Enterprising Rural Woman Award open


Rural Women NZ is calling for entries for its Enterprising Rural Woman Awards.

The award is open to women who own and operate a small business, with fewer than 10 full time equivalent staff, in a rural area; or who are active partners in 50% or more of the business; and have operated the business for at least two years at the date of entry.

The winner of this year’s inaugural Award was Tora Coastal Walk.

Co-owner Kiri Elworthy attributed publicity from the win for a doubling in the number of people doing the walk last month compared with October last year.

Entries for the award close on February 17 next year.


Enterprising Rural Woman finalists announced


Rural Women NZ has announced three finalists for its inaugural Enterprising Rural Woman Award.

They are Bev Forrester of ‘Blackhills’, Jan Bolton of Kaingaroa Roading Contractors Limited and Jenny Bargh and Kiri and Kath Elworthy of Tora Coastal Walk.

The contest attracted 46 entries . The finalists will be judged by Theresa Gattung of Wool Partners International, Amber Quinnell of the BNZ, which is sponsoring the Award, and RWNZ’s National President, Margaret Chapman.

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