Rural Women

Links with women strengthened

Alliance director Dawn Sangster at the Lorneville meat plant in Invercargill.

Alliance meat processor sees women as key on-farm decision-makers and wants to improve their understanding of the co-operative.

Helping with leadership

CHALLENGED: Agri-Women’s Development Trust escalator programme graduate Andrea Murray, of New Plymouth.

A desire to help other women reach their potential motivates a vet to join a programme to develop her leadership skills.

Rural mum turns entrepreneur

Rural Southland woman Melanie McKenzie, a farmers wife and mother of three, in her little shop where she sells her crafts under the name The Penny Drops, at her home near Edendale.

Southland farmer's wife and mother Melanie McKenzie spends her downtime working.

Woman key in sheep slaughter

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Key figure in the slaughter, theft of 16 sheep played pokies while three friends did the dirty work.

$18m boost for rural women

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Rural Women NZ has picked up a windfall $18m from the sale of its shares in Access Homehealth.

Beekeeper buzzing over award

Putake Honey co-owner and beekeeper Renee de Luca in her element, servicing some of the hives on a farm in the Waihopai Valley.

A Marlborough beekeeper is still buzzing over her win at this year's Enterprising Rural Women Awards.

Silage gets a pink makeover

Ian Wellington, of agricultural contractors Ken G Moratti Ltd, hopes the Inglewood farmer whose silage he wrapped in pink plastic to promote awareness of breast cancer doesn’t mind the change in colour from the usual light green.

Through no fault of his own a Taranaki farmer has become the proud owner of dozens of pretty pink silage bales.

Developing women in dairying

Lindy Nelson is executive director of the Agri-Women's Development Trust.

A pilot programme to develop the skills and confidence of dairy women to influence and lead positive change in their businesses and communities begins this month.

Perfection on the farm

THE 'PERFECT WOMAN': Dairy worker Kajahna McNoe at work after winning the "perfect woman'' contest in Wanaka.

It's a hard road finding the perfect woman. But if you look hard enough you will find her working on a Southland dairy farm.

Gaga over our animal bits

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Global cosmetic, health food and medical industries look to a small-town Kiwi business for vital ingredients.

Friends united

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While many Women's Institutes are struggling for members, one such group in Manawatu is bucking the trend.

Loving the lifestyle

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An ambitious young dairy manager enjoys every day on the job.

Still horsing round at 76

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Showing horses is in Thelma Busby's blood.

Life is busy

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New baby, new job, new awards. Life is busy and challenging for one of New Zealand's top sharemilkers.

Silage bale wrap goes pink

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A limited run of pink bale wrap and pink/black net wrap to be available this silage season to raise awareness of breast cancer in rural communities.

Up for the challenge

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A translation error has led to the selection of a former Taranaki woman for the World Young Shepherds' Challenge in France.

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