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A Century old Chapel, flowers, and snow-capped hills.

How this couple’s mountain-change inspired an innovative business vision   Veteran event organisers, Dezley and her chef husband Michael have endured all the industry has to throw at them the past 28 years. From the non-stop buzz of high-end weddings in Noosa, to the heart-wrenching cancellation and of all events in Melbourne’s COVID-19 shutdown, the couple has had their passion rekindled thanks to their recent Country Change...

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Is the Great Australian Dream more achievable since the Coronavirus pandemic?

  Live your dream in Greater Hume Of the many ‘new normals’ in a post-Covid world, working remotely definitely seems to be one of the more positive. Many city dwellers have found that they can achieve even more than just the ‘Great Australian Dream’ of buying their own home, by moving to regional Australia and enjoying their very own Country Change.   It’s now easier than ever to...

Brewing up a great life in the Riverina

Business and lifestyle opportunities filter through to all in the Cootamundra-Gundagai Shire   After meeting in Ireland in 2008, Ossie Campbell spent four years chasing Diana, the girl of his dreams, around Europe; cleverly disguised as working and travelling. Eventually, they settled down together in Krakow, Poland; Diana’s home country. Now married and living in Australia, Diana and Osborne (Ossie) Campbell own Cootamundra’s Dusty Road Coffee Roasters...

From local labourer to Leeton local government

Riverina Country Changer’s four decades of service   A Country Change stands the test of time Proving that making a Country Change is not just a new phenomenon, Leeton Mayor, Paul Maytom, moved from Newcastle to this vibrant Riverina Shire in 1967. Growing industrialisation in New South Wales’ port city was evident even in the '60s. The increased hustle and bustle presented enough of a reason for Paul...

Unexpected opportunities in Riverina towns highlight the benefits of regional living

Lifelong learning allows Lockhart local to find new drive   An abundance of advantages weighed the scales heavily in favour of a Country Change to Lockhart for Jon Bartolo and his family. “It was amazing how many boxes this town ticks!” he said.   Lockhart – a Country Changer’s Goldmine Lockhart Shire truly is a Country Changer’s gold mine. Under the guise of a quiet quintessential country town, Lockhart...

Affordable living in the country leads to creative change in the Riverina

The benefits of entrepreneurship in a Connected Lifestyle Region   Temora – the Friendly Shire There’s a common misconception that you need to be born in an area to be considered a ‘local’, but this couldn’t be further from the truth in Temora. Whether you’ve spent your whole life there, are a Country Changer or a Regional Returner, you’ll always be made to feel like a local....

Propagating a Greater Hume tree change with an award-winning nursery

Happiness and horticulture in Holbrook   The rolling green hills, clean air, thriving livestock and flourishing crops in the town of Holbrook, in the Riverina’s Greater Hume, ticked all the boxes for Tim and Kelly Glass’ Country Change.   Moving from city hustle to leafy rustle  After years of running on the corporate treadmill in Melbourne, the couple wanted more influence on their lifestyle and a more suitable future...

Welcoming generations of families and businesses.

Cootamundra - where you can have a life, not just earn a living.   [caption id="attachment_6252" align="alignleft" width="420"] Nina, Luke and Austin[/caption] Originally based in Canberra, Nina and Luke Piotrowicz had built themselves a good life in the nation’s capital, taking advantage of everything the city offered. But after a time, the high mortgage, ever-increasing fees and continual parking charges began to overtake the enjoyment of the...

Leeton – A Great Place to Stay.

How to make a Country Change, work   With a population of just over eleven-thousand*, you might be tempted to think of this place as ‘just another country town’ to pass through on your way to somewhere else. But Leeton has plenty of reasons for you to stick around.   Wayne and Mia Bond liked this Riverina township so much they stayed. And as owners of the Leeton...

What’s great about living in the Riverina?

The benefits of country living in review.   2019 was a big year for the Riverina in many positive ways, so for this month, we’d like to take you on a journey of all the great stories, people and triumphs we have covered on Country Change.   Housing It’s no secret that the cost of living in metro areas is at least double the cost of living in regional...