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.

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

Posted in Aboriginal women, Communities, Community Hero, hidden treasure, NSW Rural Women's Network, rural women, Volunteering | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in NSW Rural Women's Network, rural women | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Communities, Community Hero, rural women, stories, Volunteering | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Aboriginal women, NSW Rural Women's Network, rural women, Volunteering | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in rural women | Leave a comment

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

Posted in agriculture, Communities, Marketing, primary industries, rural women, Women in Focus, women's networks | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in agriculture, Communities, Families, farming, resilience, Rural Support Workers, rural women | Tagged | Leave a comment

Parenting: Staying connected with your teenager

As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. Raising Children Network. As teenagers (13-18 year olds) become more independent, they often spend more time away from home.  It might also feel like your child is less interested in talking to … Continue reading

Posted in Families, Mentor, rural women, school students, Social welfare | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Women’s Health: social connectedness, confidence and wellbeing

As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health Our social connections – made up of the people we know, friends we confide in, family we belong to and the community in which we live – … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Depression, free resources, Health, mental health, rural women, RWN, suicide | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Women leaders: Kristal Kinsela

As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual.  In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we share multiple award winner Kristal Kinsela’s story.  Kristal is a proud Aboriginal woman, descendant of both the Jawoyn and Wiradjuri nations. She has more … Continue reading

Posted in boards and committees, Community Hero, inspirational, Leaders in Heels, leadership, NSW Rural Women's Network, Rural Australia, rural women, Women leaders, women's networks | Tagged , , | Leave a comment