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Growing Gold

Growing Gold

A fixture in the Bundaberg culinary community, never far from a degustation, always eager to share his expertise and passionately waving the 'eat local' flag, Anthony Rehbein, recognisable as the face of Winterfeast 2018, runs Bunda Ginga and One Little Farm with his with wife Kate in the coastal regions of Bundaberg. Their amazing family-grown produce is stocked by all the best of Bundaberg's stores and cafes. The Rehbein's hand harvest, hand pack and hand deliver ginger, turmeric, eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, melons and micro herbs to the café and market doors daily ensuring optimum freshness, premium quality and the charming touch that can only be given by a Bundaberg farmer.

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A Family Affair

A Family Affair

Building a legacy takes much more than just hard work and grit, it takes team, it takes a family. Today Macadamias Australia is a grower and worldwide exporter of macadamias, sourced from their expansive orchard comprising 2500 acres. In 1958 Ron and Marion Steinhardt saw an opportunity and purchased their first farm, an unworked piece of bushland. Early days saw the growing of a variety of crops from peanut and corn to tobacco and sugar cane, and later to tomatoes and zucchinis before eventually finding their footing in macadamias. Nowadays the farm sits under the watchful eye of their children, Janelle, Trevor, Kevin and their partners to carry on the legacy.

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The Buzz About Bees

The Buzz About Bees

Clint Luke is a local builder and a family man with an unusual hobby – beekeeping. What started out as a way to keep up with the family demand for honey has now evolved into a small, successful family business known as Bundy Honey. Swept up in the swarm Clint went from one backyard hive to multiple hives at multiple sites in a few short years with more expansions on the way. With his passion to keep growing and learning about bees, the hive numbers grew continually, and the family could not consume the amount of honey being produced so when the opportunity arose to service a retired beekeeper's customers Clint jumped on it.

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Under the Kalki Moon

Under the Kalki Moon

If you haven't heard of the Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company than it's time for you to pour yourself a gin and tonic and get educated. Taking the Australian gin game to the next level this Bundaberg-based, family-owned business has only just celebrated its first birthday and already is dominating spirit competitions around the nation.

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Quarter-Life Crisis Turned Lifetime Business

Quarter-Life Crisis Turned Lifetime Business

Zoe and Josh of Ohana Winery and Exotic Fruit Farm are the poster children for how a quarter-life crisis can be the greatest thing to happen to you!

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