Archive for June, 2014

A helping hand is on its way

A helping hand is on its way

Outback Links is back in operation this month with volunteers ready to hit the road and lend a helping hand to families in the bush. Outback Links matches volunteers with families in remote Australia to provide hands-on help when it is needed most, be it during harvest or muster, after drought or flood or simply …

Work Party Rules

Work Party Rules

If you think the teams competing on TV’s House Rules pull off some amazing house transformations, you should meet the Work Party in the Pilbara this week! Bendigo couple Marion and Laurie Anderson and Don Horsburgh from Lang Lang near Melbourne have travelled 5000km across the country to give their time, skills and hard yakka …

A Gem of Andamooka

A Gem of Andamooka

When you’ve been around for as long as Diane Bilka as a nurse in remote Australia, you can safely say that she’s pretty much seen it all. Diane is Frontier Services longest serving nurse, working at Andamooka health clinic in South Australia. She can tell a tale or two about her experiences, both good and …

A night to remember

A night to remember

The ladies and gents from Port Macquarie Uniting Church turned out in their finest at a Soirée specially organised to boost funds for the soon to be relaunched Outback Links program. Organisers Geoff and Roz Bond say the inspiration behind “A Night to Remember” was to celebrate and remember the extraordinary time volunteers have spent …