Category Archives: Communities

How to Boost your Coping Capacity

By Natalie Stockdale Having lived on the land for many years, enduring unprecedented droughts in one of Australia’s harshest climatic areas, I can truly empathise with the strain and pain associated with the drought. The tips shared below can help … Continue reading

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Daring to Dream – Lucy Moss

By Lucy Moss, Coonamble As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Rural business woman and entrepreneur Lucy Moss says Mink & Me was born out of a desire to create a fun, welcoming space that felt like home – somewhere … Continue reading

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The Financial knack of ‘Women in Black’

By Lily Rodgers, Hunter Valley. As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual At the top of the Hunter Valley, home to a cluster of rural properties, there is a group of forward-thinking, financially- savvy females who call themselves Women in … Continue reading

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Lawyer and young mum’s trio show you can do it all

By Dannielle Ford, Alice Byrnes and Kirsty Evans, Orange As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual In April 2019, Alice Byrnes, Dannielle Ford and Kirsty Evans became owners and directors of the first all-female partnership law firm in Orange, NSW. … Continue reading

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Editorial: Turning passion into profession

By Ellen Downes, Canowindra As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual My life is a juggle of some paid work (medicine) and unpaid work, including my role on the farm, as a mother, within the not-for-profit group AgEDGE, and the … Continue reading

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A full 25-year circle

by Sonia Muir, Orange  (now travelling the world) As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual Back in 1992 I was flicking through the employment section of the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper and saw a job for an ‘Assistant Coordinator’ for … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures – Pip Smith

Pip Smith, Amber Smith and Pip’s father Marto volunteering at the St Mary’s Athletics carnival. What gave you the motivation/inspiration to become involved in the community? When my children were tiny I felt overwhelmed with domesticity – life felt like … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures – Trudy Cooper

I share with you my story to encourage others to get involved in their community. Together we can do wonderful things to help, support and care for those around us. I believe the greatest blessing in life is to love … Continue reading

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Editorial: Celebrating 25 years

Audrey Hardman OAM, Mandurama I was delighted to be asked to write the editorial for this very special 25th anniversary issue of The Country Web. This issue celebrates 25 years of the Rural Women’s Network (RWN) and The Country Web, … Continue reading

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Life is a patchwork quilt

Mary Hollingworth, Glen Innes As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. What is your background? I grew up in a noisy Catholic family with a strict father. For as long as I can remember, I was responsible for something or … Continue reading

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