Delving with Des
By Des Kennedy
Delving with DesAug 30, 2023
2023-12-06 -DWD - Alex Glen-Holmes
Alex has been around the Port Macquarie Region for a long time and has been focussing in the Real Estate world. She has also been associated with the Chamber of Commerce. We talk to Alex about her world, Real Estate, and business in Port Macquarie.
2023-11-29 - DWD - Tinus Wagner
Originally from South Africa, Tinus is a great member of the Port Macquarie regional community. He is a passionate man who, while quietly spoken, is a driving force for good in the community. Having established a very successful IT Company in his homeland, he now owns and is involved in running a large property just outside Port Macquarie, and working alongside the Gideons who donate Bibles to hotels, schools, prisons etc.
2023-11-22 - DWD - David Reneke, Astronomer
In this show, we chat to David Reneke who is well known in the Macquarie Hastings region as a "Star Gazer" Astronomer. We can about our solar system, universe etc. in regards to size and what to look for.
2023-11-15 - DWD - David Gillespie - Federal MP for Lyne
In this show, we talk to David Gillespie, the Federal Member for the seat of Lyne, about his life, and his role as the Federal Member for the community at Lyne. We talk about his values, etc. and how he can drive change for his community.
2023-11-08 - DWD - Ross Cargill - CEO of "Men & Women at Work"
This week we interview Ross Cargill who is the CEO of M&W@W (Men & Women at Work) - you would have seen them around Port Macquarie doing traffic management etc.
2023-11-01 - DWD - Samantha Patrick - Tikvah Education Australia
In this show we interview the amazing Samantha Patrick who is the CEO of Tikvah Education Australia. Listen to how Samantha has overcome so much in her life, and is making a difference in the lives of kids who are struggling to learn.
2023-10-25 - DWD - Dave & Caroline Dennis - Pastors at Lifeway Church
In this conversation we talk about the different backgrounds of Dave and Caroline, and the interesting details of how they met, and then their journey to becoming Pastors at Lifeway Church in Port Macquarie. We talk about Lifeway Church and how it is.
2023-10-18 - DWD - Dr. Clare Allen - CEO of Port Macquarie/Hastings Council
In this conversation we talk with Dr. Clare Allen about her background and how she arrived in Port Macquarie. We talk about her suitability for the role of CEO of the Council, and how she manages such a large budget, so many projects, and so many people.
2023-10-11 - DWD - Phil Ninness - Pastor at The Point Church, Port Macquarie
Phil Ninness is one of the Pastors at The Point Church here in Port Macquarie. In this interview Phil talks about his early years and the journey that has led him to becoming one of the Pastors at The Point Church.
2023-10-04 - DWD - Matt Cohen - Principal for Heritage Christian School
Matt is the Principal at Heritage Christian College, which has just celebrated its 40th Anniversary. In this show we talk to Matt about his life, and his journey to Port Macquarie and Heritage Christian School, and how Heritage is different from other schools in the community.
2023-09-27 - DWD - Leslie Williams - State MP for Port Macquarie
This week on "Delving with Des" we interview Leslie Williams, the State member of Parliament for Port Macquarie. We talk about her childhood, her ultimate move from interstate to Port Macquarie, her decision to stand for Parliament, and her views on the issues of today....
2023-09-20 - DWD - Linda Lenord - At Full Strength
Linda Lenord is effectively a business and personal consultant/advisor who specializes on identifying our core skills and strengths and then using them in our environment to create better outcomes both personally and professionally. A really interesting lady with an interesting message.
2023-09-13 - DWD - Ian Brougham - Marine Rescue and Sports Chaplaincy
Ian is such an amazing character, who not only is heavily involved in PMQ Marine Rescue, but also heads up Sports Chaplaincy for the whole region. It is amazing that almost every sporting club is looking for Chaplains. We talk to Ian about his life, coming to Port Macquarie, Marine Rescue, and Sports Chaplaincy through Sports Chaplaincy Australia.
2023-09-06 - DWD - Karen Faichney - "Make a difference" and Westport Club
Karen Faichney is the Community Engagement Manager for Westport Club in Port Macquarie, and also is heavily involved in "Made a difference" project which provides food and support for people in the Hastings region.
2023-08-30 - DWD - Phil and Terri Thomson - Pastors at Divergent Church
Phil and Terri Thomson are the young Pastors of a relatively new church, Divergent Church, which meets on the University campus. A "all hands on deck" church. We talk about life and mission. They are also into fostering children (and families) and we talk about that we well.....
2023-08-23 - DWD - Pat Conaghan (Federal Member for Cowper)
In this show, we interview Pat Conaghan, the Federal Member of House of Representatives for Cowper which includes Port Macquarie/Hastings region. We talk about his interesting life prior to politics, and what life is like in Federal Parliament. Pat shares his views, thoughts, and concerns.
2023-08-16 - DWD - Rev. Dan Berris
The Anglican Minister in Port Macquarie is not your average Minister. In fact, Dan rides a Harley, and has tattoos. But underneath that exterior is a man who loves God, and the church, and is serving the large Anglican Community here in Port Macquarie. In this Episode of Delving with Des, we talk to Dan about faith, his journey, and the Anglican expression of church and worship. An really interesting conversation.
2023-08-09 - DWD - Kristie Hawkins
Kristie is a real character in Port Macquarie. Her family have been around Port Macquarie and Wauchope for many years. After a lifetime in Banking, Kristie has taken on a very rewarding role as a volunteer at Lifeline. Kristie talks about her journey to get to Port Macquarie and life as a volunteer in the critical Lifeline service.
2023-08-02 - DWD - Hartley Taylor
Hartley Taylor is the Pastor of the growing C3 Church here is Port Macquarie. Along with his wife, Natalie, they lead one of the highest attending churches in the region, and we talk to Harley about his life, and his move with family to Port Macquarie to lead the C3 Ministry here.
2023-07-26 - DWD - Kerry West
Kerry West is a local business woman who, after moving to the region and setting up, with her husband, their business, Fruit Salad Trees (www.fruitsaladtrees.com), has had to deal with her husband suffering a stroke leading to the onset of Dementia. Kerry talks about the impact of Dementia and the local organisation she works with, Dementia Friendly.
2023-07-19 - DWD - Terry Muldoon
Terry Muldoon is the current Principal of St. Columba's Anglican College on Port Macquarie. This is an amazing school, named after St. Columba from Donegal in Ireland, leads with innovation and excellence as core principles based on a Christian /Anglican foundation. We talk to Terry about his journey in coming to Port Macquarie, as a teacher, and later as a Principal.
2023-07-12 - DWD - Pastor Mark Van de Veer
Pastor Mark is the Pastor of Hope Community Church in Port Macquarie. Listen in as we discuss his and wife Cher's life journey, ending up as Pastor of this amazing church and social arm (Hope Op Shops) in Port Macquarie. An interesting journey indeed.
2023-07-05 - DWD - Peta Pinson
Join me as I interview Peta Pinson, the Mayor of Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia.