Prefer to read or listen to something longer or watch a video?...  
This category is a bit like Podcasts but has much longer audio or video stories we hope will tell those stories in a very different way. Want to 'tell' your story rather than write? Just get in touch! 

Meantime we hope you enjoy our Videos & Longer Stories below!

River To Reef... by Pushbike!

Imagine being told you’ve got an extremely rare type of Brain Cancer - Oligodendroglioma - which CAN be treated but not cured – with the average life expectancy from diagnosis to death – just ten years.

Would you draw up a bucket list of MUST-DO adventures to tick off?…  OR would you embark on an ambitious attempt to cycle 4000kms up the coastline of Australia to raise much-needed research funds to help doctors find new treatments to improve brain cancer patient outcomes.

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About Hearts of Purple

Keep your eyes open and tell an authority if you see examples of someone trying to exert excessive control over their partner. That’s the message from Qld Member for Burnett, Stephen Bennett who attended the recent Walk The Talk Shell’s Way’ community event in Hervey Bay to encourage more widespread knowledge of the hidden ways domestic abuse occurs – to prevent them becoming a fatality.

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Walk The Talk Re-cap 2022

This was the 2nd Annual Community event to raise awareness and support for Domestic and Family Violence prevention in memory of Michelle Howden - a strong advocate for D&FV Support which attracted four times the number of supporters compared to the inaugural event last year. A sign Aunty Shell's legacy lives on and is growing further support.

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Community Flights

Hervey Bay on QLD's Fraser Coast is hardly 'remote' but despite having some great medical facilities, getting specialist care usually means a trip to Brisbane, just over 3 and a half hours away by car.

But one very clever local pharmacist Mark McMurtrie - who also happens to be a pilot - has come up with a great new service called Community Flights. We managed to catch up with Mark at the local Daymans General Store for a quick bite to find out more....

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Hearts of Purple Smart Watches

Sadly Family Domestic Violence is on the increase for many many reasons...

We recently offered to help put together a short 5min video for some friends here in Hervey Bay QLD... Keona Ellis, Tori Robe-Broome & Michelle at Hearts Of Purple to be presented at a recent 'Pitch Night' at the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre where they won the Judges Award of $2,500 to purchase much needed 'smart watches' for FDV victims!

A further $2,500 was also on the cards after public voting on the centres Facebook page - We'll update you soon! - Meantime this was the 'Pitch' video we all created!

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Sip, Paint & Munch Over Brunch!

Ever considered yourself an 'artist'?... Neither did we, until we went to a very relaxed late morning paint session in Hervey Bay QLD called 'Sip, Paint & Munch over Brunch'!

It's just one of many events created by local artist Michelle Valdivia, aka Shelly Seashells. Lots of fun and whether you've painted before or not, you might just be surprised at how talented we all are without ever knowing it!

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MyLife... MyStory with Brian Lee

Nudging 87 years of age & despite a major health scare some years ago, not a lot seems to have slowed down prolific blogger, creative artist and graphic designer Brian Lee.

Emigrating to Australia via New Zealand in 1959, with his then new wife Jacqui, Brian shares his life - his story and some family photos in this podcast with pictures....

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Fraser Coast Toy Run - 2021

If you’ve ever wondered what more than 400 high powered motor bikes might sound like – then just ask the residents of all the suburbs between Maryborough and the usually peaceful town of Hervey Bay on Queensland’s Fraser Coast. They’ll tell you… It’s loud - VERY loud.

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Lucy Pickering (Nee Lord)

In loving memory of my mum Lucy Mavis Pickering (nee Lord) born 20th September 1921 who passed away peacefully on June 11, 2009 8:40pm aged 87... This was a short video to celebrate her life when she turned 80 in 2002. 

When you think about it... life is very short, so having memories like this is a way of 're-living' a life and most importantly, remembering a loved one.

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The Little Boy Who Lost His Name

For his 3rd birthday we bought the book 'The Little Boy Who Lost His Name' for our grandson Tyler.

It's a great way to 'personalise' a story for your kids and is available from https://www.lostmy.name/

Of course just add your child's name (boy or girl) and voila!
The text was written by David Cadji-Newby - (c)

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Walk The Talk, Shell’s Way!

May is a very special month dedicated to bringing awareness and hopefully an end to Domestic and Family Violence.

This year, May 2021 the Hervey Bay Community in Queensland chose to honour their much-missed campaigner Michelle Howden a leader and advocate for Domestic and Family Violence awareness within the community with a get-together involving a walk, smoking ceremony and 1st Nations dance and songs.

We were very honoured to be invited to help video the event – ‘Walk The Talk Shell’s Way’ – by Wa’pa Kir’a-ba Ah kit (Whisper By The Fire) better known as Aunty Shantel who explains why this issue affects all of us.

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