Thanks to a grant from Warrandyte Community Bank through their Community Investment Program, the Warrandyte Dairy is proud to announce the launch of a new series of podcasts Warrandyte Insyte.

Each month, Warrandyte Insyte will delve deeper into an issue close to the hearts of the residents of Warrandyte and the surrounding communities.

Episode 1 – Fire discussion and bridgeworks

The fire danger period is now in effect in both Manningham and Nillumbik and with the Fire Service predicting a long hot summer and the prospect of bridgeworks to facilitate the Warrandyte Bridge upgrade, it has never been more important to have an actable Fire Plan in place.

Part 1

The Warrandyte Insyte team went along to the South Warrandyte Fire Forum on November 29 to hear what the CFA’s advice was regarding the nature of bushfire and the importance of having a Fire Plan.

Part 2

The Warrandyte Insyte team sat down with representatives of the CFA, Police, Forest Fire Management Victoria and VicRoads. They discuss the importance of having a Fire Plan and the mechanics of what the emergency services do during an emergency evacuation but also how the bridgeworks schedule to begin in January are going to impact the area during this period.

Episode 3 – The Grand Read 2018 (highlights)

Highlights of The Grand Read 2018, held on the first Tuesday after the Warrandyte Festival.

The evening is a celebration of poetry and prose.

This year, we hear from featured writer Jessica Wilkinson – a pioneer in biographical poetry – a form of nonfiction poetry.

We also hear from a selection of the local writers and poets who spoke on the night:

Sandy Jeffs, Kevin Bonnett, Wendy Fleming and Laurie Webb.

Episode 4 – Living local

The Warrandyte Insyte team talk with local business owners Julie Quinton, Marymae Trench and Chris Sharp about the joys of living and shopping locally and how supporting the local economy is good for everybody.

Episode 5 – Wildlife Triage

When coming across a sick or injured animal, would you know what to do?

Two wonderful wildlife rescuers Narelle Thompson and Kim Davis explained how to help during presented a seminar on “wildlife triage” at the Warrandyte Neighbourhood House.

Warrandyte Insyte were there to listen.

Episode 6 – Gold Mine History

Recorded at the Warrandyte Historical Society’s AGM at the Grand Hotel Warrandyte, Peter Hanson provides a fascinating insight into Warrandyte’s gold-mining history and the remnants of that piece of our past.


Episode 7 – Cliff Green Short Story Competition 2018

A recording of the Cliff Green Short Story Competition 2018 celebration event and winners presentation plus interviews with local writers and readings of submitted short stories.