Category Archives: Volunteering

Six women from the Upper Hunter join the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll

Hidden Treasures is an annual initiative of the Department of Primary Industries’ Rural Women’s Network which recognises the outstanding efforts of women volunteers in NSW and promotes the valuable role of volunteering to the community.  This week we pay tribute to six … Continue reading

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Meet Cooma’s 2018 Hidden Treasure – Jasmin Statham-Smith

Hidden Treasures is an annual initiative of the Department of Primary Industries’ Rural Women’s Network which recognises the outstanding efforts of women volunteers in NSW and promotes the valuable role of volunteering to the community.  Each week, this blog will pay tribute … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures Honour Roll recognises SES volunteers

In 2016 State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers Vicki  Blinman and Robyn Styles were recognised  for years of service by their community and inducted into the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.  Here are their stories (you can nominate your hidden treasure at  2018 … Continue reading

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Dubbo’s hidden treasure – Natalie Bramble

2016 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll inductee, Natalie Bramble grew up in family businesses with parents who believed in contributing to the community through volunteering and sponsorship efforts. Since her move to Dubbo in 1997, Natalie has been actively involved in supporting … Continue reading

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Women in the community – Wirrinya recognises their Hidden Treasure.

In 2017 Nadine Mattiske was inducted into the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll for her community service to the Wirrinya community. Nadine is an unsung hero of the tiny community of Wirrinya, although she’s quick to point out that she’s a member … Continue reading

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Women who make our communities a better place to live.

There are countless  women who dedicate their time to crucial community groups and charities such as emergency services, the arts, environment, social justice, education sport organisations,and so many others within rural and regional communities. The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll was … Continue reading

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Nominate your Hidden Treasures for the 2018 Honour Roll

  Do you know a rural woman who makes your community a better place to live? Nominations are now open for the 2018 NSW Hidden Treasures Honour Roll which recognises the outstanding efforts of women volunteers. Rural Women’s Network Project … Continue reading

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Connecting through Pizza

by Sophie Hansen, Lidster As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. There’s a wood-fired oven at our local community hall. Most of the year it sits quiet and cold but every now and then we get together to hold … Continue reading

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Daring to dream: Maddie Cook

As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. Maddie Cook grew up on a farm in central west NSW. After finishing school she moved to Canberra and completed a double degree in Graphic Design and Advertising & Marketing Communication at Canberra … Continue reading

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A monument to Cathcart’s community spirit

by Ted O’Kane, Goulburn As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. If it were not for its eye catching lolly pink exterior and matching burgundy roof, the Cathcart War Memorial Hall might go unnoticed by travellers to the historic grazing … Continue reading

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