Tag Archives: rural communities

Engage Ag – creating opportunities for a career in agriculture

By Sandra Ireson As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Can communities stop younger generations from leaving town and moving to the city? Sandra Ireson says you can; by providing young people with opportunities for hands-on skills development and … Continue reading

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From Lightning Ridge to Paris

Rebel Black, Lightning Ridge As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual My name is Rebel Black and I live in the outback opal mining town of Lightning Ridge, a unique and special place in western NSW, where opal miners … Continue reading

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Rural Resilience Program

By James Cleaver, Dubbo As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual The year is 1984 and my mother meets a young rugby player at Country Week at TG Millner Oval. By 1986 she’s left the unit in Paddington, got … Continue reading

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Fat bob and the blonde

Hello, I’m Miss Heather, or Miss H for short. So, who are Fat Bob and the Blonde? Well, Fat Bob is the Harley Davidson model I ride and I’m the peroxide enhanced blonde. To make things more interesting, I tow … Continue reading

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How to Boost your Coping Capacity

By Natalie Stockdale Having lived on the land for many years, enduring unprecedented droughts in one of Australia’s harshest climatic areas, I can truly empathise with the strain and pain associated with the drought. The tips shared below can help … Continue reading

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Vet by day – ‘Miss Vet’ the artist by night

By Jillian Kelly, Coonamble As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual I haven’t always wanted to be a vet. When I was small I wanted to be ‘a hairdresser like Aunty Wendy’, then as I grew older, a journalist, then … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures – Pip Smith

Pip Smith, Amber Smith and Pip’s father Marto volunteering at the St Mary’s Athletics carnival. What gave you the motivation/inspiration to become involved in the community? When my children were tiny I felt overwhelmed with domesticity – life felt like … Continue reading

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