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About nswrwn

NSW Rural Women’s Network is a government program working in innovative ways to promote leadership and action on rural women’s issues. The RWN team is dedicated to connecting and exchanging information with women and stakeholders in rural, regional and remote communities.

Country connection alive and well in younger generation

by Seona Cremasco, Country Education Foundation As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. Living in the country you find so many connections weaved into daily life that sometimes are overlooked, underestimated and even forgotten. A friend helps you load the groceries, … Continue reading

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Building your Brains-trust

by Pip Job, Business & Social Resilience, Department of Primary Industries. As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. Have you ever heard the saying ‘the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts’? Or how about … Continue reading

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Catching Dreams: From Bathurst to Nepal

by Deb Grivas Grivas, Wentworth Falls As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual We’re sitting in the back of a taxi dangerously weaving through choking traffic on the dusty and chaotic streets of Kathmandu. I’m here volunteering with an organisation … Continue reading

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2017 female ambassador for ag show movement

As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual Fourteen finalists competed for the title of The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl 2017. These young women were a mix of medical and business students, teachers, volunteers and science graduates. Their interests covered many … Continue reading

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Recovering from fire

by Caroline Hayes, Sir Ivan Fire Recovery Support Service As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual In February 2017, a devastating fire ripped through farming land between the small rural towns of Cassilis, Coolah and Dunedoo. 55 000 ha was … Continue reading

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NSW Rural Women’s Gathering celebrates 25 years

From meeting at the crossroads with drought-stricken women in 1992, the NSW Rural Women’s Network (RWN) continues to reflect and improve how we listen to rural women, link them to information and services and create opportunities that build personal and … Continue reading

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Art Connections: helping people with dementia

Contributed by Maryanne Jaques, Arts OutWest. As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual An innovative arts program is helping people with dementia to connect and participate at Catholic Healthcare’s Jemalong Residential Village in Forbes NSW. Jemalong is home for up … Continue reading

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SHOWCASING THE NEXT GENERATION OF RURAL WOMEN LEADERS

The NSW-ACT Rural Women’s Award Alumni members have a diverse range of skills and experience and are keen to offer their expertise to grow our rural and regional communities. We encourage you to consider them the next time you need … Continue reading

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Women, Culture, Land: Just Add Water – and 250 women

The 25th annual NSW Rural Women’s Gathering event was held on the weekend from 27-29 October at Narrandera. Hosted by a committee of more than 20 talented and dedicated women from Narrandera and surrounding district, these women worked tirelessly for the last 18 … Continue reading

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Playing with fire: showcasing Australia’s native bush foods

As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual   After an international career in finance and insurance, 2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award finalist Rebecca Barnes moved to the northern NSW coastal town of Ballina 20 years ago, seeking a career and lifestyle change … Continue reading

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