Category Archives: inspirational

Engage Ag – creating opportunities for a career in agriculture

By Sandra Ireson As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Can communities stop younger generations from leaving town and moving to the city? Sandra Ireson says you can; by providing young people with opportunities for hands-on skills development and … Continue reading

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Celebrating Culture

By Bushra Aman, Orange NSW As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual What is your background? My name is Bushra Aman and I am originally from Pakistan. I have been living in Australia for 13 years now. Currently, I … Continue reading

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The burden of drought amazingly discovers my real purpose in life

By Karen Weller, Winton What devastation we have experienced statewide in this current drought! It is hard to comprehend how widespread this drought has been to primary producers last year and now this year. It is tiring us out physically … Continue reading

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From Lightning Ridge to Paris

Rebel Black, Lightning Ridge As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual My name is Rebel Black and I live in the outback opal mining town of Lightning Ridge, a unique and special place in western NSW, where opal miners … Continue reading

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Rural Resilience Program

By James Cleaver, Dubbo As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual The year is 1984 and my mother meets a young rugby player at Country Week at TG Millner Oval. By 1986 she’s left the unit in Paddington, got … Continue reading

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Our Family Farm – Adapting – Thriving – Growing

By Julie Andreazza, Willbriggie, NSW Farmer of the Year 2018 As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Three weeks after losing my father to a sudden and fatal heart attack, I found myself in the ED at Griffith Base … Continue reading

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How my life experience turned into a profession

By Lee Blume, Bucket List Coach, Orange As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual “Do It now because sometimes ‘Later’ becomes ‘Never’ I hear, ‘this is the last boarding call for flight Sydney to Ulaanbaatar Mongolia’. Wow! At 49 I … Continue reading

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Country Care Link – Celebrating 25 Years driving regional NSW people to medical services

By Country Care Link As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual ‘It’s truly remarkable that we’ve been able to provide such a wonderful, much-needed service for the past 25 years for so many country people who face the uncertainty of … Continue reading

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Fat bob and the blonde

Hello, I’m Miss Heather, or Miss H for short. So, who are Fat Bob and the Blonde? Well, Fat Bob is the Harley Davidson model I ride and I’m the peroxide enhanced blonde. To make things more interesting, I tow … Continue reading

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Daring to Dream – Lucy Moss

By Lucy Moss, Coonamble As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Rural business woman and entrepreneur Lucy Moss says Mink & Me was born out of a desire to create a fun, welcoming space that felt like home – somewhere … Continue reading

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