Rural awards on again

by Anonymous Author

Entrepreneurial Selwyn women living in rural areas are being invited to enter the Enterprising Rural Women Awards for 2017.

The awards, put on by Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ), recognise innovative and successful rural business women in horticulture, agricultural, dairy, tourism or any other rural sectors.

RWNZ’s national president Fiona Gower said the awards are a showcase for the success of women operating businesses in rural locations and contributing to their local economy and community.

“The competition has evolved over the years to promote entrepreneurship and encourage innovation in the use of technology in remote locations.”

Marian Hirst of Bay Blueberries from Hastings won the Love of the Land Award in 2016.

“Being acknowledged with the Love of the Land award has given me the opportunity to connect with inspirational business women throughout New Zealand,” Ms Hirst said. The Enterprising Rural Women Awards fall into four categories: Emerging, Innovative, Entrepreneurial, and the Supreme Award for the standout business success in the rural sector.

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