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Longford Harvest festival – Poatina helps out

Poatina Village helped out at the recent Longford Harvest festival.

Even though there was a bit of rain, Poatina had a great day contributing. The Fusion team pulled off a great day of activities for those that came. Crafts, Woodwork, face painting, games, and of course, Thomas train rides.

Heart fm ran a live broadcast from the event, which all ran very smoothly, a big thanks to the volunteer team that did a great job!

Trinity College had a significant part in the day also, with a team of students performing live on center stage a number of times with original pieces, instrumental items and songs!

Well done, and thanks to everyone for a great day!


‘Heart Fm’ helped MITRE 10 – Longford, celebrate its Grand Opening.

Last Saturday nine Heart FM volunteers hosted an outside broadcast at Longford Mitre 10’s grand opening.

Heart FM is the Northern Midlands only community radio and enjoys a local weekly audience of over 2,500 listeners. We supported this grand opening in response to Mitre 10’s commitment to local community.  They support several community projects (including Heart FM) and have created employment for 13 people in the Northern Midlands.

We partnered the broadcast with a fundraiser for Compassion Australia’s east African famine relief appeal and Mitre 10 donated $1200.

Heart FM started in Poatina as a production studio with a narrow cast license with a range of only a few kilometers and was originally established to help at risk young people attain self-confidence, team work, and radio broadcasting skills.  We received our license in 2001 to broadcast to the whole of the Northern Midlands on 95.7 FM.

“With nearly 50 volunteers involved in 2011, Heart FM aspires to be a place where our listeners can serve their community, bring together needs and resources, make lasting connections, and bring hope to others.”

“He who loves community destroys community; he who loves the brethren builds community.” Jean Vanier


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