Category Archives: Community Hero

Time running out to nominate your ‘Hidden Treasure’

Nominations closing soon for the 2017 NSW Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.   The annual Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is an important tribute which captures inspirational stories, documenting and celebrating the unpaid work of women who are ensuring the viability of … Continue reading

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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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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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Time is running out to nominate your Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasures acknowledges the important volunteer roles women play within NSW rural communities. It is not an award, but provides a platform to pay tribute to rural women volunteers who donate their time and energy to help others. How to … Continue reading

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Women in Dairy – a new generation

As featured in issue 60 of The Country Web – Young Women of Influence. Women in Dairy is a new not-for-profit group that has been developed by local women Ali Duckworth and Nicole Nicholls. They represent a dynamic group of … Continue reading

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Rosie Batty launches anti-domestic violence app ‘iMatter’ for young women

Credit: Angela, Pedestrian Daily Via The Guardian Australian of the Year committed to bringing domestic violence to the forefront of our national agenda, Rosie Batty, has launched a free anti-domestic violence app for young women called ‘iMatter’. The app, which is … Continue reading

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Vote for your Regional Woman of the Year

Earlier this month Minister for Women Pru Goward announced the finalists for the 2015 NSW Women of the Year Awards, encouraging people to head online to vote. Twelve finalists from more than 200 nominations are open for public voting in three … Continue reading

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