Talkin' Toowoomba

Aug 02 2020 23 mins 4

Hear about what's happening in Toowoomba. A Magazine-style podcast, showcasing LOCAL, festivals & events, places to eat, attractions, produce, businesses, news, and community announcements. Want to get involved: Email Us | at safejourneyaustralia.com.au/talkin-toowoomba Call |0427155399





03 August 2020 | A "How To" on Social Media with | Social-E Biz
Aug 02 2020 23 mins  
A Podcast for the Toowoomba Community. Welcome to EP 25 and a brand new month, yep it is August already! This week we bring you a "how to" episode, we talk Social media tips and tricks with Jemay Nelder from Social E Biz.. and we have a quick chat with the mayor'. Now in News of the Week If you are listening to this on Monday, I am preparing for my sleepout, Monday night. If you are listening on any other day, it is done and dusted and yes it was cold and very uncomfortable, which is exactly why we need to help places like Base Services to keep up their good work. A very BIG! Thank you to everyone who donated, to me I appreciate your support , but also to anyone who donated to those who participated, it reminds me of how lucky we really are, and how easy it is to fall on hard times, especially with everything going on at the moment. We will chat council news a bit later in the episode with the mayor. On this day, this week we highlight Wednesday 5 of August. In 1914 the first electric traffic signal was installed in Cleveland Ohio. Also in 1914 Germany launches the first battle of WW1 with Belgium. In 1962 Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her home in L.A. And in 1983 on this day Tom Cruise was discovered in the now famous film "Risky Business" Now lets get on with the show. What's On brought to you by the Toowoomba Regional Council Thursday the 6th of Aug there is a Defence careers information session from 6-8pm at O'Quinn St, Toowoomba Canvas Co-working has a couple of experts in the house this week, book a 30 min session to have your questions answered. On Thursday 6th Ask a Human Resources expert sees Kearin Lowry from Workforce Positive and on Friday 7th of Aug Ask a Legal expert sees Enterprise Legal's Peta Gray.....both will be at Canvas Coworking 0930 till 12pm on their respective days, tickets on the Canvas event page or website, Friday 7th Aug Tinker has an Adult Ear-ring Board workshop 6pm, see their FB event for details Also on Sat Aug 8 Mick Lindsay is playing at the Empire theatre from 8 pm Markets As usual please support the Toowoomba Farmers markets are on this Saturday from 08am under the windmill at Cobb n Co musuem Toowoomba Farmers Markets And on Sunday from 06 am Toowoomba PCYC Markets at the PCYC Toowoomba Well that is it again for another week, we would love you to subscribe so you don't miss an episode, or join our email list and get it emailed directly to you, and its OK we won't spam your inbox. If you are holding a sporting, business or school event event we love to hear from you so we can include in our podcast Enjoy your week, stay safe, I'm Shane see you around Toowoomba.


27 July 2020 | Part 2 of the Beards | 4 Brothers Brewing
Jul 26 2020 15 mins  
EP 24 | Subscribe Here [ iPhone - Apple Podcasts | Android - Spotify | Computer - Website ] Welcome to this weeks episode of the Talkin Toowoomba podcast , this week we bring you part 2 of celebrating the beard. We chat with Adrian from 4 Brothers Brewing, to see how they are going getting back on track, since reopening. A big shout to everyone we meet chatted with and enjoyed Xmas in July with, last Friday night, at the networking event it was a huge success, well done Terri and Jemay. Now in News of the Week Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) has completed the construction of the new interpretive shelter in Queens Park. The new structure is adjacent to the site of the historic Queens Park Conservatory which existed from 1909 to the late 1950s. The shelter is a lightweight structure that functions as a visitor information guide, the walls feature interpretive panels with photographs and text detailing the history of Queens Park. Oye Oye Kevin Howarth Toowoomba's own Town crier has been reappointed till 2024 TRC has launched the 2020 Walk's and Trails for the region, showcasing 78 local nature excursions, graded from novice to experienced, for those on foot, a bike or horseback. It can be found online at trc.qld.gov.au/walkingtrails. Limited copies are available at Customer Service Centres. On this day, this week we highlight Wednesday 29th of July In 1914 the first trans-continental telephone call was made between San Fransicco and New York. In 1981 the late Diana Spencer became a princess when she wed Prince Charles in a world wide televised Royal wedding. And in 1958 NASA was created due to America's National insecurity, as Russia had just launched Sputnik, and the space race began Just over a week to go before my sleepout for homeless for a week and we would love your support to help out base services here in Toowoomba. You can donate now via the link on our FB page, website or the show notes There are events starting to happen again as restrictions ease, if u want a shout out drop us a message via our socials with a link to your event. Now lets get on with the show. What's On brought to you by the Toowoomba Regional Council Tuesday 28 July Eat Digital is running a Google My Business Workshop from 6pm details on their FB page. Wednesday 29 July Canvas Coworking celebrates it's 5th birthday Congrats to David Joy and the team. Tickets on their website see FB for more details Come and celebrate with us at this free event and see what Canvas is all about.from 5 till 8 pm. Friday 31st to Sun Aug 2 Qld Outdoor Adventure and Motoring Expo is on at the Toowoomba Showgrounds, 0830 till 4 pm tickets are only available online, there is no gate sales and strict COVID rules apply, please check out their website for details and ticket links Sat 1 Aug Now that the Bunnings sausage sizzle is back on again..((applause)) ...............go and support the local Bunya Park scout group at Bunnings Twba Nth 8 till 4 pm. Also on Sat Aug 1 Love Sick is playing at the Empire theatre from 8 pm Sun 2 Aug The Toowoomba FX FJ Holden car club is holding a Crows Nest Cars and Coffe run. Assemble outside Downlands college 8 am, see their FB event page for details. Markets As usual please support the Toowoomba Farmers markets are on this Saturday from 08am under the windmill at Cobb n Co musuem Toowoomba Farmers Markets And on Sunday from 06 am Toowoomba PCYC Markets at the PCYC Toowoomba Well that is it again for another week, Please if you have a few dollars to spare for Base Services, donate to my Talkin Toowoomba page and lets raise some much needed funds for Toowoomba's homeless. Enjoy your week, stay safe, I'm Shane see you around Toowoomba.


20 July 2020 | Part 1 of the Beards | Base Services
Jul 19 2020 15 mins  
Welcome to EP 23 of the Talkin Toowoomba podcast for another week, we have been out and about this week visiting a couple of locals and celebrating the beard. Adrian Cubit from 4 Brothers Brewing, to see how they are going getting back on track, since reopening. And Nat Sparry who along with wife Tiffany operate Base Services, 2nd shot and the soup kitchen and do wonderful things for people in this community. Now in News of the Week We would love your support for our Aug 3 sleepout for homeless for a week donate now via our FB, website or the show notes There are lots of groups starting to meet up again as restrictions ease, so look out for your favorite business or social group and support their events The Highfields Village is one step closer to reopening thanks to a $20000 donation by Clive Berghofer. Thanks to Clive for everything he does both in this region but also for Queensland. Lifeline Darling Downs is holding their Stress Down Day Friday July 24 to promote happiness, encourage help-seeking, and raise awareness of suicide prevention while raising funds for Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland Ltd. If you would like to get involved see their website or FB pages for more info or the chance to donate. This week in 1969 on the 20th of July history was being made with pictures broadcast on B & W TV of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. In the words of Neil Armstrong "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" forever remembered. Now lets get on with the show. What's On brought to you by the Toowoomba Regional Council Empire Youth Arts returns for term 3 on Wednesday the 22d from 4pm at the Empire Theatre The weekend of the 25th and 26 th Cobb n Co musuem is running a 2 day Blacksmithing course. 8-4 both days see Facebook for all the details For a bit of sophistication, Friday July 24 Sees Jazz and Cocktails at Bar Wunder in Ruthven St from 7pm This week see's the Tinker Studio with heaps on Friday 24 July at 6pm Watercolour animals for Adults. Saturday 25th at 5pm Paint + Stitch Embroidery go to their Facebook page for more details and to get tickets. Also on Saturday the Toowoomba's writers group is meeting at Canvas Coworking at 2pm, the topic, is Marketing your Book on Social Media Empire theatre hosts the Cool Nights Big Band Saturday 25th from 8pm. The Highfields Pioneer Village is holding an open day to help with donations to get the Village open again on Sunday 26th of July between 10 am and 2:30 pm. Get down and show your support. See their FB page for more details Markets Don't forget to support the Toowoomba Farmers markets are on this Saturday from 08am under the windmills at Cobb n Co musuem Toowoomba Farmers Markets And on Sunday from 06 am Toowoomba PCYC Markets at the PCYC Toowoomba Well that is it again for another week, look forward to seeing those going to the Christmas in July Networking event on Friday, come and say Hi, at our trade table. Please if you have a few dollars to spare for Base Services, please donate to my Talkin Toowoomba page and lets raise some much needed funds for Toowoomba's homeless. Enjoy your week, stay safe, I'm Shane see you around Toowoomba. Produced by | SJA Media Services



13 July 2020 | Christmas in July Networking Event
Jul 12 2020 16 mins  
Well Hello Toowoomba, Welcome to EP 22 of the Talkin Toowoomba podcast, a show about what is happening in and around this region. To those joining us for the first time, hello and to our subscribers and regulars, thank-you for your support. Please feel free to share our show to those who might be interested. This week we celebrate the further easing of restrictions, with a chat to a couple of ladies organising a Christmas in July Networking Event, yes real people , with all the correct health precautions taken. Now in News of the Week Have you signed up for the Aug 3 Sleep out for the Base Services "Homeless for a week" Program, Talkin Toowoomba has, I will be there supporting the cause, so if you have a few spare dollars, I would love your support, it is a great cause. Links for donations in the show notes and on our website,. There are lots of groups starting to meet up again as restrictions ease, so look out for your favorite business or social group and support their events Our Special Day this Week is also The comfiest day of the year It's time to chuck on your PJs & raise money to support kids in foster care. Friday the 17th is National Pyjama Day, an annual event that aims to raise awareness and funds for The Pyjama Foundation's Love of Learning Program, which empowers children in care to reach their full potential. Now lets get on with the show. What's On brought to you by the Toowoomba Regional Council If you have been following the wonderful businesses at the Handmade collective, well this week marks the first rotation, so there is a new group of creatives to marvel over, so drop in to Clifford Gardens and have a look at the new businesses being showcased. Tuesday 14 July The Entrepeneurs Breakfast is back on, 1st one since Covid hit, strict numbers apply, on at the Parkhouse Cafe at 0715hrs, see the facebook event or Canvas Coworking for more details Saturday 18th of July Join Classic Kate at the opening of Classic Beauty salon number 2 from 3pm at Northpoint Shopping Centre THF Orthodontics Pop Up Pallets event, is in its 2nd week, and on display at Grand Central shopping centre again this week. All funds raised going to DDH, mental health service. Markets Remember the Toowoomba Farmers markets are on this Saturday from 08am under the windmills at Cobb n Co musuem Toowoomba Farmers Markets And on Sunday from 06 am Toowoomba PCYC Markets at the PCYC Toowoomba And also on Sunday, Queens Park Market at Frogs Hollow from 0800 am Well that is it again for another week, and now we can get out and about enjoy and support the many cafes pubs and restaurants that are now allowed to welcome customers, make sure you check with them about any restrictions or requirements. Enjoy your week, stay safe, I'm Shane see you around Toowoomba. Show Produced by | SJA Media


06 July 2020 |Showcasing the launch of the Toowoomba Orthodontics Pop Up Pallets Silent Auction
Jul 06 2020 11 mins  
A Podcast for the Toowoomba Community Welcome to this Ep 21 of Talkin Toowoomba , and to the start of season 2 where we will continue to keep you up to date on what's happening with Who When and Where in this great community. Please reach out to us if you have a story or event to share. We would like to thank the TRC TCOC for their ongoing support. Lets get into Season 2 On This Day Monday, July 6th 1957 John Lennon & Paul McCartney meet for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles. Tuesday July 7th in 1954 Elvis Presley makes this debut when WHBQ Memphis played his first recording for Sun Records, That's All Right" And on Thursday July 9th 1981 Donkey Kong, a video game created by Nintendo, is released. The game marks the debut of Nintendo's future mascot, Mario. Now in News of the Week A reminder paid parking has resumed as of 1 July across Toowoomba's CBD at Toowoomba Regional Council's on-street and off-street car parks. It is school holiday time again and there are heaps of programs , we mention a couple in our What's on segment coming up later in the show and there is also now the cinema option, with the cinemas at Grand Central open again . And great news Toowoomba's Carnival of Flowers is going ahead in 2020, so stay tuned for more info in coming months. Council customer service centres staged reopening continues, with all open limited days and hours (except for Highfields which will reopen next week). See the trc website for days and times. All centres are working towards full operation by the end of the month, we will keep you posted. Now lets get on with the show. This week we highlight one of Toowoomba's favourite charities and a much loved event, we welcome to the podcast Alison Kennedy from the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation to talk about the Toowoomba Orthodontics Po Up Pallets Silent Auction on again for 2020 Key Points in the Interview 1/ How long has this event been running 2/ This year it is being done differently 3/ Where can we view the creations 4/ Can you tell us about a couple of entries in this years event 5/ Do you have a favourite from previous years 6/ How will the auction work 7/ Proceeds from the auction go to What's On brought to you by the TRC The 2020 E.P.I.K. Winter school holiday programs are on now until Friday 10th July check out the TRC website for more details, links in the show notes **http://user.tr.qld.gov.au/events/83309/the-2020-e-p-i-k-winter-school-holiday-programs** The Cobb & Co Museum is excited to welcome you into the museum these school holidays for the whole family to enjoy. Please remember, bookings are essential to visit. Entry to the museum is free until 30 August On Thursday 09 July from 9:00am - 12:00pm at the Cobb + Co Museum, there's a Blacksmithing Teen Workshop bookings are essential visit their website for details on all that is on at the museum. THF Orthodontics Pop Up Pallets event, is happening again this year, by way of a silent online auction. View the wonderful creations from local makers at Grand Central shopping centre from Monday 6th of July for 2 weeks. All funds raised going to DDH, mental health service. Winter School camp is on during the school holidays at Grand Central Shopping Centre, check the Grand central Facebook page or website for more details Sarurday JUL 11 at Bar Wunder Relaunch Shindig from 6pm live music again featuring The Electric Western Band. Also on Saturday the Empire theatre has Project 62 featuring the Beamish Brothers from 8pm Remember the Toowoomba Farmers markets are on this Saturday from 08am under the windmills at Cobb n Co musuem Toowoomba Farmers Markets And on Sunday from 06 am Toowoomba PCYC Markets at the PCYC Toowoomba Base Services have launched their homeless for a week campaign, go to homelessforaweek.com.au to donate or get involved in the Aug 3 sleep out. Well that is it again for...


29 June 2020
Jun 28 2020 19 mins  
A Podcast for the Toowoomba Community Well Hello Toowoomba, Welcome to this weeks episode of Talkin Toowoomba , This week we have a real community vibe, and chat with the Highfields Pioneer Village, about their struggles, the community support and the fantastic news that they will be reopening but they are still looking for our support Now in News of the Week The cinemas at Grand Central will open again this Thursday the 2nd of July, no date for The Strand at this stage but should be later in July. For Businesses listening the increased Instant asset write-off has been extended to the 31 Dec 2020. Eligible businesses now have till the end of 2020 to purchase assets, check with your accountant about eligibility. Chamber of Commerce has launched their CBD Local Produce Map. It highlights eateries within the CBD that support local producers, by showcasing their produce within their menu. The maps will be distributed around South East Queensland, as well as in Toowoomba's hotels and accommodation.You can view the map on their website | https://www.toowoombachamber.com.au/toowoomba-cbd-local-pro... July 2 World UFO Day commemorates two dates. June 24th, recognized as the first widely reported UFO sighting in 1947 by aviator Kenneth Arnold. and July 2nd commemorates the Roswell incident that took place in Roswell, New Mexico, in the same year. if you are not familiar with this google it!. After 1947, reports of sightings increased dramatically. So remember The Truth is out there............................ • Base Services have launched their homeless for a week campaign, go to homelessforaweek.com.au to donate or get involved in the Aug 3 sleep out. See the links for all of these in the show notes or our episode page at toowoomba.com.au. Now lets get on with the show. What's On Local team Eat Digital, are running an online session called "Facebook Ads that work" 30 Jun at 6pm for anyone interested in learning about that, check their facebook page for event details 4 Brothers Brewing are holding their belated 4th birthday event, Grilling In the Name of It, strict restrictions apply with 4 sittings from 11am Saturday July 4 again check out Facebook to book. Remember the Toowoomba Farmers markets are on this Saturday from 08 am under the windmills at Cobb n Co Musuem Toowoomba Farmers Markets And on Sunday from 06 am Toowoomba PCYC Markets at the PCYC Toowoomba Well that is it again for another week, and that wraps up our first series thank-you to all those locals who have been our guests, in the first half of what has been a very strange year. See you again next week when series 2 begins and we navigate our way through the second half of 2020. Please Share, Subscribe, and reach out if you have a story to tell. Enjoy your week, take care, I'm Shane see you around Toowoomba.


22 June 2020
Jun 21 2020 23 mins  
Welcome to this weeks episode of Talkin' Toowoomba , This week we chat with the Empire theatre, who like so many others in the entertainment sector have been closed for the longest time. The fantastic news is that they will reopen in July and we hear how that will look for theatre goers . As you know if you have been listening for a while now, we occasionally throw in a "special day", but this week there were just too many, so here is our quick pick for just Friday Jun 26. A Shout to all the beauticans in town, Friday is beauticans day, and also Take your dog to work day, World Refrigeration Day, Canoe Day and my favourite chocolate pudding day! So take your pick an enjoy! Now in News of the Week This week sees the start of the upgrade of the Margaret St playground, in Queens Park, they include playground, lighting and landscape upgrades. We also see local establishments, like the Merigindan Hotel, Junk and Zacks, opening up again, with restrictions in force, bookings are a must., check their facebook pages for more info. Now lets get on with the show. Now with the success of our speed chats to locals micro businesses, we thought we would spotlight a couple more this week as a nod to the UN's International Day for Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprises this Saturday 27 June, which recognises their contribution to the economy worldwide. Yes no matter how small you are you do make a difference. So we speak to Darling Downs Cookie Company and also Threaders two locals showcased at the Handmade Collective What's On Remember the Toowoomba Farmers markets are on this Saturday from 08am under the windmills at Cobb n Co Musuem Toowoomba Farmers Markets And on Sunday from 06 am Toowoomba PCYC Markets at the PCYC Toowoomba Well that is it again for another week, thankyou to those locals who share our work and champion our idea, your support is so appreciated , and helps us grow. Please Share, Subscribe, and reach out if you have a story to tell. Enjoy your week, take care, I'm Shane see you around Toowoomba. Empire Theatre on Facebook Show Produced by | SJA Media Services


15 June 2020
Jun 14 2020 19 mins  
Welcome to EP 18, in this weeks episode of Talkin Toowoomba, well what a hoot to get out to record with Sam and Rebecca from the Homemade Collective, they are taking the plunge and opening a new collective store at Clifford Gardens. Not scared to try something new, even in these strange times, they are very focused on showcasing locals and encouraging us to buy local. LIke us they are passionate about local business surviving and thriving , so get down and say G'day. Now in News of the Week TRC fitness centres throughout the Region, are open from today 15 June, booking are necessary as there is a 20 person limit and no group training at this point. The Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre and the Highfields Cultural Centre, with the Millmerran and Hampton Visitor Information Centres will also open Tuesday 16th of June See the show notes for a list, and for further info check the council website tr.qld.gov.au Facilities which will re-open from Monday 15 June include: • Milne Bay Aquatic Centre: re-open the gym for up to a maximum of 20 persons at any one time • Highfields Fitness and Recreation Centre: re-open the gym for up to a maximum of 20 persons at any one time • Millmerran Indoor Sports Centre: re-open the gym for up to a maximum of 20 persons at any one time • Crows Nest Indoor Sports Centre: re-open the gym for up to a maximum of 20 persons at any one time • Highfields Cultural Centre and Toowoomba Community Meeting Rooms: taking bookings now for events to be held after 15 June • Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre: open for business.Facilities which will re-open from Tuesday 16 June include: • Millmerran Visitor Information Centre: open for standard operations • Hampton Visitor Information Centre: open for standard operations.Facilities which will re-open from Monday 22 June include: • Milne Bay Aquatic Centre: the indoor 25m pool, the program pool (hydrotherapy) and 20 persons at any one time.The operating hours for Milne Bay Aquatic Centre and Highfields Fitness and Recreation Centre will be Monday-Friday from 7-11am and 12-4pm. For the operating hours of Millmerran Indoor Sports Centre and Crows Nest Indoor Sports Centre, please contact the venues Featured The Handmade Collective | The Handmade Collective Toowoomba Get Fob'd Missy Sweet Soy Candles Fancy Fudge Ruby Door Home 3moons Kreate It Meekz Contemporary Jewellery Darling Downs Cookie Company Raw Gems Toowoomba Divine Delights Bath Body and Soul Cobra Beard and Body KOBO Magnolia Threaders Jungle Jewellery Show Produced by | SJA Media


08 June 2020
Jun 07 2020 23 mins  
Welcome to Episode 17 of Talkin' Toowoomba brought to by Southern Queensland Country Tourism. We chat to the CEO Peter Homan about the importance for supporting all the different types of business we have in our own back yard by exploring Toowoomba and our greater region for ourselves . And with restrictions lifting again from last Saturday we spoke to a couple of local cafes that have been able to reopen their doors. Kingfisher Cafe and Restaurant in Spring St, and The Chocolate Cottage Cafe in Highfields, both who are so glad to be open and trading again. Please share this podcast , we are all about supporting and building this great community and are proud to be a part of. it So lets get on with the show. In News of the Week "Campgrounds controlled by TR Council that will re-open include: • Bowenville Recreation Reserve, Bowenville • Swinging Bridge Park, Cooyar • Yarraman Weir Park, Yarraman • Clifton Recreation Reserve, Clifton • Cecil Plains Caravan Park, Cecil Plains • Yarramalong Weir, Pampas • Lake Cressbrook, Crows NestPlease adhere to relevant Queensland Health requirements with a maximum gathering of twenty persons permitted under Stage Two easing of restrictions Apparently, I'm a closet pen lover so I could not go past telling you all about Wedneday the 10th of June In 1943 the Bíró brothers, László and György, became owners of US Patent 2,390,636 - better known around the world as the ball point pen. The Hungarian inventors' new pen, inspired by the quick-drying inks used by professional printers, was as remarkable as the first fountain pen had been the century before. Ball Point Pen Day celebrates these intrepid inventors, and the often indelible mark they've left on the world at large. We are currently seeking further participation in "Toowoomba's Own" podcast, Talkin' Toowoomba We are all about what is happening and current in Toowoomba, aimed at residents and travellers within our region, showcasing LOCAL, festivals & events, places to eat, attractions, produce, businesses, news, and community announcements. So if want to be part of this podcast contact us via FB or email [email protected] Show Produced | SJA Media


01 June 2020
May 31 2020 24 mins  
Well Hello Toowoomba, Welcome to this a new week and month' June already! , we have been lucky enough to record a couple of interviews in person, with all the safety precautions and social distancing in place, of course. So our life at least is beginning to return to some normality. Hope you are all staying safe and, if you have school age kids, I hope last week's return to school helped you to regain some of your sanity. Please share this podcast , if you think others can benefit. This week is a very different week, we have Mayor Paul Antonio on for the first time, and we do a conversational piece with a local self employed death doula. Now we all know that death can sometimes be a difficult subject, but I sat down with Tracey Roberts from The Last Leaf End of Life Doula for a candid chat about what she does and how it helps people deal with death So lets get on with the show. In News of the Week Toowoomba Regional Council off-leash areas are open again. The council customers service centres are set for a staged reopening, hear more from the Mayor in the next segment. Council meetings are now being livestreamed on the TRC website or Youtube. We can now add polystyrene to the list of items that residents and commercial operators could recycle for free at the Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility. Council have recently bought a machine that uses heat and pressure to compress expanded polystyrene into 'bricks' that are sold for use in flooring, cladding and other applications. "This is a great re-use of polystyrene. with significant space saved in our landfill. Now lets stay with the council theme and chat with the Mayor. What's On Daily Mon to Friday 10AM & again at 2PM - 1 hr of Zoom Virtual Co Working with Canvas Co Working, free and anyone can join in The outdoor markets see most stall holders back now with the easing of restrictions so Saturday you have between 8 am- 1 pm the Toowoomba Farmers Markets under the windmill at the Cobb n Co Musuem .Orders can now also be placed online On Sunday from 06 am Toowoomba PCYC Markets at the PCYC Toowoomba




18 May 2020
May 17 2020 27 mins  
Well Hello Toowoomba, and it so great to report for the first time in a long while we escaped the bunker to meet and plan our next season with our great mate Tamara from Two Cents Worth. We have a positive vibe show this week, with restrictions slowly being rolled back we are looking to the future. We grabbed a quick chat with Anita from Fitzy's, and unless you have been living under a rock, you would know they have started something amazing just last weekend. Are you one of many who have a new dog whilst in iso?, need some help and guidance, we talk to Sue Bloom from Dogknowledgy, about her training programs that are now up and going again. And for something very different we talk writing and poetry, in our creative corner segment. Now lets get Talkin Toowoomba, with some news of the week. With further easing of restrictions, there is exciting news for some of our smaller cafes and restaurants around town, so support them where you can. Recreational travel is now allowed with a maximum of 150 kms within your region for day trips only. Exciting news for all of us with our iconic parks open again, along with playgrounds, skate parks, outdoor gyms and barbecue areas, in line with the Queensland Government's roadmap, so please stay safe and follow hygiene guidelines, social distancing, and limits to gathering numbers. Here is a link to the QLD road-map for easing restrictions. The councils, "Change project" goes online from Today the 18 of May, "The online Healthy Habits-Keeping Connected program provides a low-cost four-week program that begins with a challenge on Monday 1 June 2020."To get involved in the challenge registrations open from 18 May to 29 May through the CHANGE project website at www.tr.qld.gov.au/change. Toowoomba Regional Council has reopened Cressbrook Dam to the public for recreational purposes after testing showed water met recognised safety standards. This week is National Volunteer Week, so a huge shout out to all the volunteers around out great region, you are amazing and we do appreciate everything you do for this community, thank-you. Show Produced | SJA Media Services


11 May 2020
May 10 2020 30 mins  
Well Hello Toowoomba welcome to another episode from the Talkin Toowoomba Bunker, fingers crossed we might slowly be starting to come out the other side of iso!. In this episode we talk Business and how this pandemic has hit small business. We chat to Toowoomba's MR Linkedin, Brendan Gobely, from Toowoomba.com.au , President of the Toowooomba Chamber of Commerce, Harrison Humphries and Kate Ruijter from Classic Beauty therapy who is bucking the current trends and planning to open a new salon at Northpoint in July. Now lets get Talkin Toowoomba, with some news of the week. We spoke of the assistance packages for residents last week, and the grants for sporting and community groups, well here is the updated information on this. The Micro grant applications are now open for all community groups, including sporting organisations, with grants for up to $499. This is going to be done quickly , so you need to get IT done before close of business Friday 15 May, and applications can only be received via email. The applications will be processed within a week of the close ,with the successful applicants starting to receive funding forms by the end of May. There is a link on our show notes and our website episode page, to the councils micro grant page. Staying with the council, they have an upgraded and more user friendly website, so check it out. We will bring you more news as things start to re-open over coming months. TRC Micro Grants Show Producer | SJA Media Services




























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