Rural Women New Zealand is celebrating rural women in business at a regional experience seminar in Warkworth this month.
The seminar will be held at the Warkworth Lodge from August 23 to 25, with participants from the region, which stretches from Franklin to Kaitaia.
Even coordinator Lorraine Hatful says the seminar is a new innovation for Rural Women NZ.
“This is the first year we have held regional seminars,” she says.
“Normally we hold an annual conference in Wellington, but this limits the numbers who can attend. We’re hoping that through these regional events, we can reach more members.”
The seminars, which will run from 9am daily, are based around the theme of leadership. A range of guest speakers from different businesses and backgrounds will provide topical information on their area of expertise. There will also be times set aside for group discussions,
Guest speakers include Rural Women NZ national president Liz Evans who will address how members can show leadership in their regions and how this can gain new members. Paxton-Penman solicitor and managing director Stephanie Paxton-Penman will provide general information on family dynamics and problems when it comes to farms and businesses and the death of a family member. Other local speakers include physiotherapist Janet Armstrong and Withers and Co accountant Grant Blackbourn.
Info: Lorraine Hatful 425 8627. Rural women meet at the Kourawhero Hall, Woodcocks Rd, on the fourth Tuesday of the month, from 11am-2.30pm.