Tineke Verkade of Homeopathic Farm Support won Rural Women NZ’s Enterprising Rural Women Award.
Tineke was the North Island winner. She is pictured (middle) with Judy Bailey who presented the award and Rural Women national president Margaret Chapman.
Flooded roads prevented the South Island winner, Tracey Robinson of Cosy Toes from attending last night’s award announcement at the Oamaru Opera House..
When the two finalists were announced, there was some controversy over the North Island award going to a homeopathic company. But judges were not looking so much at what a business did as how, and how well, it was run.
Listening to Tineke speaking last night, no-one could doubt her passion and commitment.