Category Archives: stories

Tips for talking to someone you’re worried about

Source: Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP)  As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual We all know someone who has experienced a mental health issue. It might be your father, a neighbour, your bank manager, your best friend’s daughter, … Continue reading

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Men’s matters: How to avoid being a victim of change

Dr John Ashfield PhD, Australian Institute of Male Health & Studies. As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual …change can turn out to be a real tonic. It can lift us out of a rut and present us with an … 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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2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Finalist: Sandra Ireson

We are happy to introduce you to the third of our four amazing Finalists for the 2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. Sandra Ireson is from the Riverina town of Booligal in NSW. She has a keen interest in developing … Continue reading

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Families in recovery: Are you struggling with a loved one’s use of alcohol or drugs?

Are you struggling with a loved one’s use of alcohol or other drugs? Do you want to live without the chaos? Anne Leigh from Families in Recovery shares her strategies for dealing with the situation in a healthy and productive way. Continue reading

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Communities in focus: Create a positive future for your family farming business

By Pip Job, Department of Primary Industries. As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual When I speak to farming families, I am often asked for advice or insights relating to succession planning. More often than not, people wish to share their … Continue reading

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+From small beginnings

Two passionate rural women, Miriam Miller and Jacqui Thompson, have created a craft revival trend and become part of a vibrant international community that has brought the world to them as well as opened doors to take their skills and knowledge out into the world. Continue reading

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Letting go to make room for something new

As a midwife I became skilled at intuitively recognising when a women was entering the transition phase of labour. In some cases the well-established rhythm of contractions and rest pause, the stillness allowing deeper rest with time to regroup and reposition in preparation for the birth. In other cases a crescendo occurs, if not harnessed it can lead to an unwanted obstructed labour. It is meant to be transitory this place between the pain of labour and birth. As in birthing, so in life, we are not created to remain stuck in transition but rather to harness the strength of change to allow a new transformation. Of course this is made easier if the change is chosen, the transition well supported and room has been made for the newness to be embraced. Continue reading

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Local is Lovely: St Joseph’s Kitchen Garden

St Joseph’s is a small school in the Central Western town of Molong. And its new kitchen garden is nourishing its 50-plus students on every level. Jane Shannon, the woman who drove the whole thing, provides some fantastic advice on how you can do something similar at your school. Continue reading

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