Category Archives: stories

TUFF workshop helps young farmer re-balance busy life

By Ted O’Kane, Goulburn As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual To a casual observer, southern NSW beef and lamb producer, Michael Shannon, would seem to be riding high on a-once-in-a-lifetime wave of good seasons, high prices and great opportunities beyond … Continue reading

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Hayley’s ‘Big Sky’ ideas

by Hayley Purbrick, Big Sky Ideas As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual A finalist in the 2017 NSW-ACT Rural Women’s Award, Hayley Purbrick has a vision to create vibrant small town communities across regional NSW filled with people who think like entrepreneurs.  Through … Continue reading

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Latest issue of Country Web hot off the press

Our 64th issue of The Country Web explores the theme ‘connect and collaborate‘ and features stories about creating meaningful connections, mentoring, sharing wisdom, books and people that inspire others. In this issue we profile the 2017 NSW-ACT Rural Women’s Award … 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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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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Celebrating courage, celebrating seasons

By Stephanie Dale, Byron Bay As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual It was the middle of a New England springtime, mid-November 2015; Liz Chappell cast her eyes around the visitors in her garden—570 of them, over two days. They … Continue reading

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Women leaders: Mona Shindy

Mona Shindy is not the typical privileged white corporate success story.
Captain Mona Shindy has seen 26 years’ service in the Royal Australian Navy. She has won numerous awards and achieved seniority in an organisation not traditionally given to promoting women. Mona immigrated from Egypt when she was three-years-old, and is rightly proud of the success and the she has found in Australia. Continue reading

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Robyn’s story: From grub to butterfly

By Robyn Warwick, Narrabri As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual I am now a strong, independent woman that wears strong colours and had the nerve to paint my house purple, when the norm was green, cream and white. But I wasn’t … Continue reading

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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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