Monthly Archives: October 2012

Orchardist – Greg Brooke-Kelly

As featured in One Farm Day … stories from beyond the farm gate, October 30, 2012 Story and images by Sophie Hansen. ‘To be an orchardist,’ says Greg Brooke-Kelly, ‘it helps to be tenacious and not too wrapped up in … Continue reading

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Stories of NSW rural women from 2012 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll captured by the media

This year’s Honour Roll celebrates 126 inspiring women nominated from a range of services such as Red Cross, the Cancer Council, Hospital Auxiliaries, Bush Fire Brigades, Meals on Wheels, Rescue Services and business communities. Their stories reveal just some of … Continue reading

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What you said: Results of the 2012 rural women’s ‘snapshot’ issues survey

A short online survey was conducted by open invitation through the Rural Women’s Network’s Rural Email List (REL), to Twitter/Blog subscribers and Country Web readers. The aim was to gather some specific ‘intelligence’ from a random sample. Respondents were invited … Continue reading

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Pick of the bunch

What does a Viticulturalist, Citrus Grower, Beef Industry Consultant, Fisheries Extension Officer,  Acquaculture industry pioneer, social media guru and Property Valuer all have in common – they are the State winners of the 2012 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. To find out … Continue reading

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Come join us in Scone for the next NSW Rural Women’s Gathering 25-27 October 2013

Today I am handing over to my guest blogger, Caroline Hayes, Vice Chair of the 2013 NSW Rural Women’s Gathering Committee. 2013 Gathering Committee drumming as part of the closing ceremony at Parkes Well, what a fabulous weekend we have … Continue reading

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Learn more about the NSW ‘One Farm Day’ Year of Farmer/Reading blogging project.

2012 is both Australian Year of the Farmer and National Year of Reading. One Farm Day, via the NSW Writer in Residence program, brings these two initiatives together with a series of stories from and about life beyond the farm gate. … Continue reading

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Stories wanted for next edition of The Country Web

The next edition of RWN’s The Country Web has the theme ‘Views from your verandah‘. We want to know who our readers are by gathering ‘snapshots’. Just tell us a little about yourself, where you live, what you love and … Continue reading

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WANTED: Rural Women Connect is looking for NSW women keen to have a voice

The Rural Women’s Network (RWN) wants to link with women who keen to share ideas and help us improve our understanding of regional needs and how we can best work together to address these and continually improve RWN services. The … Continue reading

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One farm day … Egg farmer Todd Fergusson

As featured in One Farm Day … stories from beyond the farm gate Story and images by Sophie Hanson. Monday 8 October 2012 For Todd Fergusson there’s no doubt – the cow comes before the chicken which comes before the … Continue reading

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Women now have until 31 October to apply for the $10k Rural Women’s Award bursary

With so much interest from media and rural women following the 2012 Australian RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Dinner in Canberra on 9 October we have extend the closing date for 2013 Award applications to Wednesday 31 October. For details on … Continue reading

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