Monthly Archives: February 2012

Newspaper article shows: It’s not all gloom at the farm gate…

Saffron Howden rural reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald has a great article in today’s paper I’d like to share (their words – pictures sourced by me.) THOUSANDS of Australia’s agriculture workers have packed up their tools and walked off … Continue reading

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Come experience a NSW rural women’s gathering…virtually!

The NSW Rural Women’s Gathering is an annual weekend event organised by local committees with support from the Rural Women’s Network. The organising committee makes key decisions, develops a theme and the weekend program. Each Gathering reflects the unique culture, … Continue reading

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Visit Sydney and taste the world

Do you get bored with the same old meals week after week? I love to travel and one of my favourite ways of experiencing cultures is to eat my way around the country’s food by seeking out local haunts off … Continue reading

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Two dynamic rural business women Sam Hain & Ellie Brown elected to leadership roles

I know both these inspirational Orange business women so wanted to share their success with you… PRESS RELEASE: Both women travel regularly to Sydney to represent the region on the Council at the NSW Business Chamber and look forward bringing … Continue reading

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Danica Leys social media pioneer of AgChatOz named NSW/ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award winner

I was pleased to join 100 guests last night at a black tie gala dinner hosted by the Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson, Minister for Primary Industries at Parliament House Sydney, to see Danica Leys named the NSW/ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award 2012 Winner. … Continue reading

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Australian Women’s Archives Project

This morning I discovered The Australian Women’s Archives Project (AWAP) that was started in 2000 to build knowledge and recognition of the contribution made by women to Australia. The project not only covers women’s achievements from the past but is keen to … Continue reading

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Forage – a unique autumn walking degustation across the hills of Orange

Last Saturday I took a stroll around my local Orange Farmers Market with my husband Gordon to stock up on a few supplies… like the juicyblood plums that are still in season. At 10.00am the 2012 F.O.O.D. Week (Food Of Orange … Continue reading

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Want to know what primary industries contribute to the NSW economy?

Primary industries are so critical to our lives this Key 2011 data now released on the NSW DPI website gives us some interesting information… Did you know there are 43,114 farms in NSW and  98,075 people directlt employed within primary … Continue reading

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Get on the bus from Gloucester to Parkes Rural Women’s Gathering 12-14 October 2012

From the Gloucester Advocate: Gloucester hosted the NSW Rural Women’s Gathering which was a huge success. Women gathered to enjoy friendship, learn new skills and listen to guest speakers. Many ladies travelled to Gloucester which was a new area to visit. … Continue reading

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2012 Speech Spectacular in Dubbo 15 March

Speech Spectacular 2012 is nearly here and it is something you don’t want to miss if you plan to be in Dubbo on 15 March. Come along and listen to amazing school students deliver speeches. This primary industries event is … Continue reading

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