Community Interviews Archive

Rotary Fair 2018

Posted by on November 9, 2018 at 12:05 am

Marilyn talks with a Ladybug and Wendy Randell from Gawler Zonta and discovers a wonderful scheme which helps children build their own libraries. We visited The Community House Stand and discovered some new activities. Helen and Karen, two lovely volunteers filled us in on all things Community House. We stopped by The Suicide Prevention booth. […]

Marilyn interviews Kai Pallich-Vega

Posted by on October 4, 2018 at 4:30 am

Kai is a 14 year-old cyclist with a big heart. He is organising a 500km charity ride to support Autism SA. Check this link if you would like to help him. and visit the “Up North 500” page. Incidental Music by Natentine ( Marwan Nimra – Attribution 4.0 International

Gawler Primary School Celebrates 140th Anniversary

Posted by on September 18, 2018 at 8:40 am

On the 19th October 2018, Gawler Primary School will be 140 years old. There will be celebrations from 4-6.30 pm. The Committee is especially looking for multi-generational ex-students of the school. Marilyn talks with John and Amanda Reiman – 3 generations of their family have attended this school. Deidre[centre], her two sons, David and John, […]

Interview: Off the Couch with Ethan

Posted by on August 29, 2018 at 6:37 am

While at the Gawler Show this year, we caught up with Ethan White, the host of the Channel 44 TV show Off the Couch with Ethan. We asked him about his new TV show, plus his thoughts on the 2018 Gawler Show. 

The Gawler Show 2018

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The Gawler Show is a testament to the social strength of the Gawler Community. Marilyn spoke with the Show Committee President, Patricia Dent OAM, on the Saturday morning of the show. Incidental music is by Scott Holmes       License:

A music loving crowd came and went over 3 hours on Sunday as a large number of local musos and singers performed in the front bar of the P/A. From 3 o ‘çlock until 6, listeners were treated to an amazing selection of songs. GBA put on a raffle which added to the fun. These […]

Gawler Fringe 2018

Posted by on February 19, 2018 at 3:35 am

Jack Buckskin, accompanied by his children, brought the Welcome to Country. He did this through song, talk and playing the didgeridoo .I managed to get a few words with him and his children. Jack Buckskin with his children in the Kids Zone.

Gawler Fringe The Rickety Chicks

Posted by on February 18, 2018 at 4:58 am

Gawler duo Tess and Jan form The Rickety Chicks. Marilyn caught up with them at the 2018 Gawler Fringe.

Gawler Business celebrates Australia Day

Posted by on January 25, 2018 at 10:12 am

Gawler barbers, Fat Boy Trims, dress for Australia Day and their customers love it. Incidental music from While She Sleeps (Morning Edit)by The Lights Galaxia,  licensed under  Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives

Changes at Gawler Health Services

Posted by on January 4, 2018 at 12:56 am

Gerry Lloyd, Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Gawler Health Service talks with Pru Hackwell about her career since 2001. She leaves her role at GHS on January 5th 2018 and this podcast is her personal reflection over the years. Incidental Music : The Lights Galaxia – While She Sleeps BY,NC,ND.

Christmas at The Gawler Hospital

Posted by on December 15, 2017 at 11:03 am

In hospital this Christmas? Pru Blackwell from the Gawler Health Advisory Committee talks with Gerry Lloyd, Director of Nursing and Midwifery about what it’s like to be in hospital over Christmas. Accreditation Incidental music from While She Sleeps (Morning Edit)by The Lights Galaxia,  licensed under  Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives Photos show a volunteer at the Information Desk, […]

The Sustainable Living Festival 2017

Posted by on December 7, 2017 at 11:26 pm

The biggest and best yet festival was held this November in Pioneer Park. Lisa chatted with Malcolm Haines who presented a workshop on edible weeds. 

Event Watch Jazz Festival

Posted by on November 9, 2017 at 5:22 am

Our team attended the Festival Launch at the Nixon Convention Centre and met up with the Foenando Brothers, Mike and Steve. Deb Davidson, a local jazz enthusiast, joined us on the breezy balcony for a chat. Incidental music from While She Sleeps (Morning Edit)by The Lights Galaxia licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives .

Whilst at the2017 Rotary Village Fair, Marilyn looked in on the Youth Art Tent and spoke with President Elect, Jacqui Atyeo,  who curated  the Exhibition. Incidental music is by Scott Holmes       License:

Event Watch: HAC

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Whilst at the Rotary Village Fair, Marilyn stopped by at the GHAC stand and spoke with Martin Gelhert. Incidental music from While She Sleeps (Morning Edit)by The Lights Galaxia,  licensed under  Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives

Hewett Community Kitchen

Posted by on July 31, 2017 at 6:03 am

The Hewett Centre has opened their kitchen to the community. Would you like to be a part of this? Marilyn talks with Viviana and Darlene. Incidental Music : The Lights Galaxia – While She Sleeps BY,NC,ND.

A quick chat with Steve Frinsdorf

Posted by on March 30, 2017 at 12:40 am

Marilyn chats with prolific volunteerer and SA Regional Award winner, Steve Frinsdorf

Artisan Markets and Head Cred

Posted by on March 6, 2017 at 5:33 am

The Gawler Fringe continued on Saturday 4th March with an Artisans’ Market at Apex Park during the day and a film in the evening.  Marilyn talks with Natasha from Head Cred about her jewellery collection made from old tin plates and tea caddies

The Fringe party begins in Gawler

Posted by on February 19, 2017 at 11:48 pm

The Fringe came to Gawler this weekend. Check out our video gallery of interviews and performances at the 2017 Gawler Fringe Opening!

The Rotary Gawler Village Fair 2016 Gallery

Posted by on November 5, 2016 at 1:19 am

The 2016 Gawler Rotary Village Fair is underway with classic cars, community stalls, a bouncy castle, hot food, jumping dogs, the Gawler Town Band and much more

The Gawler Jazz Festival 2016 was officially launched last Friday 4th November with a gala event at the Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club.

The Gawler & Districts Disability Sport, Rec and Art Expo was officially launched this week, with representatives from Disability, Sports and Recreation SA (DRSSA) attending, as well as staff from the local Starplex and local member Tony Piccolo. We talked to DRSSA President and Paralympian Daryl Taylor about what makes this an important initiative. If […]

Life, sustainability and everything

Posted by on July 20, 2016 at 3:06 am

Organic, local, natural, free range, hormone free? How can we get fresh, sustainable food?

Gawler Boys win Judo Medals

Posted by on June 15, 2016 at 5:14 am

Gawler Judo Club members bring home the medals at the S.K.J.A State Titles

Gawler Identities – Kimberley Hargrave

Posted by on June 4, 2016 at 3:50 am

Marilyn interviews Kimberley Hargrave about her latest exhibition, “Nature’s Glamour”. For more information about the Gawler Community Gallery, visit their website

Marilyn went to the launch of the Mental Health Carers Group’s inaugural exhibition at the Gawler Community Gallery, on Sunday, 6th March 2016. The exhibition was organised by Eileen Booth, Peer Support worker at The United Community Group, Smithfield, and opened by Michelle, an Art Therapist. Marilyn met up with the exhibitors, Eileen and Michelle […]

Gawler Identities – Hewett Centre

Posted by on March 3, 2016 at 6:41 am

Gawler’s best kept secret is the Hewett Centre. Marilyn chats with Rhonda Smedley, Centre Manager, and discovers what’s going on there.

Event Watch: Gawler Fringe

Posted by on February 22, 2016 at 3:04 am

Marilyn visits the Gawler Fringe Festival and interviews a few of its participants. Angus and Marilyn chat with Fringe performer, Liam Halford. Marilyn chats with local artisan, Brenda Northeast. Marilyn stops at the Chapter and Verse booth. Street interview with Daniel and Kelly from “I’m from Gawler” Facebook page. Scott Rathman shares his Fringe thoughts […]

The Gawler Music Scene: Episode 3 – Celtic Gateway

Posted by on February 16, 2016 at 10:19 am

Celtic Gateway is a five piece Gawler Folk Band who can deliver a variety of musical experiences. They can all play several different instruments and three of them sing. Marilyn dropped by at a rehearsal recently.

Marilyn Interviews Joanne Hughes

Posted by on February 11, 2016 at 4:10 am

As the Gawler Community Gallery celebrates ten years of service to the community, its vice-president, Joanne Hughes, chats with Marilyn about what the Gallery offers our town, now and in the future.

The Gawler Music Scene: Episode 2 – Bad Press

Posted by on December 20, 2015 at 10:13 am

In today’s episode, Marilyn interviews Bad Press about their band.

Marilyn Interviews Rodney McKenzie

Posted by on December 10, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Marilyn interviews Rodney McKenzie, the chair of the Gawler Suicide Prevention Group.

Marilyn Interviews Susannah Emery

Posted by on November 17, 2015 at 3:53 am

Marilyn interviews Susannah Emery, a finalist in the 2015 Winnovation Awards, which showcase innovation by South Australian women, for her work with education in remote Indigenous communities, with a focus on the role gaming can play in the classroom.

Event Watch: Village Fair Stalls

Posted by on November 8, 2015 at 6:15 am

There were a lot of stalls around the Rotary Village Fair, so we took the chance to talk to some of them! In this episode we talk to the Barossa Light Horse Historical Association, the Gawler and District Children’s Centre, Heartbeat Inc., and Zonta. We also have another interview with the organisers of the event, […]

Another day, another local event! When we arrived at the Gawler Rotary Village Fair it was in full swing, so we asked Kim Potger, one of the organisers, a few questions. We also did a second set of interviews, talking to the people from the stalls around the fair, which you can find here.

In today’s episode Cody and Marilyn visit the Uniting Family Fair to get an interview and try out their sausage sizzle.

The Gawler Music Scene: Episode 1 – Gary Briggs

Posted by on October 21, 2015 at 8:04 am

Marilyn conducts an interview with Steve Frinsdorf, one of the winners of the 2015 South Australian Regional Awards for his services to the Gawler community.