Author Archives: nswrwn

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.

Connecting through Pizza

by Sophie Hansen, Lidster As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. There’s a wood-fired oven at our local community hall. Most of the year it sits quiet and cold but every now and then we get together to hold … Continue reading

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Lived experience of mental health can open new doors

by Johnathon Harms As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. Women in rural and regional Australia will be only too familiar with the limited access to mental health support services. These problems are all the same, only worse, outside … Continue reading

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Ionian Club provides friendship for women on the move

by Chris Hindmarsh, Ionian Club Orange President. As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. The Ionian Club is a network of clubs for women who are, or have been, newly arrived in an area and appreciate the friendship and … Continue reading

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Daring to dream: Maddie Cook

As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. Maddie Cook grew up on a farm in central west NSW. After finishing school she moved to Canberra and completed a double degree in Graphic Design and Advertising & Marketing Communication at Canberra … Continue reading

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In small places, close to home

by Angela Powditch, North Coast of NSW. As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, ‘Where after all do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home’. And ‘home’ is where my story begins … … Continue reading

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Our journey continues…..

by Liane Corocher, Monkerai. As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. Living the life of a farmer certainly has its highs and lows. I have always thought this was the case through my career within the agricultural sector, but it … Continue reading

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It’s not McLeod’s daughters: Support for young women working in the bush

As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. About 90 families living across Far Western NSW access education for their primary school aged children through Broken Hill School of the Air. Approximately half of them employ an educator/governess. The role of … Continue reading

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A monument to Cathcart’s community spirit

by Ted O’Kane, Goulburn As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. If it were not for its eye catching lolly pink exterior and matching burgundy roof, the Cathcart War Memorial Hall might go unnoticed by travellers to the historic grazing … Continue reading

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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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