Category Archives: education and training

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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Bridging the urban/country divide

by Taryn Soderman, Rabobank FX Program As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual. Ten city teenagers – from Muirfield High School in Sydney’s west – have been given a taste of ‘life on the land’, spending a week with five … Continue reading

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Small business program makes getting advice a piece of cake

by Sonya Martin, Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner. As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual. Greg and Angie Wilton from Mullumbimby have cooked up a successful business creating delicious pastries, cakes, tarts, breads and savory delights. “Keeping up … Continue reading

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Money: Life transitions and your finances

By Jo Stephens, Financial Adviser.  As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual Life is ever-changing. During our lifetime many aspects of our lives will change, bringing highs and lows of certainty and uncertainty, comfort and fear of the unknown. There are many … 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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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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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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Broken Hill Women’s Gathering – Workshop Expression of Interest

  The 2016 Broken Hill Rural Women’s Gathering is an exciting event attracting more than 300 women from across NSW to network, share and learn in an informal atmosphere. Throughout the weekend, women enjoy a range of activities including motivational speakers, networking opportunities … Continue reading

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Creating rural resilience: A better future for our farmers through social change

Environmental advocate and 2014 National Rural Woman of the Year, Pip Job, is working to create a better future for our farmers through social change. She is changing the way we view and practice farming through her social auditing program. … Continue reading

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NSW DPI Digital Publications

NSW Department of Primary Industries has a range of publications available as ebooks and can be purchased through the Apple iBookstore and GooglePlay. Enjoy a convenient way to buy and read our publications! You will need an iTunes account to … Continue reading

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