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PROFILE: Black Gate Distillery, Mendooran

Mendooran’s Black Gate Distillery is a boutique operation which was established by husband and wife team Brian and Genise Hollingworth in 2009. The first of its kind in Central West NSW, the distillery has a tranquil bushland setting where a range of Single Malt Whisky and Dark Rum is made using traditional methods and high quality ingredients. Producing 3000 litres…

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Profile: NDF Ag Design

Founded in 2001 by Dale Foster, NDF is an innovative agricultural business known for the manufacturing of high quality zero till disc planters. The disc planters are designed unique to the consumer, promising the preservation of ground moisture, no disturbance to the top soil and improved germination. The Narromine-based business started as a small-scale operation and years later now employs…


​ Apprentices to benefit from intensive training

A new mentoring program offered by the Federal Government aims to improve apprenticeship completion rates by offering a positive incentive to apprentices in industries undergoing structural change. The Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices (SMAA) program aims to build on support offered by the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network and increase retention and completion rates. Mentoring services will be provided to apprentices…