
Are all weird objects in the sky weather balloons?
The mental health drop in clinic is now up and running in full swing at RDHS. Anthony comes in to give us an update on how things are running and what you can do should you need to access this clinic.
Essentially, it's just rock up on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 9:30am and 1pm or call RDHS Primary Care ahead on 5051 8160.
We also managed to get hold of Ali Cupper on a day when Charlie was unavailable for consultation but we did manage to have a chat about the $10million we got for the Robinvale-Sea Lake Road, the Murray Darling Basin Rail Project and the basement of Victorian Parliament House.
Having been stood up by both co-hosts I was delighted to see John Neale walk through the doors of Network House this week. As we all know, John is always up for a chat, always has a story and is so interesting to listen too so it was a great chat.
We also had a call from the CFA to issue reminders that we are into fire restriction season and any lighting of fires on days of total fire ban can result in prosecution to the fullest extent of the law, so we chat about that, and about the dangers of grass fires with Jack and he translates this message into Vietnamese! Yay Jack!
We also had a visit from our Federal Member Dr Anne Webster and one of her staffers who shall now be known as 'Cherry Boy' within the walls of Network House, because he turned up with a box of delicious cherries from Ian in Kerang under his wing!
It's so nice to be on the media trail of politicians when they're in town. Yes, I nerd out a little bit (I think the kids call it "fan-girling" but whatev!) but things like the State Budget that was handed down this week affect every one of us so we did want to talk about that.
We also had some discussions about our free trade deals with China and Indonesia and try to decide whether or not they're worth the paper they're written on.
Ali Cupper also made some time for us this week but it was late on Thursday afternoon so it didn't make the cut for this week's regular episode so you're getting a bonus this week as well.
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It's been a while since we've had an update from the blocks so we're giving it to you this week.
Fred is in to discuss the demise of mainstream media, the China export market and multiple other issues whilst Donny gives us his point of view on the AFL trade period, his stress levels, the fundamentals of farming and plenty more.
The regular podcast feed only has about half of each conversation, if you'd like to hear them in full you can sign up as a Patreon from as little as $5USD per month at patreon.com/thevalepodcast
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A rapper, a dancer, an ambo, a mechanic? We're talking about it all today!
Norto is in to talk about becoming an Ambulance Community Officer in Manangatang and he also discusses the pizza at the Manang Pub. He promises to come back and review the parma next week so hold your breath for that one.
Skip Rogers from Pioneer Ford also pops in to talk about his progression from a school based apprenticeship to possible retirement before the age of 40. That's a joke but he makes a good point about being in his early 20's with the beginnings of a real estate portfolio whilst his university studying mates are living on noodles, obtaining degrees that they may or may not ever use.
Then Phil Egan, the dancer and the rapper is in to talk about his career that has taken him all around the world, his struggles, his downfall and his rise again to happiness. We also play his new track and roll out his rapper name "Crooked TP". We talk about why he's come up with that stage name too.
Loads to listen too and in the next day or so you can watch the uncut video from our zoom chat with Phil, but only if you're a VIP (very important patron). become one here: patreon.com/thevalepodcast
Anthony Cardin MBBS. BMedSc. MMed. FRANZCR FAANMS went to school at St Mary's Robinvale and then at Robinvale Secondary College. Since then his education has continued and finally after 20 years of post Robinvale education, he is suitably qualified in his chosen field.
This is a fascinating chat with a former local about life saving technologies in the medical field and what led him to study in this area and grow his career in nuclear medicine. When we think of "nuclear" medicine, I don't know about you, but I think of things like Chernobyl, but that's a reactor explosion. Nuclear medicine doesn't use things like uranium or plutonium and we do dive into that with Anthony because I just couldn't get my head around it.
Anthony has travelled the world with this skills and still returns to Robinvale for holidays to see family.
He's such an interesting person, and one of those genuinely good people who want to help others. You know, a doctor type.
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It's a pretty significant week this week.
The last of mental health month, the last of the 42K for 42K campaign, the weekend of a long awaited Shadow Rock reunion, the first week of vote counting in local government elections & the week Donny got his big break on SEN with Garry Lyon and Tim Watson. You can listen to it here AFTER you've listened to this podcast first.
Donny just happened to be in town so her came in for a chat which was nice to get the band back together.
We also got to go and explore the new and operational FREE drop in centre at Robinvale District Health Services. This is a brilliant and unique service for RDHS with the free drop in centre for mental health services now running on Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's from 9am - 2pm. No appointment or referral necessary and it's absolutely free for absolutely everyone! So with that being said, Luke's project has been a screaming success, all that is left is for him to make good on his word as he always does, and get out and run those 42kms this Saturday!
In the interests of talking about all sorts of careers, career paths etc we thought we'd complete a little project with Manangatang P-12 VCAL students.
They have created their own podcast so with the help of Scarlett who is not our official correspondent on the street, we had a brief to fill and fill it we did.
We each had to do a news story, write and produce commercials for local businesses and find someone to interview.
Kale & TB did a great job with their interviews scoring chats with two local Manangatang legends Rod "Codmac" MacKenzie and Jeff "Gibbo" Gibson.
Charlie and I had Robinvale local legend and Gary Ablett Junior look alike Ben Rogers.
Scarlett has done the most incredible job with her news report I can't encourage you more to check out the full video on our YouTube channel.
We end obviously with a chat about a little game being played this weekend. In fact, two games being played this weekend.
Ben may end up having to wear a Richmond jumper for a week if the Cats lose.
We shall see you on the otherside, we know have to go deep dive into Dimma's strategies and tatics for Saturday's game, then prepare to back it up for Sunday's match against the Panthers which could possibly be the G.O.A.T Cameron Smith's final game. In Dimma we trust - Go Tiges!
I feel into media because a teacher once told me I wouldn’t amount to anything unless I could find a job talking for a living. You can do that you know.
It got me thinking about how our senior students are feeling this year. Stressed, ripped off, confused, so for the next month or so we’re going to be talking to different people about their careers and how it came to be.
I ended up working in the media for a lot of my working life thus far and In my experience, even in life generally, people change.
Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse.
Sometimes, people don't change much at all.
This week I’m chatting to one of these people.
He’s at the top of his game which is sports photography, he went to school in Swan Hill, he was a student at SuniTafe..
He’s also the same guy that I knew as kids. He has not changed. Not one bit. He hasn’t even lost any hair!
He’s taken some of the most remarkable and recognisable photos of the AFL of our generation and still considers winning the 2003 premiership with Lake Boga as one of the best days of his life.
He’s as humble as he is talented, and he’s my cousin.
He is Head of Photography and Chief Photographer at the AFL. He is a Golden Quill winner & Ted’s Master, he is Michael Willson.
Check out his stunning work here: michaelwillson.com
Liam is the Ambulance Victoria PCSC who is co-ordinating some Shocktober workshops and information sessions.
Throughout 'Shocktober' we're on a mission to ensure all 6.7 million Victorians are armed with the knowledge of what to do in an emergency - how to perform basic CPR and, importantly, how to locate and use their nearest Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Sadly, only 1 in 10 Australians survive a cardiac arrest. Together we can improve cardiac arrest survival rates by learning CPR and locating our local AEDs. A local paramedic will be hosting an online session to teach you these lifesaving skills and about the new AED that has been donated to your community.
To sign up to the session, simply email your name and location to swanhill.pcsc@ambulance,vic,gov,au
Scarlett is also back at school so she talks about her school holidays, home schooling and the joy of being amongst friends again, then we have a proposal for her to be our junior reporter!
This is it! A showdown between Charlie and Victorian leader of The National Party Peter Walsh MP.
Actually, it wasn't much of a showdown at all. Peter spoke, Charlie listened and didn't argue with Walshy like he argues with the rest of us. Or is it just me he argues with because he knows I'll fire up,. It's ok, I've taken up meditation to deal with it. I'm fine.
We had a great conversation with Peter though. We talked about all sorts of things like how the Coalition would've done things differently, planning, decentralisation, pathways to permanent residency for refugees and he did say at the conclusion that he had thoroughly enjoyed himself. Tick!
You may have also seen a petition on some business counters around town calling for shade sails in the Ritchies IGA supermarket car park.
By know you know I like facts., I like science and I like facts and I always go straight to the source to get the facts rather than assume. So we did. I called Alan and asked him if he'd come on and chat about it, and he's a big supporter of the podcast and of Robinvale so of course he didn't hesitate. It's an interesting chat and I hope you listen to it.
Then Charlie gives us an update on Shocktober.