Tag Archives: Australia

If you aren’t plugged into ourcommunity.com you are missing out BIG TIME on useful info.

The first edition of Our Community Matters newsletter for 2013 is out and is full of news, views and capacity-building for not-for-profit groups and schools. Highlights include: Johnny Farnham Eat Your Heart Out: Communities in Control is back! What’s in … Continue reading

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Pat Rodd, Tumut’s Hidden Treasure: “I will keep volunteering for as long as I can”

Guest writer: Kirsty Roche Tumut and Adleong Times. One of Tumut’s favourite volunteers, Pat Rodd, has been included in the Department of Primary Industry Hidden Treasures Honour Roll for 2012. The honour roll acknowledges the important volunteer roles women play within NSW … Continue reading

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If you think you’re having a bad day – watch Janine Shepherd and be inspired!

Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal — until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, … Continue reading

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Scholarship: $5,000/yr for students studying ag degrees @uni close 1 Feb

A Government-run scholarship is offering first-year university students $5,000 per annum if they study an agriculture-related degree. The Horizon Scholarship is an initiative of the Rural Industries R&D Corporation in partnership with industry sponsors and not only offers students financial … Continue reading

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‘Daring to Dream 2’ stories of rural women now available to download from ibooks for $5.99

The NSW Rural Women’s Network’s Daring to Dream 2 is a tribute to the many women from rural, regional and remote backgrounds who have dared to follow a passion, overcome challenges and make their goals a reality. Their stories display … Continue reading

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Stories of NSW rural women from 2012 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll captured by the media

This year’s Honour Roll celebrates 126 inspiring women nominated from a range of services such as Red Cross, the Cancer Council, Hospital Auxiliaries, Bush Fire Brigades, Meals on Wheels, Rescue Services and business communities. Their stories reveal just some of … Continue reading

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What you said: Results of the 2012 rural women’s ‘snapshot’ issues survey

A short online survey was conducted by open invitation through the Rural Women’s Network’s Rural Email List (REL), to Twitter/Blog subscribers and Country Web readers. The aim was to gather some specific ‘intelligence’ from a random sample. Respondents were invited … Continue reading

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Come join us in Scone for the next NSW Rural Women’s Gathering 25-27 October 2013

Today I am handing over to my guest blogger, Caroline Hayes, Vice Chair of the 2013 NSW Rural Women’s Gathering Committee. 2013 Gathering Committee drumming as part of the closing ceremony at Parkes Well, what a fabulous weekend we have … Continue reading

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RIRDC Award open to NSW/ACT women involved in ag, primary industries/resource development

  MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 19 September 2012 NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR RURAL WOMEN’S AWARD Announcing nominations open for Australia’s leading rural women’s award, Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson has urged people to remember that agribusiness and natural resource management leaders … Continue reading

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Rural women’s ‘place stories’ from River of Life conference… come take a peek!

This Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women’s (QRRRWN) recent River of Life History Project which began at the St George conference aims to collect women’s voices online. By gathering stories of rural women’s achievements and successes we can inspire each … Continue reading

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