The rural wrap-up: Sunrise visit central west as drought continues

Each week we aim to bring you the latest rural stories that have been making news across western NSW.

There has been plenty happening this week in regional NSW, from a new mental health pilot project, to the Black Dog Ride and three major Australian charities launching state-wide drought appeals.

Project seeks to end the carnage:

Lifeline Central West has developed the Yarnup Confidential strategy, but to get the pilot project up and running it needs State and Federal government funding support.

Riders plea: Speak up, seek up:

Two motorcyclists currently on the Dubbo to Darwin Black Dog Ride trip are pleading to anyone struggling with mental health issues to talk about it and get help.

Sunrise visit drought stricken communities in central west NSW:

DROUGHT MESSAGES: Sunrise star Edwina Bartholomew is reporting from Mount Panorama. Photo: CHANNEL 7

DROUGHT MESSAGES: Sunrise star Edwina Bartholomew is reporting from Mount Panorama. Photo: CHANNEL 7

Sunrise host Edwina Bartholomew undertook a 1000 kilometre journey to “shine a real light” on the drought.

She visited Coonabarabran, Armatree, Come By Chance and Dubbo before finishing in Bathurst on Friday.

Carinda's Let’s Dance Festival is back for another year:

Up to 800 people are expected to attend the third annual Let’s Dance Carinda Festival.

Australian Red Cross launch month long drought appeal:

A dam in Coonabarabran. Photo: Peter Small.

A dam in Coonabarabran. Photo: Peter Small.

The leading humanitarian and community services charity, launched the appeal to help drought stricken farmers and communities.

Vinnies to provide immediate relief through food assistance and other household bill payments:

 MINI VINNIES: St Vincent de Paul Society young volunteers Inez Russell, Bronte Lawrence, Rohan and Mira Praveen love helping other people. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

MINI VINNIES: St Vincent de Paul Society young volunteers Inez Russell, Bronte Lawrence, Rohan and Mira Praveen love helping other people. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

The Society’s Drought Appeal will help those through three ways, which includes providing immediate relief through food assistance and other household bill payments.

Salvation Army Rural Chaplains visit drought affected farmers:

 Salvation Army Rural Chaplains Dianne and Rusty Lawson (pictured) are currently travelling to drought stricken communities in NSW. Photo: Photo: Peter Hardin.

Salvation Army Rural Chaplains Dianne and Rusty Lawson (pictured) are currently travelling to drought stricken communities in NSW. Photo: Photo: Peter Hardin.

Connecting with farmers and providing them support through the dry is the aim of Salvation Army Rural Chaplains Dianne and Rusty Lawson.

Victorian drought appeal drive to help farmers in New South Wales:

Rallying together: A community has seen how tough it is for farmers in NSW that htey have decided to lend a hand. Pictured are grain-fed merino sheep at Come By Chance near Walgett. Photo: PETER RAE

Rallying together: A community has seen how tough it is for farmers in NSW that htey have decided to lend a hand. Pictured are grain-fed merino sheep at Come By Chance near Walgett. Photo: PETER RAE

A Victorian community has seen the suffering farmers in New South Wales have gone through because of the drought and have dug deep to donate to a charity drive.

Destination Outback to raise funds for farmers, communities on rural trek:

Sandy Dunshea, Fortnum Financial Advisers, Michael Adams, Rotary Club of South Dubbo, Brett McCarthy, Destination Outback and Jeff Temesvary, Electrical Contractors. Photo: Taylor Jurd.

Sandy Dunshea, Fortnum Financial Advisers, Michael Adams, Rotary Club of South Dubbo, Brett McCarthy, Destination Outback and Jeff Temesvary, Electrical Contractors. Photo: Taylor Jurd.

More than 120 people from western NSW are currently taking part in a three thousand kilometre trek across the outback to raise money for various beneficiaries. 

Agent Bill Tatt discusses the latest industry news:

Stock and property: Bill Tatt reports it has been a long time since the industry saw this situation and as the drought continues, more pain could come. Photo: File.

Stock and property: Bill Tatt reports it has been a long time since the industry saw this situation and as the drought continues, more pain could come. Photo: File.

Has been a long time since the industry saw this type of situation arise and as the drought continues to bite, there could be more pain to come.