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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...

Country Change Lockhart Railway Hotel

Building resilience & business acumen in the country

How a tree change can create 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 into. What they didn’t realise when they chose Lockhart in the Riverina, was that they were unlocking a world of opportunity and that the community would play a strong role...

Country Change Arbour And Ivy Flowers Kerry Leeton

Life in Leeton

Integrating heart, home and happiness Kerry Cornes has worn many hats in her lifetime, across many industries. From floristry, working in banking, airlines, admin, reservations, snow ski resort customer service and even a dump truck operator in the mines, none have compared to the newest hat she has donned in her new town, Leeton. Moving from Eleebana, Lake Macquarie in 2019 with her husband and two...

NEW COUNTRY CHANGE 2022 MAGAZINE OUT NOW!

Country Change is excited to launch the Autumn 2022 edition of our magazine! The magazine showcases local Riverina tree changer experiences and promotes the key benefits of choosing this great region as a new home base. The Autumn 2022 Country Change magazine is a collaborative publication under the Country Change campaign, led by Regional Development Australia (RDA), Riverina. The program raises awareness of the region to...

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Phillip Thompson and son Wagga Wagga

Returning to the heartland

How Wagga’s pull was too much to ignore Ask any parent, and most will say their prime focus in life is to ensure their children are happy, safe and have a great range of experiences to help them thrive.   For Phillip Thompson, this was his key focus when he moved his family to Wagga Wagga in the Riverina, in 2017. “Our main motivation was that we wanted...

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...

Henty: A little patch of paradise

What single life is really like in a country town Very few single people can say they have enjoyed the forced lockdowns of the past year, except maybe Helen Sanderson . Helen (35) bought her dream home in Henty in Greater Hume in the Riverina (southern New South Wales), in 2021 after hunting all over the region for 12 months. “It’s the best decision I’ve ever...