Category Archives: Environment

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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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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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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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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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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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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Happy as a pig in mud!

As featured in the Sydney Morning Herald, 2 April 2015 Article: Claire Dunn Former chartered accountant turned pig farmer Edwina Beveridge is making her mark as a pioneer in the industry, turning methane into money as Australia’s first ‘carbon farm’. … Continue reading

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Online learning allows farmers to connect from the paddock

A new range of online training courses are available for agribusiness and farmers to study managing climate risk, carbon management, soil biology and salinity. The EverTrain website currently offers accredited and non-accredited courses and was launched by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Future … Continue reading

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