Category Archives: school students

parenting: depression proof your kids

by Andrew Fuller, Clinical Psychologist As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. About 20 per cent of people experience depression at some time in their lives. Unfortunately once someone has experienced depression, they are at far greater risk of feeling … 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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Catching Dreams: From Bathurst to Nepal

by Deb Grivas Grivas, Wentworth Falls As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual We’re sitting in the back of a taxi dangerously weaving through choking traffic on the dusty and chaotic streets of Kathmandu. I’m here volunteering with an organisation … Continue reading

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The Podmore Foundation – Returning Opportunity, one determined student at a time

by Narelle Sargent, Podmore Foundation As featured in  The Country Web 2016 Annual. In 2007, a group of Duntroon classmates from the 1970s, all but one from immigrant or single-mother families, established the Podmore Foundation (Podmore) in gratitude for the … Continue reading

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Bridging the urban/country divide

by Taryn Soderman, Rabobank FX Program As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual. Ten city teenagers – from Muirfield High School in Sydney’s west – have been given a taste of ‘life on the land’, spending a week with five … 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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Embrace the simple things

As featured in the No: 60 Winter edition of The Country Web. Linda Tillman is the Director of Tilma Group and has built the business from its humble beginnings operating from her home office to the dynamic and growing agency it is today, employing … Continue reading

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Scholarship offers $5,000 a year for students studying ag degrees

(Source: Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation) Across agriculture there is a hugely diverse range of jobs on offer for university graduates, including disciplines like biochemistry, agricultural engineering, in-field agronomy, policy advice, investment analysis, and industrial relations to name just … Continue reading

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RAS Foundation Rural Scholarship 2015

The RAS Foundation provides grants and scholarships to help rural Australians realise their potential through education, make a difference in their community and achieve their ambitions. Rural Scholarships are available to support individuals in NSW who demonstrate a passion for … Continue reading

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Eliza Star – A bright horizon for Eliza

As featured in The Country Web, No: 59 Edition  Eliza grew up on a mixed enterprise farm near the town of Carrathool, in NSW, and says the lack of female role models in the male-dominated field of agriculture initially put … Continue reading

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