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A life-changing tree change

Gundagai Teaching transfer: Their best move yet   Rebekah Douglas had little say in where she would be placed when she finished her Masters in Teaching. In fact, her and her partner’s tree change decision was made for them – and they couldn’t be happier. “Teaching in a country town, in comparison to metropolitan schools, is unique. As a teacher in small country community, you are much...

There’s a lot to love when you follow your heart to country New South Wales

Narrandera - the true ‘heart’ of the Riverina Narrandera has long been heralded as the heart of New South Wales’ Riverina region. However, it’s not just the town’s geographical location or position along the Murrumbidgee River that affords it this title. The welcoming locals, supportive community groups and beautiful natural landscapes help swell the heart of this town and all who visit.   Follow your heart to...

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...

Take your job on a Country Change

Maintaining ideal lifestyles while retaining optimal employment in the beautiful Riverina Making a tree change is a lovely notion; however, practicalities of employment can be a dampener. Thankfully, the growing trend of ‘taking your job with you’ is enabling both the young and the experienced to make a Country Change much sooner.  For many young professionals, moving between companies to gain experience and promotion is not...

10 Top Reasons for a Country Change to the Riverina 

Benefits of Regional Living over City Life It's not surprising that many Country Changers report similar benefits when discussing their move to the Riverina. Affordability and work-life balance are very high on the list of advantages. At the same time, the beautiful natural landscapes and agricultural bounties are the icing on the cake. Here we'll cover the top ten benefits that the Riverina provides for...

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...

Tumbarumba: a place to call home no matter where you’re from

Snowy Valleys: a place to call home no matter where you’re from

Opportunity plus contribution equal fulfilment   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYQXR_JU-tg&feature=youtu.be[/embed]   For the Southwell family, a toddler and a newborn were no barrier to making a Country Change from the coastal city of Batemans Bay. Having both grown up in regional areas, Tom and Helle Southwell were keen to make a move that would give their boys the same lifestyle and opportunities they enjoyed growing up.   [gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="6292"]   A perfect place...

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...