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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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Recovering from Trauma Series FREE very useful practical resources

With all that has been going on we thought you may like to know about these free resources around dealing with trauma for children, adults and communities. The Recovering from Trauma Series is a three-part conversation between the wonderful Petrea … 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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An inspirational rural woman from Cooma who is building a successful business…

  One last little post… with Christmas approaching we stumbled upon this story in the Canberra Times of an inspirational rural woman from Cooma who is building a successful business… despite living in a small country town. We hope you enjoy it … 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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Missed the River of Life QRRRWN rural women’s gig? Here’s some personal insights

River of Life – create your own current Qld Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s conference (QRRRWN) 5-7 September 2012 in St George. Sonia Muir (NSW RWN) & Georgie Somerset (Chair QRRRWN) This was a joint conference of Queensland Rural, Regional and … Continue reading

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NSW #ruralwomen have your say today and tell us about your key rural women’s issues

Take the short NSW Rural Women’s Network survey by answering these three simple questions… http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BMZHML6 Thanks so much!  

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Ploughing new tracks take the rural assumptions quiz

     To bring about a paradigm shift in any culture we need to change assumptions and attitudes. (Jean Shinoda Bolen) Which of the following statements do you think are still seen as assumptions? ð    A farmer is the ‘man on … Continue reading

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The search is on for Hidden Treasures. Communities have eight weeks to nominate female rural volunteers

Nominate a friend, family member, colleague, community worker – any rural woman who you believe makes your community a better place to live. Hidden Treasures acknowledges the important volunteer roles women play within NSW rural communities. Nominating a rural woman … Continue reading

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