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E124 // Winterfest & The Kutalyna Collective

Aaron, KellyAnne & Brooke on Episode 124 of the Property Pod
Episode:E124
Show Title:Winterfest & the Kutalanya Collective
Cast:Aaron Horne, Brooke & KellyAnne
Show Length:14 minutes 35 seconds

This week we shine a spotlight on WINTERFEST; a Free Community Event that is happening July 1st at the Botanical Institute, 2A Eddington Street, Bridgewater. Aaron takes the reins on the mics this week and is joined by Kelly Anne, Coordinator of the Hippy Program for ‘Save the Children’, and Brooke, A Project Officer from kutalayna Collective, to discuss the upcoming event.

Listen in to the fun-filled conversation detailed all the things you can expect at the fun-filled event coming soon.

Find out more about Winterfest & the kutalayna Collective at their website or on their social media channels

www.kutalaynacollective.com

Facebook: kutalayna collective

Instagram: @kutalayna_collective

Transcript

Brooke
So Winterfest is a community driven event. It came from one of our community groups. We have music. We have lots of entertainment. We have local entertainment and then then some traditional aboriginal dancing. And then, yes, young local people doing some singing. But all throughout the event, there’s no lack ruleset time for it as well. So whatever time you come, you’ll catch someone doing something.

Aaron
Yeah, awesome.

Brooke
And drink.

Aaron
Free ice. Everything’s fine.

Brooke
Everything’s free. Oh, cool. Yeah. All the activities, there’s no, you know, no gold coin donation or anything like that. Yeah, everything’s free.

Speaker 3
Going Once, Going Twice, SOLD! Your Listening to the Property Pod.

Aaron
All right, guys, welcome back to the property part, your weekly engagement into real estate here in the Hobart marketplace. I’m your host, Aaron Horne, and it gives me great pleasure today. To actually not introduce the regular panel. I have gone rogue and started my own little podcast over here, still part of the property for Banner, but I wanted to get some some community access out there.

Aaron
Kind of let everybody know about a fantastic event that’s coming up soon here in the Hobart area. To be a bit more specific, we’re heading out to Bridgewater Brighton in the Gagebrook area. We’ve got a special fest called Winter Fest that’s coming up. And look, it’s right up my alley. So I thought, bugger the boys, I’m going to do it my way and I’ve got some wonderful guests here who aren’t real estate agents.

Aaron
They’re actually members of our local community. I’ve got Kellyanne, who’s the coordinator of the hippie program for the Save the Children, a community home by early learning and parenting program for families with young kids and is a valued member of the Carolina Collective The Table and Community Voice. Welcome to the show, Kellyanne.

KellyAnne
Happy to be here.

Aaron
Are you happy to be here? Are you sure that you’re a.

Brooke
Little bit.

KellyAnne
Nervous? That I’m happy.

Aaron
It’s not a problem. Thank you so much for coming in. I’ve also got Brook here, who is the project officer for Connected Beginnings for the Law and a collective, a program that aims to help the social health and development outcomes for Aboriginal children aged zero to five in the Atlanta area. Welcome to the.

Brooke
Show. Thank you. Also a little bit nervous, but happy to be here.

Aaron
Well, you would have seen just in the intro period as I was trying to wrap my mouth around all the other words that. Yeah, this is a pretty free flowing show and anything can happen, but we don’t have anything to worry about. It’s going to be a lot of fun. So as we, as we jump into everything, could you guys tell me about Winterfest and and what’s coming up for, for the collective, what’s, what’s going on in the future?

Brooke
So Winterfest is a community driven event. It came from one of our community groups. It’s the second year running. I wasn’t here last year, but we had a meeting two months ago with the community and it just comes from ideas and stuff, what they want to see, and it’s developed into this amazing big event.

Aaron
Yeah, for sure.

KellyAnne
It’s an opportunity for families who often can’t attend big events in the city. So I like to come out in our community and have some free fun, free.

Brooke
Food, fun. We have activities like face painters and different things like ties up to the year coming. We calling the Snake Man.

Aaron
I know that guy. Yeah, yeah, I know that guy. I’ve seen him before.

Brooke
Yeah, yeah. So he comes out as a lizards and some nice family shots. We’ve got photographers there and a whole bunch of stuff.

Aaron
Yeah. Awesome. Awesome. And so this is in Eddington Street. Is that where we’re heading.

Brooke
To.

KellyAnne
The botanical?

Brooke
So where the new park is there an addition street with the hamster wheel?

Aaron
Yes, I love that one. My son loves that one.

Brooke
It’s just next to there. And the guy that bit.

Aaron
Yeah. Excellent. Yeah. So what kind of makes it unique from like the other winter festivals that are out there? That’s kind of what the Winter Fest special button that we can throw out there.

Brooke
It’s free food, eat food and drink free ice. Everything’s fake. Everything’s free. Oh, cool. Yeah. All the activities, there’s no, you know, no gold coin donation or anything like that. Yeah, everything’s free. Yeah. So food, there’s like lots of food. We have a hungry this year, so I like it cooked underground inside.

Aaron
That’s cooked on the ground. You kind of. Yeah, dig the hole, put the beans and stuff in and then the fire. Yeah, cool. Excellent.

Brooke
Sustainable as well. We don’t use any single use plastic with drinks and stuff. We make everything with Mo to make everything.

Aaron
Yeah. So that’s another thing I wanted to talk about was kind of like the other people that have joined in on the and supporting the event. Yeah. The 24 karats and some of the other material institute.

KellyAnne
So that’s a friend of.

Aaron
Yeah, for sure.

KellyAnne
Not for profit.

Brooke
Yeah. They run the Botanical Institute there. They didn’t street. That’s their property there.

Aaron
Yeah. Excellent. And so Kelly on, what’s your role in the Winter Fest this year?

KellyAnne
So I’ve been a part of the community group and it come about from community not have been able to attend big events that are in the Hobart area. So we wanted something that’s easy, accessible for families. Yeah, and we wanted something that’s free and something to celebrate our area.

Aaron
Yeah, definitely. Can you tell us about your role in the court, a collective as well, Kellyanne?

KellyAnne
So I have lived in the Cologne area since I was three months old, so yeah, just a couple of years and I’ve got a big passion for my community and wanting to break the stigma so I mean the community great. Yeah. And I’m just, I just want to be there for my community and make it a better place.

Aaron
Yeah. How long’s the community been running for? Is it something that’s like you say, you have community group?

KellyAnne
Yeah. That’s only been running now for about two years. Yep. Yep. That’s something we’ve been working on to make it bigger. Yeah.

Aaron
So obviously there’s a large community of people, but yeah, just the group is kind of formed and yeah, Winterfest is kind of one of the major parts of hundred percent.

KellyAnne
Yeah.

Aaron
Excellent. And we have to like clarify. I know you mentioned that you’ve been in the area since you were three months old. What does, what is could Allina actually mean in the local language?

Brooke
So it’s the power kind of name for the Jordan River.

Aaron
Okay. Yes, I actually think I saw a video about this. So yeah, this is the, the area around there and that’s the name.

Brooke
Yes. I technically like the municipality we call the Carolina area. So Gagebrook Bridgewater Brighton Beach.

Aaron
Yeah, for sure. Yeah. Yeah.

Brooke
So it’s same as like what, you know, like Napa. Luna is Hobart. Yes. Yes, not Wellington. Yeah. Carolina is that Bridgewater.

Aaron
And so I know there’s lots of different language groups across the mainland. Is this all in a different.

Brooke
So this is all Pelican is the Tasmanian Aboriginal language?

Aaron
Yeah, for sure. No problem. So, Brooke, you obviously know a lot about this. Are you able to kind of give me a bit more? I’m really interested in finding out more about the collective and kind of the connected beginnings and how this is kind of all tied together. You got to kind of summarize some of that for me.

Brooke
So I’m the project officer of Carolina Collective, which is a Connect to Buildings program that aims to improve the health, social and educational developmental outcomes of Aboriginal children aged zero to five in the area. Yep, it’s a Commonwealth funded program that is crucial to support early childhood programs, particularly from birth to five years as they are foundation for a prosperous and sustainable community.

Brooke
Excellent. So it’s kind of just like identifying the gaps and stuff of what’s in the area. Why some young mums on attending things? Yeah, just all working collaboratively to get those gaps closed.

Aaron
Yeah, look, I love the idea of closing the gap and bringing everyone together and an event like this is a great way of kind of letting everybody know that you guys are out there and yeah, we’re welcome and come and join us and it’s not, it’s not a scary thing. We’re all here to help each other. Are you able to go more in depth with some of the activities that will be at the Winterfest there?

Brooke
Brooke Yeah, of course. So we have stuff like Tag Reptilian with the snakes and the lizards that I’ll be staying far away from. We have hippies doing musical instrument making with household stuff like so toilet rolls and Pringles cans and stuff like that, which will be fun. Yes, we Centacare involved doing a T-shirt making thing with some fabric makers and just some white t shirt.

Brooke
Yeah. So will be for kids and adults just to come and pretty.

Aaron
Much design your own tissue. I love that. I always want to be a T-shirt maker just sounds like something psycho to do.

Brooke
It’s interesting to see what comes out.

Aaron
Of all the different.

Brooke
Personalities in the area. Indeed, we have music, we have lots of entertainment we have local entertainment, and then we have some stuff that Moana has brought in for us. So some jazz bands, some traditional Aboriginal dancing and then yes, and young local people doing some singing, but all throughout the event there’s no lack ruleset time for it as well.

Brooke
So whatever time you come, you’ll catch someone doing something.

Aaron
Yeah, awesome. So it’s running from one to seven. Is it on the 1st of July? Yeah, excellent. Excellent.

Brooke
And then we have other people like Charity. They come in to do their smooth bike where kids can hop on a bike and make smoothies and drink them themselves. So that’d be great.

Aaron
What could you explain that more? You hop on a bike and make a smoothie.

Brooke
Yeah. So the bike stationary, like it’s on some.

Aaron
Oh, like an exercise bike kind of thing. Yeah.

Brooke
And then the wheels are connected to a blender that sits on top and you just ride.

Aaron
I love.

Brooke
That. Yes, I do. I do.

Aaron
There’s not about if I had to do that, it boosts stress all the time, like, all right, I’ll hop on the bike.

Brooke
Yeah, we have two of those this year because last year was such a hit that two of them running at the same time. So I think kids will have a bit of competition. Who can make the fastest?

Aaron
Oh, definitely. Come out me making a smoothie. I love that.

Brooke
And then we have a business tent for the Carolina Collective celebrating what we’ve done, just like letting people know we’re in the area. Yeah, showing them what we can offer and what we do in the area.

Aaron
Yeah, cool. It sounds super exciting. It sounds. Yeah, really, really exciting. And I do love to read or write. I love the fact that it’s free and it’s for the community and kind of anyone can roll down during that time. And they guaranteed to have at least something interesting happening. A couple of the smoothie thing. That’s blowing my mind out there for sure.

Brooke
And you can definitely find that more if you attend and come to our business. And of course.

Aaron
Indeed in.

Brooke
Daily in a mullet party. So we’ve got party in the front and then we’ve got business in the back.

Aaron
Oh, I think the people at the T stand should be making that on their T-shirt. I’m all for the Mullet Party. Let’s go. So then yeah. What are the hopes for the Bridgewater Gagebrook and Brighton area post? It’s like, what’s the plans for the collective, you know, after Winterfest? What happens from there?

KellyAnne
Well, my personal hopes is just to break the stigma. Yep. Everyone here is a nine for 12 gauge broken, usually attached to a stigma. Yep. I think my personal hope is just to highlight that everyone sees the magnificent community that we have out there. Definitely we have some amazing community members and yeah, I think that’s my biggest highlight.

Brooke
Yeah, same with me. And I would really like to see personally a child from the age of zero to five just benefiting from what we’re doing and being school ready once they get to that age.

Aaron
Yeah, look, I love that as a goal, kind of. I remember my days as a teacher. I was always like, If I could just have one, like I’d love to help them all, but if we can just help one and we can kind of boost them up and give them any opportunity which yeah, it sounds like this is kind of made for an especially those kids within that little age bracket where that’s everything so kind of crucial for the early days.

Aaron
So yeah, I love that. Was there anything else for the collective that’s coming up? Do you have anything else planned for the rest of the year that you wanted to run through?

Brooke
We actually have something planned the very week after, which is going to be.

Aaron
Allocated to us just doubling down, like if we did.

Brooke
Not even a week. We’ve got six days after we’ve got the Carney, which is an event. We run, which is food and talk in Palo Akani, OK, and we’re doing a night of week event at the same place at Botanical Institute.

Aaron
Yeah, excellent.

Brooke
Excellent. I will do like a flag raising and have mutton birds for people that are game enough to try them.

Aaron
I’ll come for the juice, but I don’t know about the market. Yeah, no, that sounds excellent. That’s really cool. So if you like the winter fest and you’re keen on some birds, head along on the following weekend. Is there anything else I wanted to add just kind of before we sign off.

KellyAnne
I just want to thank Sarah the CEO of the Material Institute. So he runs a 24 carrot programs. Her support, presence and hosting of the event has been so positive for our community. We’re forever grateful for her support.

Brooke
And I’m just thinking you are. And even though we’re not real estate agents here in the room, I’m not.

Aaron
I’ll be honest. It’s, it’s actually I might have made it seem hard, but it’s a lot easier to know about this than real estate won’t feel so lost. But yeah, I really appreciate guys coming in and yeah, this is something that’s close to my heart. So I yeah, I was really happy when you guys reached out and said, you know, would we be interested in, in talking?

Aaron
And I’m, yeah, super excited to, yeah. Pop along and, you know, I’m going to be on that that bike or on this oh, the kids will be lining up and they’ll let me have a gun.

Brooke
To my chest.

KellyAnne
You could be a backup person when the kids like that.

Aaron
Yeah. I mean, like the Tour de France, the Tour de France, awesome. Well, thank you so much for coming in. The dates are the 1st of July, so yeah, this will go out this week. So yeah, next weekend, head along to the park near Eddington on Edenton Street. Yeah. You see these guys down there? You see a bunch of people having a great time.

Aaron
And do we have any social media stuff that we can plug for you guys to get people looking about it?

Brooke
You guys have got the event on Facebook and just our poster.

Aaron
Yeah, OK. Yeah. And it is. Could Alina underscore collective on Instagram? You’ve got your Facebook.com slash could a lot of collective. Oh, you can go to code along to collective dot com and find all your stuff there. So that’s yeah where people can head if they want to find out more about this weekend and find out some things that are going to be happening at Winterfest.

Brooke
Awesome. Anyone like that arrives and is not sure we’ll all be wearing hoodies with our logo on it, which is a blue line blue circles with a handprint in the middle.

Aaron
All right, cool. So if you find somebody with a blue handprint on their back, it’s not somebody that’s made that T-shirt. It’s, it’s, it’s for real. It’s always a treat to have something different on the show. And it’s amazing that you guys have given up your time and come in and spoken with us. I’m actually really, really excited about what’s coming up on July 1st.

Aaron
So yeah, as we said, Eddington Street in the botanical area, that is. Yeah, just by the park. So bring your kids along. Anybody that wants to come along. Yeah. You’re welcome to the free event. Don’t forget that. It’s super exciting that you can roll on down, grab some food, got some tucker. There’s heaps of things to check out.

Aaron
But yeah, super exciting for anybody in the Bridgewater or the Carolina area. Look forward to seeing you there. And thank you so much for coming and give us your time. It’s awesome.

Brooke
Thank you so.

Aaron
Much. Not a problem. Thank you. It’s really nice to have a chat with people in the community and it’s something that we’re definitely trying to broaden the horizons of probably. But we don’t want to be just known as just a property show. I know it says in the title, but we we’re here for the community and we love reaching out to everybody here, there and everywhere.

Aaron
So in the future, what this space and hopefully we can have a few more episodes just like this. Yeah. Thanks for your time.