Posts tagged "Rural Women New Zealand"

Rural Women New Zealand leader says respect is important

[22 May/The Country] Rural women are underpaid and undervalued despite their multiple contributions to their farm, family, home and community according to Fiona Gower, President of Rural Women New Zealand. She reported this at a workshop aimed to help women gain confidence, express themselves and network with like-minded people. Mrs Gower reported relationships and reputation...

Big issues on Rural Women NZ’s agenda

[28 April/The Country] The Rural Women New Zealand are hosting a gathering on 07, 08 and 09 May in Oamaru. Topics on the agenda are four of the main issues concerning rural women: health, education, safety and the environment. The workshops are open to all women with a rural connection and have a variety of...

Richard Thompson steps down from Landcare Trust

[14 December/NZ Herald] NZ Landcare Trust’s long-time chairman, Richard Thompson, has retired after 22 years on the board. Fiona Gower will replace Thompson as its first woman chair; Ms Gower is also Rural Women New Zealand National President. Mr Thompson started as a board member at Landcare before taking on the chairman role in 2005...

Rural midwife crisis ‘unfair’ for pregnant women

[16 March/Radio NZ] According to Rural Women New Zealand, the number of rural birthing units being downgraded or closed has reached a crisis point. Rural Women New Zealand’s Health Spokesperson, Margaret Pittaway, said the shortage was alarming and that there were at least 72 vacant midwife positions across the country. She added that they have...

Pay equity an issue for all rural women

[8 February/The Country] Women who were working in the rural sector needed to be included in the discussions of the reconvened Joint Working Group on Pay Equity Principles, said Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ). The government has kept its promise to work on reducing the gender pay gap, and RWNZ Board Chair, Penny Mudford, hoped...

New Rural Women president

 [8 December/ Rural News] Rural Women New Zealand has elected Fiona Gower as its new national president. Ms Gower has served several terms on the Rural Women New Zealand National Council and was vice-president for the past year. Ms Gower said her aspiration was to make Rural Women New Zealand the rural organisation of choice...

Enterprising Rural Women Awards entrants for 2016

[17 October/ Rural News] Rural Women New Zealand would soon hold their annual Enterprising Rural Women Awards to showcase rural women who ran their own successful businesses. Six businesses would compete in three categories, with each category winner receiving $1,000 in prize money and the supreme winner receiving a further $1,000 for being an exceptional...