Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Whiddon Group – Helping Older People Live Independently

As featured in The Country Web Number 58 Autumn 2013 edition.  Older people are generally happier, healthier and more connected to their communities when they continue to live in their own homes. Most want to delay entry to a retirement … Continue reading

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Creating conversations that connect

2012 WA RIRDC Rural Women’s Award recipient and the National Runner-up, Catherine Marriott is a passionate and life long advocate of Australian farming systems. She is inspired by agriculture and the people that work in our amazingly diverse, progressive and contributing … Continue reading

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Can $70,000 and 7 ideas improve regional Australia

I had to share this fantastic example of our rural and remote youth taking action to improve our communities… The ideas developed by young people who took part in February’s Heywire Regional Youth Summit have been brought together in one … Continue reading

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Country Autism Network helping families

Sharing this post from the BushBelles Blog, 22 May … The Country Autism Network is helping country families find their way through the maze of ASD therapies and to promote autism awareness more broadly. It is a place where country … Continue reading

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Investing in Ag’s future – ARLP scholarship opportunity

Future Farmers Network The Future Farmers Network is a national network specifically for young people involved in all aspects of the rural industries and is your key to staying plugged into the latest news, events and opportunities available within the … Continue reading

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Stories wanted for The Country Web

The Number 59 and Number 60 issues of The Country Web will form part of a two-part series with the themes: ‘Pride in our past’ and ‘Faith in our Future’. For our Number 59 Pride in our past edition we … Continue reading

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Grant Funding – Stop and assess the view from your verandah: A non-profit perspective

As featured in The Country Web Number 58 Autumn 2013 edition.  In this environment, managing and leading a non-profit is becoming more and more of a challenge, and let’s talk about the white elephant in the room … the ongoing … Continue reading

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Search for ‘Hidden Treasures’ in rural NSW

NSW Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson today called on rural communities to nominate women volunteers for the 2013 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, launched today as part of Volunteer Week (National Volunteer Week 13-19 May).   “National Volunteer Week celebrates … Continue reading

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2012 NSW Farmers of the Year

As featured in The Country Web Number 58 Autumn 2013 edition Peter and Alison Campbell farm a 1550 ha mixed cropping sheep enterprise at “Avondale” 17 km west of Henty, NSW. The Campbells rotate their wheat/canola cropping program with lucerne/clover/cocksfoot pastures. … Continue reading

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