Recognising women in business

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Entries for the inaugural NZI Rural Women New Zealand Business Awards 2018 are now open.

The awards were launched by Rural Women New Zealand and Premier Partner NZI at Fieldays this year and is set to offer extensive opportunities for rural business and communities.

“Fieldays brings together the best in the business, providing the perfect opportunity to be launching and showcasing the awards,” says national president, Fiona Gower.

Previously known as the Enterprising Rural Women Awards, a review and refresh of the awards have been undertaken. It now includes a two-stage application process and includes the categories:

Emerging Business, Love of the Land, Creative Arts, Innovation, Rural Champion and the Supreme Award.

“The award ceremony will be held on the evening of Tuesday, November 20 2018 following the Rural Women New Zealand AGM at parliament in Wellington. 

“We are delighted to be the Premier Partner for the 2018 NZI Rural Women New Zealand Business Awards,” says NZI general manager customer experience and marketing, Donna Williams.

“We are proud to have partnered with RWNZ on this initiative as we see these awards as a great opportunity for rural businesswomen to be recognised for their contribution to local communities, and to acknowledge business excellence,” says Ms Williams.

Entries close Wednesday, August 1, entry forms and further information can be found at