Monthly Archives: November 2012

One farm day … stories from beyond the farm gate

Leading Hand, OAI – Rod Hicks As featured in One Farm Day … stories from beyond the farm gate, 26 November 2012. Story and images by Sophie Hansen. As The Leading Hand at the Orange Agricultural Institute (OAI) Rod Hicks has … Continue reading

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Postnatal Depression Awareness Week 18-24 November

Postnatal Depression Awareness Week is an opportunity to raise awareness about perinatal mental health issues in your local community. Together we can increase community knowledge about antenatal and postnatal depression and other mental illnesses experienced during the perinatal period and … Continue reading

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RUOK? A conversation that could save a life!

From The Country Web Number 57 Spring 2012. Information sourced from www.ruokday.com.au  Keeping in touch with others is crucial for our health and wellbeing. Having regular, meaningful conversations is simple. Here’s some pointers to help you connect with someone you think … Continue reading

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Live sheep export – Australians overseas caring for our sheep

Sharon Dundon is an animal welfare specialist from Armidale, New South Wales. She lives in Bahrain where she works with local importers to manage the welfare of Australian sheep exported to the Middle East through the live sheep export trade. … Continue reading

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Fisher woman and industry advocate – Mary Howard

As featured in One Farm Day … stories from beyond the farm gate, 7 November 2012 Story and images by Sophie Hansen. The expression, ‘still water runs deep’, is pretty perfect for a woman like Mary Howard. On the surface she … Continue reading

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2 Mid-Western women named in 2012 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll

Reprinted from Mudgee Guardian article by Sam Potts and Same Paine Nov. 2, 2012   Two Mid-Western Region women have included in the latest Department of Primary Industries (DPI) 2012 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, celebrating the work of women volunteers … Continue reading

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UNE student Jo Newton honoured as an Armidale Hidden Treasure

The 2012 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll was launched in October by Troy Grant MP, Parliamentary Secretary and member for Dubbo, at the NSW Rural Women’s Gathering held in Parkes. This year’s Honour Roll includes 126 inspiring women nominated from a … Continue reading

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