For Donatelife week TEABBA Broadcasters have been doing live reads during their show with Key Messages read out Live in Support to Donatelife week and into the lead up for TEABBA Crews OB’s On the 4th of August the TEABBA Crew held an outside broadcast at the Dinila Dilba Health Clinic in Palmerston to support Donatelife week it was a 2hr broadcast with Team Leader Jason Tambling and Broadcasters Brendon Barlow and Lee Hewitt, we had plenty of give a ways and a interview with the Diabetes Educator Vanessa Corpus on the importance of keeping healthy and fit we also had the opportunity to speak with the Dinila Dilba health clinics educator on various clinic support groups. During this broadcast we had several (Key Messages) read out over the duration of the broadcast and several (Audio Messages) played throughout the show. Overall this broadcast was a successful show with plenty of information getting out into the Palmerston audiences and across the TEABBA footprint. On the 5th of August the TEABBA Crew also held another OB at the Royal Darwin Hospital to Support the Donatelife week it was a 2 and half hour broadcast with Team Leader Jason Tambling and Broadcasters Brendon Barlow, Bernard Namok and Lee Hewitt. The OB was set up right where the RDH entrance is so we had plenty of people coming up throughout the entire broadcast asking questions and how they can donate, we also had the Donatelife crew cooking up a yummy free sausage sizzle and veggie patties throughout the whole OB they even supplied orange juice & apple juice which I thought was a fantastic idea to get people aware of the importance of Donating an organ [...]
The new TEABBA, Remote Mobile Multi-Media Unit, has finally arrived, through a successful ABA grant application. The TEABBA Board and Membership have been continually pressing over four years to source a multi purpose vehicle that suits logistic challenges and environment conditions, which also needed to be self-sufficient to deliver training in the remote communities within the TEABBA Network footprint. So with great appreciation, and responsibility of this special unit, we look forward to being out in these communities longer and more often. As a multi purpose vehicle, “Ms Jedda” will be participating in career expo’s, Outside Broadcasts at various Music and cultural Festivals, but more importantly, will be working with the Regional Council local media staff, the Remote Indigenous Broadcast Service (RIBS), school students, CDP participants and also encouraging community senior citizens to utilise the Unit and equipment on board. Eventually, fitted out (over this wet season) with broadcasting equipment and various other digital devices to assist with practical hands on skill development and assorted software navigation. Having “Ms Jedda” will enable the TEABBA media staff, who all have several certificates, Media Industry, TAE, Project Management, working with children and others, to put all their training skills to good use by sharing their knowledge, with Indigenous people that reside in remote communities, and don’t have the facilities that we enjoy and use everyday. “Ms Jedda’s” first job was a live Outside Broadcast at the Yirrkala Oval, for the Cyclone Recovery Football Carnival, for communities and teams that were affected from the recent Cyclone in the region. Following this she backed up an amazing five days straight, at the 18th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival, with Indigenous media representatives from all over Australia, doing interviews [...]
18th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival 2016 The last week of September 2016, celebrated the 18th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival. Which was held in the beautiful coastal community of Yirrkala, Within the East Arnhem Regional Council of the Northern Territory. It was TEABBA’s turn to co-host this year’s festival with IRCA, and was asked to find a suitable community within our RIMO Network to participate with the annual festival, and preferable following the historical slogan of “From the Desert to the Sea”. Mid February, we met with the East Arnhem Regional Council, for various broadcasting issues and as well to mention this Festival to them. Thankfully, this followed onto a very encouraging meeting in April with the Yirrkala Community Manager, and a two Traditional Elders. This was quickly followed up with a face-to-face stakeholders meeting with Rritijinju Aboriginal Corp and Buku-Larrnggy Mulka Art Centre, Yirrkala School, other major Organisations representatives of the Community, the local media ARDS and Gove FM, also including many other support services/ and agencies in and around the Nhulunbuy region. With a working team, and several busy months of planning, brainstorming and negotiating logistic, financial and various puzzles. The Festival was coming together fast, with a buzz of positive excitement and anticipation. Once everything was prepared, the TEABBA team headed off both a team on the road and also in the air with a compilation of TEABBA Board, RIBS & staff delegates. Sunday started of proceedings with the official sign up and also the Cyclone recovery football carnival which the TEABBA broadcast team called live. Monday September 26th was the official opening and welcome of the Festival, it begun with amazing traditional dancers [...]
Earlier in April TEABBA Broadcaster Bernard Namok Jnr (Bala B) travelled out to Warruwi to broadcast the re-launch of the local RIBS. The whole community turned up to the event to hear speeches from Pastor Billy Nawaloinba, Traditional Owner Johnny Namayia, Yagbani Chairperson Bunug Galaminda, Sports & Rec officer Patrick Lami Lami, Renfred Manmurulu, Elder Jenny Manmurulu, WIRE editor Mark Coddington , SSM Kupa Teao and local police officers all spoke at the radio re-launch about the importance of the day and encourage local community members and organisation utilise the RIBS with any community announcement, stories and requests. Francis Xavier Kurrupuwu MLA - Arafura, spoke on TEABBA Radio about the importance of having a local RIBS set up in the community to promote local traditional songs, languages, stories and let the community aware of up and coming meetings and promote local events such as festivals. The re-launch was broadcasted to all the 29 TOP END COMMUNITIES and the broadcast was heard all the way in Far North Queensland on the Atherton Tablelands. A BIG THANK-YOU to the West Arnhem Regional Council, Kupa Teao 'Council Service Manager in Warruwi' and the community of Warruwi for their wonderful hospitality. Solomon Imergainyan (Photo courtesy of Yagbani Aboriginal Corporation) TEABBA would like to congratulate RIBS operator Solomon Imergainyan for his many years experience broadcasting throughout the TEABBA footprints and commitment and service to the TEABBA Board and welcome new and upcoming radio broadcaster Darren Narul to the TEABBA team When in Warruwi tune into 106.1FM
For many years the community of Pirlangimpi located on Melville Island which is apart of the Tiwi Islands has had a RIBS studio which hasn't been used because of weather damage and other difficulties. Last year TEABBA Radio travelled to ALL of our 30 Top End Communities to install new radio equipment or relocated RIBS studios for a safe workplace to broadcast in. Pirlangimpi was one of these lucky communities to be relocated to the Housing office buildings not in use near their local council office, as their old RIBS office had water damage and the ceiling didn't look very stable. After that HUGE milestone TEABBA has reached another by sending TEABBA broadcasters to Pirlangimpi for Radio Training in their brand new RIBS. On Monday 11th April 2016 TEABBA crew Thecla Brogan and Bernard Namok Jnr (aka Bala B) gave Pirlangimpi local mob the opportunity to come have a look at their new radio station and also have a go at some Radio training. Broadcaster Thecla Brogan arrived a few days before Bala B as she grew up at Pirlangimpi community and spent time with family and also trained Deanne Rioli over the weekend as she was travelling away on that Monday. Bala B arrived on Sunday 10th and to show him some of the great food and beautiful sunset views Thecla took him to the Clearwater Island Lodge for a beautiful Seafood Dinner and dessert with a great view! The following Monday another participant at Pirlangimpi, Walter Brooks, joined the TEABBA crew at the Pirlangimpi RIBS to have a go learning the radio equipment. Both Deanne and Walker completed their Radio training and we would like to thank them for giving it a go [...]
SIDS and Kids provides vital safe sleeping education to expectant mothers, their families and healthcare professionals all around Australia. They also conduct world-class research into sudden and unexpected death in infancy and provide crucial bereavement support to those affected by the death of a baby or child, receiving more than 10,000 calls for support and education every year. In Australia each year over 3,500 families experience the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child, either through stillbirth or during the first month of life, from sudden unexpected death in infancy (SIDS or fatal sleeping accidents), SUDC (sudden unexpected death in childhood) or accident. Sadly, for many of these deaths there is no known cause. For example, more than half the deaths of unborn babies during the last 8 weeks of pregnancy each year are unexplained. Since SIDS and Kids’ inception, over $16.5 million has been devoted into researching stillbirth, neonatal death, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and other causes that contribute to the 3,100 unexpected infant deaths that devastate Australian families each year. SIDS and Kids are urging Australians to help save little lives by supporting Red Nose Day on Friday 24 June. Celebrating its 28th anniversary in 2016, Red Nose Day brings much-needed attention to the work of SIDS and Kids, whose research and education programs have significantly reduced the number of sudden and unexpected deaths in infancy in Australia. SIDS and Kids also provide bereavement support for all families who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child - including stillbirth, SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents. But continuing this life-saving work and support for Australian families relies on Red Nose Day. 2016 supporters can get involved and help in a number of ways - by purchasing a red nose, [...]
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Local community celebrations during NAIDOC Week are encouraged and often organised by communities, government agencies, local councils, schools and workplaces. The Australian Government is accepting funding submissions for local activities and events, held during NAIDOC Week 2016 (3-10 July), to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and achievements with your community. The 2016 NAIDOC grant funding round is now open and will close 4.00pm (AEST) on Friday 29 April 2016. Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people contribute to Australian society through art, music, culture, sport, education and training, environmental preservation and community leadership. If someone in your community deserves to be recognised for their contribution, then complete this form and address the selection criteria to nominate them for a 2016 National NAIDOC Award. Entries for National NAIDOC Awards close on Monday 18 April 2016. To find out more information to enter your nomination or grant application Click here for the NAIDOC Website The 2016 National NAIDOC Poster Competition has now closed. Good luck to all of the artists who have submitted their artwork. The winning artwork will be used to create the 2016 National NAIDOC Poster to promote NAIDOC Week . The winning artwork will also collect a $5,000 cash prize. There were loads of wonderful entries reflecting this year’s theme, Songlines: The living narrative of our nation, and can’t wait to [...]
Kalkarindji and Daguragu are on the traditional homelands of the Gurindji people, and these communities are linked to the Malgnin, Mudpurra, Bilinara, Ngarinman and Warlpiri peoples through the historic Walkoff from Wave Hill Station, which was initially established on Gurindji traditional lands in 1883. At the time of the Walkoff, Wave Hill Station had been owned by British Lord Vestey's family since 1914. The Gurindji Walkoff was initiated by Gurindji/ Malgnin leader, Vincent Lingiari, on 23 August 1966 and lasted till 1974, an event which lit the fire that became the National land rights movement. On 26 August, 1975, then Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam officially handed back his people's traditional lands to Vincent Lingiari in the community of Daguragu. While Vincent and many of his contemporaries have since passed away, elders who participated in this monumental community-driven movement continue to stand strong in their country. They and their descendants invite you to come and share this anniversary with us, listen to our elders' stories and experiences over the almost four decades since that historic time in the late 1960s, and support us in our aims for our current and future younger generations. FEATURES Flower service at Kalkaringi Cemetery Grand opening of the Wave Hill Walk O Heritage Trail Freedom Day March Wajarra (cultural dance/corroboree) Karungkarni Art exhibitions and workshops Guest Speaker Program Film Festival Book launches Fred Hollows Foundation 40th Anniversary Commemorative display Music Concerts Sports Carnival including AFL, Basketball and Softball For more information go to Gurindji Freedom Day Website
Barunga Festival, held annually on the Queen’s birthday long weekend (10-12 June, 2016) is now in its 31st year, earning its place as one of the most important community festivals in regional Australia. The Festival has a strong history of showcasing the Katherine region and supporting remote indigenous communities to come together and celebrate the positive aspects of community life through football, basketball, softball, music (contemporary and traditional), traditional arts and culture. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to join in the festivities and enjoy this unique opportunity to engage with a remote Indigenous community. The 2015 Festival attracted 4000 visitors from far and wide, and garnered national and international media coverage. In 2016, this much-loved Territory event promises to deliver an incredible program of music, sport, culture, art, dance, circus, kids activities, workshops, healthy food and many more festive treats – all of which will be revealed in the New Year. The 2016 Road Safety Short Film Competition is now open for submissions! The competition aims to promote and develop creative road safety messages that have been developed by people within our regional communities and towns. Schools, individuals and groups are encouraged to get behind a camera or smart phone and to win part of the $5000 prize money spread across prize categories including: Best Film Best Actor Best School Film Encouragement Award Entries close on Friday 22nd April 2016, so get started quick! Winners will be announced and films shown at the Barunga Festival, 10-12 June 2016. Proudly brought to you by the Northern Territory Government and Skinnyfish Music. Download the entry and read the terms and conditions below. For more information contact Skinnyfish Music here.
In response to an alarming increase in the number of drownings in Australia, a coalition of like-minded organisations have pooled their resources to launch April Pools Day, a campaign squarely targeted at increasing CPR-preparedness in the community. Research carried out by Poolwerx, the architects behind April Pools Day found that 75% of Australians surveyed feel they do not have the necessary basic CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) skills to save a life in an emergency. Research has shown that a child is four times more likely to survive a drowning if their parents know CPR and start immediately. The aim of April Pools Day, supported by Laurie Lawrence’s “Kids Alive Do The Five” program and St John Ambulance, was to encourage Australians to stop kidding around and get serious about learning CPR and to make it easy for people to update these skills by giving them a refresher course on the basic skills for resuscitating babies, young children and adults. On April Pools Day on Friday 1 April, Laurie Lawrence, along with Poolwerx and St John Ambulance urge all Australians to visit the April Pools Day website www.aprilpoolsday.com.au and take the CPR refresher courses available.