Category Archives: resilience

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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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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Smart ways to leave farming

by Ted O’Kane, Goulburn DPI Rural Resilience Officer. As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual. Respected Monaro grazier and cattle breeder, Howard Charles, cites a number of logical reasons for ‘half retiring’ and leasing his property but admits that if it were … 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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GIVE HAPPY LIVE HAPPY: RECOGNISE A VOLUNTEER IN YOUR COMMUNITY

  The NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) Rural Women’s Network program is seeking your help to uncover female volunteers within NSW rural communities before 28 July 2017. These worthy women will be included in the 2017 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, acknowledging and celebrating their contributions … 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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Encouraging men to tackle mental health

In Australia, one in eight men are likely to experience depression in their lifetime and one in five men are likely to experience anxiety in a 12 month period.  On this very day, seven Australians will take their own lives … 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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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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