Category Archives: Communities

Connecting through Pizza

by Sophie Hansen, Lidster As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. There’s a wood-fired oven at our local community hall. Most of the year it sits quiet and cold but every now and then we get together to hold … Continue reading

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Ionian Club provides friendship for women on the move

by Chris Hindmarsh, Ionian Club Orange President. As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. The Ionian Club is a network of clubs for women who are, or have been, newly arrived in an area and appreciate the friendship and … Continue reading

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Our journey continues…..

by Liane Corocher, Monkerai. As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. Living the life of a farmer certainly has its highs and lows. I have always thought this was the case through my career within the agricultural sector, but it … Continue reading

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It’s not McLeod’s daughters: Support for young women working in the bush

As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. About 90 families living across Far Western NSW access education for their primary school aged children through Broken Hill School of the Air. Approximately half of them employ an educator/governess. The role of … Continue reading

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A monument to Cathcart’s community spirit

by Ted O’Kane, Goulburn As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. If it were not for its eye catching lolly pink exterior and matching burgundy roof, the Cathcart War Memorial Hall might go unnoticed by travellers to the historic grazing … Continue reading

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SHOWCASING THE NEXT GENERATION OF RURAL WOMEN LEADERS

The NSW-ACT Rural Women’s Award Alumni members have a diverse range of skills and experience and are keen to offer their expertise to grow our rural and regional communities. We encourage you to consider them the next time you need … Continue reading

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Pathways to ag for young people

As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. 2017 Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award (RWA) winner, Sandra Ireson, runs a beef and sheep operation near Booligal with her husband and their three children. She has a … Continue reading

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Tocal students prove they are more than equal

As featured in  The Country Web 2016 Annual. In 1965 the generosity of Mr CB Alexander allowed the opening of Tocal Agricultural College with its initial enrolments consisting of 15 young, male students. It was not until 1972 that the … Continue reading

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The Podmore Foundation – Returning Opportunity, one determined student at a time

by Narelle Sargent, Podmore Foundation As featured in  The Country Web 2016 Annual. In 2007, a group of Duntroon classmates from the 1970s, all but one from immigrant or single-mother families, established the Podmore Foundation (Podmore) in gratitude for the … Continue reading

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Women’s health: 3 steps to treating perimenopause

by Jeff Butterworth B.App.Sc, N.D As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual. If 50 is the new 40 and 40 is the new 20, then perimenopause seems to be the new PMS. It’s very common and affects women between the … Continue reading

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