Category Archives: The Country Web

Ionian Club provides friendship for women on the move

by Chris Hindmarsh, Ionian Club Orange President. As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. The Ionian Club is a network of clubs for women who are, or have been, newly arrived in an area and appreciate the friendship and … Continue reading

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Building your Brains-trust

by Pip Job, Business & Social Resilience, Department of Primary Industries. As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. Have you ever heard the saying ‘the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts’? Or how about … 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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2017 female ambassador for ag show movement

As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual Fourteen finalists competed for the title of The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl 2017. These young women were a mix of medical and business students, teachers, volunteers and science graduates. Their interests covered many … Continue reading

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Art Connections: helping people with dementia

Contributed by Maryanne Jaques, Arts OutWest. As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual An innovative arts program is helping people with dementia to connect and participate at Catholic Healthcare’s Jemalong Residential Village in Forbes NSW. Jemalong is home for up … Continue reading

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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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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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