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A young Narrandera businessman’s country change to home   When Patrick Dawson left Narrandera in regional New South Wales as a determined 18-year-old law student, he thought it would be for good. Nine years later, he returned. A decision that propelled his career exponentially….   Patrick’s plan was laid out perfectly in his head the day he left his family home. Work hard, enjoy the beach - and...

Lockhart Shire’s go-getting businesses using digital technology to create, connect and conquer!

The small country town opening global doors   Head 520 kilometres south-west of Sydney and you’ll find an emerging powerhouse of connected and thriving businesses. Despite having a population of just 3,200, Lockhart Shire entrepreneurs are fired up to outperform city-based competitors and step onto a global stage. In fact, the region is an incubator for small business.   Bernard Salt addresses benchmarks for regional prosperity and social...

Temora: A place where people and businesses thrive

How a move to the country could be the best decision for your future   Renowned nationally as the friendliest town in NSW, Temora is also a place where you can thrive.   It has all the perks of country living. No long commutes, asupportive and welcoming community, medical services and great schools. And you don’t have to be a millionaire to own a home. But Temora offers much...

Temora: Small town, big heart

What it’s really like living in ‘The Friendliest Town’   Proclaimed ‘The Friendliest Town in NSW’ in 2005 by Pat Shiel, Editor of Column 8 in the Sydney Morning Herald, Temora Shire has continued to live up to the legend - so much so that the story of how it happened is almost inscribed in local folklore 14 years on. This well-deserved title was bestowed upon Temora...

Dream big. Plan smart. Why Griffith businesses are set for success

Boredom in the country - not an option Why Griffith is the place for business growth and beauty We have a myth to dispel and it may shock you. Country life is far from boring. In fact, if you choose it, your life and career, could get a ‘big buzz’ injection. So let us introduce you to Griffith.   Griffith is a thriving regional city in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation...

Lockhart is open for business!

Why now is the perfect time to do business in the country. If you’ve been looking for the perfect time and place to launch your business idea, it’s time to take a closer look at Lockhart Shire. The Shire consists of the township of Lockhart, and the smaller villages of The Rock, Yerong Creek, Pleasant Hills and Milbrulong. Nestled comfortably between Wagga Wagga and the twin...

Coolamon Shire: The Best of Both Worlds

Are you a wannabe Country-changer? Maybe you’ve been doing the research about making a Country Change, but you’re not quite ready to give up your city creature comforts just yet? Well, while you’re slugging away on your city mortgage, let us open the door to a place where the home loan repayments are less than half that of Sydneysiders’ (and no, it’s not somewhere over...

Live rich and stress less?

Riverina Living: It’s like having another income without the extra job   Between 2011 and 2016, more than 4000 people relocated to the Riverina. The combination of a great lifestyle, very affordable housing, and ample employment and business opportunities is clearly very attractive. The difference in the cost of living between the Riverina and the rest of the country is really quite drastic, with median house...

Calling All Entrepreneurs

Thriving region leaves gap wide open for job seekers and entrepreneurs If you think about the kinds of business and employment opportunities in regional Australia, what comes to mind? Selling apples from the trees on your property? Farming livestock and produce? This association is totally understandable, as the Startup world, innovation and entrepreneurship are all synonymous with big, bustling cities, and go hand-in-hand with a...

Community Spirit is the Backbone of the Riverina

Moving away from friends, family and social groups in your city can be quite daunting, especially if you’re moving away from the place you grew up in. No matter how attractive the Riverina lifestyle is, the thought of socially starting over can be very stressful, and is often what prevents people from deciding to make the move. What’s surprising though, is that new residents of...