Ros Press

General Manager

Definitely in the last 10 months I have spent more time in Brewarrina than I have at home. That would be no easy feat except for the way the community of Brewarrina has welcomed me and included me.

I have been involved in the rural industry since leaving school and Rural Merchandise has become a bit of a passion. I love solving problems and assisting customers to reach their goals. I also love fostering younger employees and seeing them grow to have the confidence and knowledge to be able to assist customers.

Being involved with Three Birds and a Bloke, organising the “Dry spell” respite events has bought me closer to the community and given me a broader understanding of farming in this area. Very different from where my experience has been around Oberon, Rockley, Young and Dubbo.

My husband and I have a small ASH stud and a few cows at Geurie and, in case you haven’t guessed, I am a very, very keen gardener. However, not a very good one when there isn’t any water in the dam.

Please come in to see myself, Tom and Kevina, even if you are just passing through. You can always have a cuppa or a chat. We would love to see you.

Don’t hesitate to give me a call at any time on 0427 704 457. I am quite happy to take calls after shop hours as I know many of you don’t get inside till then. Hope to talk to you soon and/or see you in the shop.

Email | Mobile 0427 704 457 |  PH (02) 6839 1844

Tom Styles

Senior Customer Service Officer

Hello to all Macdonald Rural friendly and valued customers. Since I have been here for 12 months now I thought I’d give you all a little bit  of an update on how life in Brewarrina has been for me.

Over 12 months ago I thought I needed a change from the job I was in and decided I wanted to do something completely different, to challenge myself and obtain new skills to help get me through this thing we call life. When I first found out I had the job at Macdonald Rural, I’m not going to lie, I was a little nervous moving to a whole new town and new job not knowing very many people and completely out of my comfort zone. Twelve months later and here we are. I’m living in a small community full of friendly people who have been very helpful and supportive and I also enjoy my job learning new things every day.

Some of you may wonder why you don’t see me around much on weekends and this is because most weekends I travel back to Forbes to my family’s farm to help out as much as possible, especially in these dry times. If I’m not doing that then I will most likely be fishing on the Barwon.

And that’s the way the cookie crumbles here at Macdonald Rural and I look forward to seeing you all in the shop or around town. Thank you, Thomas


Email |  PH (02) 6839 1844