Category Archives: Families

Secure your farm’s financial future for today and generations to come

by Jeff Caldbeck, Dubbo As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. The Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) provides free and confidential financial counselling to a range of clients who are suffering, or at imminent risk of suffering, financial hardship. … Continue reading

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Parenting: Staying connected with your teenager

As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. Raising Children Network. As teenagers (13-18 year olds) become more independent, they often spend more time away from home.  It might also feel like your child is less interested in talking to … 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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Recovering from fire

by Caroline Hayes, Sir Ivan Fire Recovery Support Service As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual In February 2017, a devastating fire ripped through farming land between the small rural towns of Cassilis, Coolah and Dunedoo. 55 000 ha was … 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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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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Transitions of life

by Lynda Williams, Biblah Farm.  As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual I have had numerous transitions throughout my life that took me away from my home at Wongali, Nevertire. My first transition was going from Warren High to boarding school … 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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WANTED: Fantastic farming women stories

Do you know a fantastic farming woman? Have you got five minutes to share their story and photo? Here’s your opportunity to pay tribute to her and acknowledge the vital role of women on the land. The Invisible Farmer project is … 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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