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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.

Hidden Treasures Honour Roll recognises SES volunteers

In 2016 State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers Vicki  Blinman and Robyn Styles were recognised  for years of service by their community and inducted into the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.  Here are their stories (you can nominate your hidden treasure at  2018 … Continue reading

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Bourke recognises aboriginal woman Julie Knight as a hidden treasure

In 2017 Aboriginal woman Julie Knight was inducted onto the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, joining a growing list of inspirational rural and regional women who generously volunteer their time towards helping others in their community. Julie was born in Cunnamulla … Continue reading

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Dubbo’s hidden treasure – Natalie Bramble

2016 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll inductee, Natalie Bramble grew up in family businesses with parents who believed in contributing to the community through volunteering and sponsorship efforts. Since her move to Dubbo in 1997, Natalie has been actively involved in supporting … Continue reading

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Women in the community – Wirrinya recognises their Hidden Treasure.

In 2017 Nadine Mattiske was inducted into the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll for her community service to the Wirrinya community. Nadine is an unsung hero of the tiny community of Wirrinya, although she’s quick to point out that she’s a member … Continue reading

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Handing over the reins

  After 25 years working for DPI and the Rural Women’s Network, the time came for Sonia (and her hubby Gordon) to spread their wings and start a new adventure traveling throughout South East Asia volunteering their time and skills … Continue reading

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Women who make our communities a better place to live.

There are countless  women who dedicate their time to crucial community groups and charities such as emergency services, the arts, environment, social justice, education sport organisations,and so many others within rural and regional communities. The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll was … Continue reading

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Nominate your Hidden Treasures for the 2018 Honour Roll

  Do you know a rural woman who makes your community a better place to live? Nominations are now open for the 2018 NSW Hidden Treasures Honour Roll which recognises the outstanding efforts of women volunteers. Rural Women’s Network Project … Continue reading

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Rural women shine – Dubbo businesswoman wins 2018 NSW-ACT Rural Women’s Award

It was a gala night at NSW Parliament House to celebrate our inspirational rural women through the AgriFutures Australia NSW-ACT Rural Women’s Award, hosted by Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair. NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian announced Jillian Kilby from Dubbo … Continue reading

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Women in Rice Network

By Christine Williams, AgriFutures Australia. As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual Connecting and empowering rural women to take an active role in rice farming businesses is the driving force behind a new Women in Rice network, established by the AgriFutures … Continue reading

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Secure your farm’s financial future for today and generations to come

by Jeff Caldbeck, Dubbo As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. The Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) provides free and confidential financial counselling to a range of clients who are suffering, or at imminent risk of suffering, financial hardship. … Continue reading

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