Category Archives: Communities

Fire, hope and recovery

by Jill Goodman, Uarbry As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. We have lived on our farm near the village of Uarbry for nearly 44 years. My husband Graham grew up here and has worked on the family farm since … Continue reading

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Not just a farmer’s daughter

by Susie Cay, Corowa As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. What is your background? I was born the eldest of three girls, at the end of the second world war, to parents who had both served in the war. … Continue reading

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Little Wings

by Richelle Koller, CEO Little Wings As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual Little Wings is a not-for-profit organisation providing a free flight and ground transport service to seriously ill children and their families from the country who are needing … Continue reading

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The art of celebrating regional women

By Sarah McEwan, Sandigo As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. On Sunday 10 August 2010, my husband Vic and I closed the roller door of our Marrickville home for the very last time. We can still remember that feeling … Continue reading

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Women who gather

by Marg Carroll OAM, Molong As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. Picture this, two friends driving along, brimming with ideas and talking 19 to the dozen about the marvelous weekend they had just had! That was Ronnie Hazelton … Continue reading

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Rural Resilience Program

by Karen Sowter, Scone DPI Rural Support Worker, Hunter As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. I would describe myself as creative, curious, passionate and determined. Living in rural Australia my heart lies in agritourism and agri-education—through opening farm gates … Continue reading

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Meet Cooma’s 2018 Hidden Treasure – Jasmin Statham-Smith

Hidden Treasures is an annual initiative of the Department of Primary Industries’ Rural Women’s Network which recognises the outstanding efforts of women volunteers in NSW and promotes the valuable role of volunteering to the community.  Each week, this blog will pay tribute … Continue reading

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Asking farmers difficult questions earns respect, if not friends

by Ted O’Kane, Goulburn As featured in the 2018 Country Web annual Fearlessly asking the hard questions that no-one else wants asked—or answered—has not always made her popular but it is likely that brutal honesty is the key to Lyn Sykes’ … Continue reading

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Active Farmers

by Ginny Stevens, Mangoplah As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. 2018 NSW-ACT AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award finalist, Ginny Stevens, lives on the family farm at Mangoplah, in the Riverina, with her husband Andy, their 12-month-old twins Henry and Isabella, … Continue reading

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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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