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Rural Women NZ calls for extra mirrors on school buses

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 2:12 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women NZ urges bus companies to follow the lead of Ritchies Transport, which installed extra mirrors on its buses following the 2012 death of a five year old West Coast boy after he was dropped off a school bus operated by the company. More >>

International Year of Family Farming Roadshow kicks off

Friday, 21 March 2014, 4:03 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

Four South Island towns will be celebrating the International Year of Family Farming next week, as the Rural Women NZ roadshow series gets underway. Three North Island events will follow in early April. More >>

Growing Dynamic Leaders with Rural Women NZ

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 1:42 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

Eleven women from around New Zealand arrive in Wellington today for the start of a three day leadership course co-ordinated by Rural Women NZ and sponsored by Landcorp. More >>

Rural Women New Zealand forge ahead with plans

Monday, 27 January 2014, 4:13 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women NZ is forging ahead with plans to celebrate the UN International Year of Family Farming 2014. More >>

Three Christmas Wishes from Rural Women New Zealand

Monday, 16 December 2013, 3:59 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

It’s OK to ask for help – 2013 has been a year when pressures and anxiety levels of rural and farming life attracted close attention, says Rural Women NZ National President, Wendy McGowan. “From January we begin a rural letterbox sticker campaign ... More >>

Three Christmas Wishes from Rural Women New Zealand

Monday, 16 December 2013, 3:57 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

1 . It’s OK to ask for help – 2013 has been a year when pressures and anxiety levels of rural and farming life attracted close attention, says Rural Women NZ National President, Wendy McGowan. “From January we begin a rural letterbox sticker campaign ... More >>

Patience Needed for Long and Winding Roads

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 2:56 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women New Zealand urges drivers to exercise patience when travelling into the countryside this holiday period. “Common sense can fly out the car window when families are faced with long, hot journeys on unfamiliar roads”, says RWNZ National ... More >>

Rural Women NZ elects new national president

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 2:37 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

Wendy McGowan has been elected as the new national president of Rural Women New Zealand. Her success was announced at the organisation’s AGM held in Wellington today, attended by 80 members from around the country. More >>

Rural Women NZ helps launch Year of Family Farming 2014

Friday, 22 November 2013, 4:21 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women New Zealand played a leading role in today’s launch at Parliament of the International Year of Family Farming 2014 (IYFF 2014), to coincide with the global launch at the United Nations headquarters in New York. More >>

Rural Women NZ happy rural delivery service uncompromised

Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 2:14 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women New Zealand applauds today's announcement that the special significance of the rural delivery service has been recognised in the New Zealand Post 2013 Deed of Understanding. More >>

New kids on the block take out Journalism Award

Monday, 21 October 2013, 4:55 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

The joint winners of this year’s Rural Women NZ Journalism award are Sarah Perriam and Tony Glynn of Rural Media. More >>

International Day of Rural Women - 15 October

Monday, 14 October 2013, 3:11 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

Tomorrow, 15 October, marks the International Day of Rural Women, a United Nations day that recognises the contribution of women in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating poverty. More >>

Rural women to call for govt action at ACWW world conference

Friday, 13 September 2013, 2:46 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

Seven Rural Women New Zealand members, including national president Liz Evans, are set to leave for Chennai in India tomorrow for the 27th Triennial Conference of the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW). More >>

Cantabrians still need our support, says Rural Women NZ

Friday, 6 September 2013, 2:25 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

As we pass the third anniversary of the Canterbury earthquake on 4 September 2010, Rural Women New Zealand says government support services and community groups must continue to focus on those who are still suffering disruption, stress and heartache ... More >>

Record number of Rural Women members in local elections

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 3:01 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

A record number of Rural Women NZ members are standing in this year’s local elections, motivated by the need for better understanding by councils and District Health Boards of the challenges facing rural communities. More >>

Prostate cancer fundraising in full swing

Monday, 2 September 2013, 2:55 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

‘Blue September’ is giving an added boost to Rural Women New Zealand’s six month long Y Front Up to Prostate Cancer campaign , with members holding a range of events around the country. More >>

Trial of 20K signs on school buses aims to save lives

Friday, 30 August 2013, 3:31 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

In a bid to get drivers to slow down, 30 school buses in mid-Canterbury have been fitted with illuminated flashing 20km/h signs - the legal speed limit when passing a stationary school bus. More >>

Variety in Rural Women NZ workshops for Adult Learners’ Week

Monday, 26 August 2013, 1:59 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women New Zealand members have wholeheartedly embraced Adult Learners’ Week, organising many exciting learning events to be held during September in rural communities around the country. More >>

Rural Women New Zealand Journalism Award entries open

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 3:06 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

Entries are now open for the Rural Women New Zealand Journalism Award 2013, which will be presented at the NZ Guild of Agricultural Journalists Awards in Wellington on 18 October. More >>

Boarding allowance changes welcomed by Rural Women NZ

Wednesday, 3 July 2013, 4:45 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women New Zealand welcomes the announcement of new boarding allowances for geographically isolated students and others who experience significant barriers to achievement at their local school. More >>

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