HELPING hands came from an unexpected place for a local farmer this week, with city-slickers ditching their suits and office chairs for a pair of gloves and wire cutters. Nine workers from global software company IRESS made the journey from their CBD offices to John Bertram’s Mt Sylvia farm on Wednesday as part of Rural
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Money raised at Newcastle Jockey Club’s Buy A Bale Hunter race day has transformed into loads of hay for struggling drought-stricken farmers. The first truck load was delivered to Martindale, west of Denman, on Thursday afternoon. HELP: A truck loads of hay from the Buy A Bale Hunter campaign. The race day, which was held in March,
Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale campaign has been delivering much needed hay to drought-stricken farmers right across the Hunter region, but now they need your help. There are around 100 truckloads of hay to be delivered to farmers who need it the most over the next month so the call is out to any truck
Caitlin Hipwell has donned her best boots – and a fancy dress – to help Hunter farmers. And the Maitland Showgirl is urging the Hunter to step up and do the same. YOUR CHANCE TO HELP: Maitland Showgirl Caitlin Hipwell will be on hand at the Rural Aid Black Tie and Boots Ball. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
The Country Women’s Association has long fought the battle for a fair go. And with the latest statistics showing more of the state is dipping into drought the group has called on the NSW government to act quickly to protect the food bowl. NSW CWA president Annette Turner put forward an emergency motion at their state conference
The Rural Aid Gift of Music program has started to deliver donated instruments from generous aussies to schools in need. Our first delivery was made to the Miles State School in South West Queensland. These beautiful instruments donated by supporters of the Gift of Music programme to Mr Stephen Bennett, Principal of Miles State School and Mrs.
A CHARITY dedicated to helping rural Australia has knocked on the door of a dairy farming family in Rochester. The family of four, who wish to remain anonymous, have ridden the extreme lows of the dairy industry over the last few years and were gobsmacked to be on the receiving end of a Farm Rescue
Rural Aid is set to attend the 2018 Australian National Beef Expo in Rockhampton, Queensland. As well as selling merchandise to help support our programs, we will be making sure to engage with as many farming families as possible, to help spread the word on what we can do to help during times of need.