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George, Owner, Lucky Charm City Rail

Say G’day to George, Lucky Charm City Rail’s proud owner. Things start early for George. He’s up before the crack of dawn, making sure not to wake his wife before he heads to the store by 5:30 to open doors, still tired. From there, George collects the papers and magazines, making sure they’re displayed nicely for his customers, and the shu...

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George, Owner, Lucky Charm City Rail

George, Owner, Lucky Charm City Rail

Say G’day to George, Lucky Charm City Rail’s proud owner. Things start early for George. He’s up before the crack of dawn, making sure not to wake his wife before he heads to the store by 5:30 to open doors, still tired. From there, George collects the papers and magazines, making sure they’re displayed nicely for his customers, and the shu...
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Brian, Owner, Wagner’s Rose Nursery

Wagner’s Rose Nursery has been growing roses for over 60 years, starting in Adelaide in the ‘50s, moving to Port Noarlunga South and then McLaren Vale and finally in Kalangadoo, in the South East of South Australia, 20 years ago. After a youth spent surfing and skiing in New Zealand, Brian took over the family business in the early ‘80s. Bria...
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Pete and Sal, Crew, The Side Project

Meet Pete and Sal, two of the six crew members from The Side Project, who produce genuine craft cider made from 26 varieties of English and French cider apples grown in their orchard in Kalangadoo, South Australia. It took eight years after planting their orchard in 2006 to produce their first cider – using three Breville juicers – and ...
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MEDIA RELEASES

GO LOCAL FIRST does the Morning Show

Go Local First spokesman Mark McKenzie talks about the campaign on The Morning Show.
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GO LOCAL FIRST IN LOCKDOWN TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS

(Canberra) – Australians are being urged to continue to spend with local businesses as the GO LOCAL FIRST campaign returns to the airwaves today, with an initial focus on supporting small businesses affected by lockdowns. GO LOCAL FIRST will highlight the crucial role small business plays in the nation’s economy and the continued need for A...
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GO local first is back, bigger and better than ever

(Sydney) The year-long extension of GO LOCAL FIRST today announced by The Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, the Hon. Stuart Robert MP, is incredibly welcome news, according to GO LOCAL FIRST spokesperson Mark McKenzie. “Australia’s 3.5 million small businesses are the heartbeat of their local communities and...
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BUSINESS TIPS

Social Media ideas for your small business

There are several ways you can support and promote the GO LOCAL FIRST campaign: By using your digital channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn to like and share GO LOCAL FIRST posts, messages and advertising. By highlighting and promoting small local businesses in your area, and the hero local business owners behind them. Use the hash...
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SUPPORTER KITS COMING SOON

GO LOCAL FIRST will have a range of merchandise available to order to help promote the campaign. The best part? It will be free! Check out our online store, and reserve your kit now and be first in line to receive your supporter kit.
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SHOWING YOUR SUPPORT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

TAKE A PICTURE OR SHOOT A VIDEO OF YOUR BUSINESS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA A great way to connect with the campaign’s audience is to upload an audio-visual introduction on what makes your business special, interesting, or important to your community. To make a great video, it needs to be between 30 and 60 seconds long at a maximum (you can refer to the sm...
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