Know a rural woman who deserves to be pampered?


Rural Trader is looking for a special rural woman who deserves a pampering.

They’re inviting rural blokes and children to explain in 100 words or fewer why the special woman in their lives deserves a little pampering.

The winner will get a pamper package from Rodney Wayne and Life Pharmacy.

Details are here.

If you’re enetering and want to share why the lovely rural woman in your life deserves to be pampered you’re welcome to leave a comment here.

Top rural websites


Scoop reports  the top 10 New Zealand rural websites for domestic traffic from Nielsen NZ Market Intelligence in September:

1. 70, 683.

2.         38,805.

3.                                 13,125.

4.               11,504.

5.            8,927.

6.             4,772.

7.                3,276.

8.                      3,216.

9.      2,686.

10.               1,707.

It doesn’t surprise me that the Met Service is so popular. When you work outside and so much you do is affected by the weather forecasts are very important. I helped one of our staff set up a new laptop recently and he has the Met Service site as his homepage.

Stuff includes most of the provinical papers and has good rural news and features.

Countrywide and NZ Farmers Weekly are the most highly regarded of the give away papers which turn up in rural mail boxes. The popularity of the papers and dial up or slow broad band for internet conncetion might explain why their websites don’t get more hits.

Rural blogs coming and going


Rural Network used to be one of my regular reads but it lost it lost its spice towards the end of last year and posts became infrequent so I wasn’t surprised to read it’s closing at the end of the month.

While one goes, another comes. Here I Stand  who describes himself as a consluting networks/systems engineer living the good life in rural Wanganui has joined the blogosphere.

Another rural blog I came across recently is Phil Clarke’s Business Blog which gives an insight into rural and agribusiness issues in Britain and the EU.

Rural Trader was recently launched and while not a blog, is definitely rural.

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