Category Archives: Rural Support Workers

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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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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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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Building resilience in farming communities

Department of Primary Industries‘ new Rural Resilience Program (RRP) was launched by Minister for Primary Industries the Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson MP earlier this month. The program’s vision is ‘connected viable farming communities’. The new program  was born out of the … Continue reading

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Nominate a Volunteer today

The Rural Women’s Network is seeking help to uncover wonderful volunteers in our communities to honour them in the The 2014 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll. Volunteers are extremely valuable to communities as they ensure the survival of many important community groups including … Continue reading

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Men’s Matters with Greg Millan – Depression: Don’t go it alone

As featured in The Country Web  Number 59 Spring 2013 edition. A lot of men can think that depression and anxiety are signs of personal weaknesses but they are serious medical disorders just like heart disease or gout. They can darken … Continue reading

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Horsin’ Around in Scone: The NSW Rural Women’ Gathering – Registrations extended!

Registrations for the annual NSW Rural Women’s Gathering which is being held in Scone on 25, 26 & 27 October have now been extended until 07 October. Keynote speakers include: Robyn Pulman: National and international management and marketing specialist. Robyn … Continue reading

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Communities doing it for themselves

Community groups play an important role in ensuring rural communities stay vibrant and strong and are self-sustaining into the future.  They often fill the gaps that are not able to be accommodated by Government support. Perhaps there is concern about … Continue reading

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