Wednesday, 12 December 2012
High Court ruling over Salisbury School good news for rural students
Rural Women New Zealand welcomes the news that Nelson’s Salisbury residential school for girls with special needs looks set to remain open next year, following yesterday’s High Court ruling overturning the Government’s plans to close it at the end of the school term.
Friday, 7 September 2012
Electricity lines charge increases would hurt rural customers says Rural Women NZ
The possibility of further increases in electricity line charges, as signalled in a recent Commerce Commission report, would have a negative impact on rural families and small businesses, says Rural Women New Zealand.
Monday, 3 September 2012
Rural Women urges further investigation into 'white space'broadband technology
A report on the use of new 'white space' technology, which has the potential to provide inexpensive, high-speed broadband for remote areas, has been welcomed by Rural Women New Zealand as a possible solution for consumers unable to benefit from the Rural Broadband Initiative.
Saturday, 18 August 2012
Rural Women NZ calls for rural focus in medical Voluntary Bonding Scheme review
Rural Women New Zealand is calling for more transparency around the number of doctors, midwives and nursing graduates working in rural communities under the Voluntary Bonding Scheme, which gives financial incentives to health professionals who agree to work in hard-to-staff areas.
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
North Island rural schools gardening grants up for grabs
Rural Women New Zealand is teaming up with Farmlands to give away gardening grants to six lucky North Island rural primary schools.
Thursday, 14 June 2012
Give disused rural schools back to the community, urges Rural Women New Zealand
Rural Women New Zealand is calling on the Minister of Education to gift or lease closed rural schools to local communities, and has requested a meeting with Minister Hekia Parata to discuss the proposal.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Rural Women NZ announces winners of the Enterprising Rural Women Award 2012
Rural Women New Zealand is delighted to announce the winners of the RWNZ Enterprising Rural Women Award 2012, following an award ceremony at the opening of the Rural Women NZ national conference in Hawera this evening.
Monday, 2 April 2012
Strong contenders for Enterprising Rural Women Award 2012
Sixteen exciting and innovative businesses are in the line up for the Rural Women New Zealand Enterprising Rural Women Award 2012.
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
New cookbook and growing guide from Rural Women New Zealand
There’s a real revival of interest in ‘growing your own’, knowing where your food comes from and what it contains.
Saturday, 14 January 2012
Award entries now open for women in rural businesses
With Christmas over now’s a prime time to focus on goals for 2012.
Monday, 14 November 2011
Rural Women NZ says time to bring back Minister of Rural Affairs
Rural Women New Zealand welcomes news that the re-appointment of a Minister of Rural Affairs is back on the political agenda.
Thursday, 10 November 2011
New report supports RWNZ's call for 20kmh flashing signs for school buses
Rural Women New Zealand’s push for 20kmh flashing signs to be fitted to all school buses got a boost last week with the release by the New Zealand Transport Agency of new research that shows encouraging driver reaction to the signs.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Rural Women New Zealand promotes body art for Breast Cancer Action Month
Rural Women New Zealand is boldly fronting up to Breast Cancer Action Month, promoting body art to remind women of all ages to regularly examine themselves and to stay alert to any changes in their breast health.
Sunday, 2 October 2011
Tonga shock France, but Les Bleus progress
Tonga produced the shock of the tournament so far by beating France 19-14 in their final Pool A match at the Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday.
Saturday, 10 September 2011
Martin Johnson and English rugby team presented with aftersocks during goodwill visit to Christchurch
English rugby team members will have a special souvenir of Christchurch to take home with them after they were presented with Rural Women New Zealand's aftersocks™ during a goodwill visit to the city yesterday.
Saturday, 3 September 2011
Time to introduce 20kmh school bus signs says Rural Women New Zealand
Rural Women New Zealand applauds Transport Minister Steven Joyce’s decision to accept our recommendation and extend the 20kmh speed limit past school buses to 20 seconds before and after a school bus has stopped if the bus is displaying a flashing sign.
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Rural Women New Zealand teams up with The Warehouse
Calls for help from the Christchurch Women's Refuge and the eastern suburb of Dallington's Community Hub have resulted in Rural Women New Zealand national office successfully teaming up with The Warehouse to provide a donated supply of warm pyjamas, children’s underwear, bed socks and hot water bottles.
Saturday, 4 June 2011
'Women on the Land' Writing Competition - entries open
Do you have an inspiring story to tell or a poem to share about New Zealand farming women and their lives, either now or from the past?
South Canterbury members of Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) are putting together a collection of writing with the theme “Women on the Land”, and are running a competition to find winning pieces to include.
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Marlborough cheese maker announced as Supreme winner in RWNZ Enterprising Rural Women Award 2011
A Marlborough tourism business that has morphed into a complete rural experience has taken top honours in the Rural Women New Zealand Enterprising Rural Women Award 2011.
Monday, 16 May 2011
Rural Women New Zealand recognised for innovative breast cancer fundraising
Rural Women New Zealand has been recognised for the runaway success of its Let’s Get Plastered for Breast Cancer campaign, at the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand Fundraising Excellence Awards 2011.
Rural Women New Zealand applauds Freedom Camping Bill
Rural Women New Zealand is delighted to see results from its repeated calls for tighter controls on freedom campers, with the announcement of the new Freedom Camping Bill yesterday.
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
RWNZ Enterprising Rural Women Award 2011 winners announced
Rural Women New Zealand is delighted to announce the North and South Island winners in the RWNZ Enterprising Rural Women Award 2011.
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Rural Women New Zealand welcomes Rural Broadband Initiative announcement
Rural Women New Zealand congratulations Telecom and Vodafone on today’s announcement that the Government will run with their bid under the Rural Broadband Initiative.
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Judges announced for RWNZ Enterprising Rural Women Award 2011
The great diversity of rural businesses will present a challenge for the judges in the upcoming RWNZ Enterprising Rural Women Award 2011, but it's a challenge they will relish.