Category Archives: Communities

Lynne opens her home and heart to children in crisis

By Lynne Sawyers As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual When Barnardos Australia foster carer Lynne Sawyers (pictured), took in her first foster-child she couldn’t have guessed that she would still be caring for children in crisis almost 20 years later. … Continue reading

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GIVE HAPPY LIVE HAPPY: RECOGNISE A VOLUNTEER IN YOUR COMMUNITY

  The NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) Rural Women’s Network program is seeking your help to uncover female volunteers within NSW rural communities before 28 July 2017. These worthy women will be included in the 2017 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, acknowledging and celebrating their contributions … Continue reading

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WANTED: Fantastic farming women stories

Do you know a fantastic farming woman? Have you got five minutes to share their story and photo? Here’s your opportunity to pay tribute to her and acknowledge the vital role of women on the land. The Invisible Farmer project is … Continue reading

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2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Finalist: Hayley Purbrick

We are happy to introduce you to our fourth amazing Finalist for the 2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. Hayley Purbrick’s passion is for communication, people and agriculture. Hailing from the Riverina town of Deniliquin, her work is empowering smaller … Continue reading

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2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Finalist: Sandra Ireson

We are happy to introduce you to the third of our four amazing Finalists for the 2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. Sandra Ireson is from the Riverina town of Booligal in NSW. She has a keen interest in developing … Continue reading

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2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Finalist: Rebecca Barnes

We were recently thrilled to announce this year’s NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Finalists, who are each achieving remarkable things within their respective industries in NSW. We will share their profiles with you over the coming 2 weeks to provide … Continue reading

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Encouraging men to tackle mental health

In Australia, one in eight men are likely to experience depression in their lifetime and one in five men are likely to experience anxiety in a 12 month period.  On this very day, seven Australians will take their own lives … Continue reading

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Dairy Assistance Guide – Support for dairy farmers

The Department of Primary Industries’ Rural Resilience Program has produced an Assistance Guide for Dairy Farmers. This useful guide provides information on key regional contacts, financial support, funding information, business support and health and well-being. It also includes tips, tools … Continue reading

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4 days left to nominate your Hidden Treasure!

Have you nominated your Hidden Treasure yet? There are only FOUR days left to nominate a Hidden Treasure from your community. Volunteers are so important to our regions. They contribute over $5 billion annually to NSW and without them many … Continue reading

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What rural women are saying

To better understand the current challenges impacting rural women, NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) Rural Women’s Network (RWN) engaged directly with 350 women at the 2015 NSW Rural Women’s Gathering at Glen Innes. Over the Gathering weekend women … Continue reading

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