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Bland Shire

From Wagga Wagga to West Wyalong

This country change family embraced a new community, a new baby and two new businesses!   For Mitch and Katie Glasgow, a move to the country was a pretty easy decision. After all, Mitch had grown up in Tullibigeal, a small rural community just outside the Bland Shire (and still has family in the area!), and Katie is from Tumut, a beautiful town in the western...

Spring Jam Wagga Wagga street stands photo from City Of Wagga Wagga

You’ll never get bored in The Riverina!

When you’ve lived in the country for long enough, you’re sure to have been asked this one question countless times. “Do you ever get bored?” is a common query from those caught up in the inner-city rat-race. But it’s also one of the biggest misconceptions about life in The Riverina. No, we don’t! In fact, The Riverina is jam-packed with bustling communities, friendly people and...

A Trip Down Tree Change Lane – Part Two!

A Trip Down Tree Change Lane - Part Two! Following on from last month’s review of the year that has been, let’s take another trip down ‘tree change lane’ and hear more from our newest passionate locals who found love, purpose and their forever homes.    Trekking Quests to Habitat Preservation City-lifers, David Bray and Louise Freckelton often spent their holidays escaping to the countryside. They loved walking...

A Trip Down Tree Change Lane

The past twelve months have been a rollercoaster however so many wonderful, inspiring stories of hope have emerged from the Riverina. Keep reading as we take a look back at some of these highlights and new locals.   LIFE-CHANGING OPPORTUNITIES When Navneet and Anju (Annie) Choujar were looking for a country change, high on their list of priorities was finding a business opportunity to sink their teeth...

Dr Wail – Australian Citizenship Ceremony in 2019

Overseas holidays and random opportunities

How destiny’s hand guided West Wyalong’s beloved doctor duo When a random holiday nearly ten years ago presented a chance to buy a medical practice, Dr Wail Waili and Dr Huda Matrook knew it was destiny’s hand guiding them on a new path. “Our move to Australia was totally unplanned,” said Dr Waili. “We came to Australia for a holiday. The only plan was to do a...

From Beach to Bland

A surprising family tree change From a cramped and ‘horrible’ two-bedder apartment in Sutherland Shire, to 2.5 acres and ‘chickens, veggies and fresh air’, Ryan and Holly Brooks now battle a different kind of bad neighbour and traffic jams. “When I lived in Sydney, my neighbours used to play loud music, bang the doors to their apartments at all hours, and could never take the bins...