Category Archives: Community Hero

The burden of drought amazingly discovers my real purpose in life

by Karen Weller, Winton New South Wales What devastation we have experienced statewide in this current drought! It is hard to even comprehend how widespread this particular drought has been to primary producers this year. It is tiring us out … Continue reading

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Six women from the Upper Hunter join the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll

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.  This week we pay tribute to six … 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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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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Bourke recognises aboriginal woman Julie Knight as a hidden treasure

In 2017 Aboriginal woman Julie Knight was inducted onto the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, joining a growing list of inspirational rural and regional women who generously volunteer their time towards helping others in their community. Julie was born in Cunnamulla … Continue reading

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Dubbo’s hidden treasure – Natalie Bramble

2016 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll inductee, Natalie Bramble grew up in family businesses with parents who believed in contributing to the community through volunteering and sponsorship efforts. Since her move to Dubbo in 1997, Natalie has been actively involved in supporting … Continue reading

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Women in the community – Wirrinya recognises their Hidden Treasure.

In 2017 Nadine Mattiske was inducted into the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll for her community service to the Wirrinya community. Nadine is an unsung hero of the tiny community of Wirrinya, although she’s quick to point out that she’s a member … Continue reading

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Women who make our communities a better place to live.

There are countless  women who dedicate their time to crucial community groups and charities such as emergency services, the arts, environment, social justice, education sport organisations,and so many others within rural and regional communities. The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll was … Continue reading

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Women leaders: Kristal Kinsela

As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual.  In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we share multiple award winner Kristal Kinsela’s story.  Kristal is a proud Aboriginal woman, descendant of both the Jawoyn and Wiradjuri nations. She has more … Continue reading

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