8:00pm – Tuesday, April 17 on ABC1
Country Town Rescue is the compelling story of how ordinary Australians come together to save the small rural town of Trundle, whose falling population threatens its very existence.
But Trundle isn’t going down without a fight. Town members have heard about a scheme that just might work for them. The idea is simple. Rent out some of the abandoned farmhouses for just a dollar a week and attract new families to the town. They call it ‘Trundle Tree Change’.
After many years of drought, 2011 is a bumper year for Trundle. But with the rains comes another problem… a mouse plague.
For the Guerkes, it’s the first decent rain since their landlord gave them a new water tank. But they’re still not happy and have been offered another farmhouse from a local family aware of their woes. It seems everyone in town knows they’re moving except their original landlords.
Nabih Elemam and single mother, Donna Roberts are having a crack at a rural skills course. Donna scores a job as a farmhand, but Nabih’s hopes to start a halal meat market are now looking less likely with meat prices at a record high.
Jo and Andrew Gallen celebrate the news of an impending birth… but it’s also an anxious time for the couple who lost a child two and a half years ago. At the pub, cook Jo faces competition when Kylie Guerke scores two nights a week cooking Thai. But will this be one cook too many.
When 3-year-old, Carlo Moore’s asthma worsens due to seasonal changes, his mum and dad, Claire and Tony face the tough decision. Should they stay or should they go?