Piñata Farms presents its podcast series, featuring the stories of the people who produce our fresh, flavoursome Honey Gold mangoes, Piñata pineapples, and Piñata strawberries - in their own words. A new podcast will be aired fortnightly, so tune in regularly for more.

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North Queensland operations manager Stephen ScurrThe Aussie Pineapple Pioneer

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

North Queensland operations manager Stephen Scurr discusses Queensland's iconic fruit and what it's like to pioneer pineapple production in uncharted territory.

 

Berry manager Colin HumphreysStrawberry world

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Stanthorpe berry manager Colin Humphreys walks you through Piñata's innovative polytunnel program, which delivers more fresh, delicious strawberries to your plate.

 

Strawberry packer Melody ShenThe Melody of strawberry packing

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Packer Melody Shen takes you through the ins-and-outs of strawberry packing at Wamuran. With a personal record of 2500 punnets packed in a day, she's one of the best.

 

Strawberry pickers Maxim Bedouet and Martin ZennerStrawberry Fields

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Take a stroll through the strawberry fields with two of our French backpackers, Maxim and Martin, to learn about the life of a strawberry picker.

 

Pinata podcast best of series 3Best of Season 3

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

We're celebrating the third season of the Piñata Podcast with this best of special, bringing you our favourite bits of the past season plus some never-before-heard audio.

 

Pinata Farms worker Josh IlesEverywhere Man

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Trek to the strawberry fields at Piñata Farms to hear Josh Iles talk about nurturing fruit and supervising workers, all part of his job as Piñata's Everywhere Man.

 

Fruithaul truck driver Bruce Haywoodthe long haul

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fruithaul truck driver Bruce Haywood takes us from the transport company’s depot to the packing shed at Piñata Farms, explaining what it’s like to transport our fruit to market.

 

Pinata Farms' founders Narelle and Geoff ScurrReflections

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wamuran farm founders, Geoff and Narelle Scurr, share how much it means to watch sons, Gavin and Stephen, follow in their footsteps.

 

Pinata Farms' founders Narelle and Geoff ScurrThe way we were

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Geoff and Narelle Scurr take us back to where the Piñata Farms' story began - and reveal just how much pineapple farming has changed.

 

Pinata Farms' key account manager Rebecca ScurrThe family business

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Key account manager Rebecca Scurr talks about working with family and being the fourth generation of the family business.

 

Pinata Farms quality assurance manager Jenny JewellMANGO LOVE

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Quality Assurance manager Jenny Jewell talks about the steps she takes to ensure you get the perfect mango every time.

 

Pinata Farms admin officers Polyanna Taniela, left and Karen Brooker, right.Farm gatekeepers

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Admin officers Karen Brooker and Pollyanna Taniela are the first to greet visitors and callers to the Wamuran farm - join them as they explain the behind-the-scenes of Piñata Farms.

 

Pinata Farms general manager Roger Turnerthe problem solver

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Join general manager Roger Turner at Wamuran, where he talks about the art of problem solving when dealing with a fluctuating workforce and seasonal pressures.

 

Pinata Farms mango picker Paul_MatthewsPaul 'Scissorhands' Matthews

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Take a tour of the mango orchard with picker Paul Matthews. Learn how to pick a mango (and avoid the sap!)

 

Pinata Farms Best of series 2 podcastsBest of season 2

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

We're celebrating the second season of the Piñata Podcast by bringing you our favourite bits of the past eight episodes, plus some never-before-heard audio. Enjoy!

 

Pinata Farms pineapple picker Richard WellsThe pine planter

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Join expert pineapple planter Richard Wells at Wamuran as he describes the process behind planting pines for harvest - and how this odd machine makes it all possible.

 

Pinata Farms mango grower liaison officer Reannan SchultzYOUNG FARMERS

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Mango grower liaison officer, Reannan Schultz, talks about the many different facets of farming - and why today's generation should consider it as a career.

 

Pinata Farms managing director Gavin ScurrOutback Car Trek

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Gavin Scurr tells us all about his adventures with the Outback Car Trek, raising funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.

 

Pinata Farms managing director Gavin ScurrLiquid Gold

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Piñata Farms' managing director Gavin Scurr describes how water is critical to good farming practice - and how technology can help.

 

Pinata Farms's quality assurance manager Jenny JewellGood Taste

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Quality Assurance manager Jenny Jewell explains the process behind choosing the very best pineapples for market.

 

Pinata Farms' pineapple picker Zac AustinHands On

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Pull on the gloves and walk into the pineapple patch with picker Zac Austin, who shares the secret to picking the perfect pineapple.

 

Pinata Farms' pineapple packer Ann BathisShe's Fast

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Step inside the packing shed with Ann Bathis to hear about the art of packing pineapples and how to stay cool on a long, hot day.

 

Pinata Farms' Best of Season 1 PodcastThe Best of Season 1

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

To celebrate the first season of the Piñata Podcast, we've compiled our favourite moments from the past nine episodes, mixed with funny out-takes and personal stories.

 

Pinata Farms' tractor driver Martin FrenchHOT SEAT

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Jump into the tractor hot seat with driver Martin French to hear about his unique perspective on the farm, helping prepare the ground for planting.

 

Pinata Farms' mango production manager Lindsay Hewittmango magic

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Stroll through our mango orchard with mango production manager Lindsay Hewitt and learn how we grow our delicious Honey Gold mangoes for summer.

 

Pinata Farms' quality assurance manager Jenny Jewellquality assured

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The busy Quality Assurance department is the last line of defence for fruit quality. Manager Jenny Jewell explains what goes into selecting the very best fruit for market.

 

Pinata Farms' forlift driver Adam Millssounds of the shed

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

His bright clothes and sunny disposition are a trademark of the noisy packing shed. Take a tour of the shed floor with jack-of-all-trades and colour fanatic Adam Mills.

 

Pinata Farms' maintenance manager Dean Lindsayworking wonders

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Mowers, trucks, planters, harvesters, excavators or utes - hear how maintenance manager Dean Lindsay keeps machinery and equipment on all Piñata's farms in top shape.

 

Pinata Farms' strawberry farm manager Jason Dipplestrawberry days

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Explore Wamuran's strawberry fields with strawberry farm manager Jason Dipple and hear how growing strawberries requires detailed planning and sheer hard work.

 

Pinata Farms' South Queensland pineapple farm manager Adrian DipplePINEAPPLE TALES

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A walk through the pineapple paddock with South Queensland pineapple farm manager Adrian Dipple is a rollicking experience of Australian farming life.

 

Pinata Farms' South Queensland operations manager Joe SchwarerFruit central

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Step into Wamuran's productive packing shed with South Queensland operations manager Joe Schwarer to hear what goes into preparing strawberries for market.

 

Pinata Farms' South Queensland production manager Tony FrenchLabour of Love

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Producing pineapples can be a hot and prickly business. Come behind the scenes with South Queensland production manager Tony French to hear what happens on the farm.