NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2016
Conference dates: Friday, 11 November to Sunday, 13 November 2016
Venue: James Cook Hotel, Wellington
Friday 11 November: Conference Day One
10am: Registrations open
12:30pm Opening Ceremony
- Opening address from RWNZ National Councillor for Region Four and Conference Convenor, Liz Hancock
- Welcome from RWNZ National President, Wendy McGowan
- Speech by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy
- Speech by MP for Rongotai, Deputy Leader of Opposition, Hon Annette King
- Speech by His Worship the Mayor of Wellington, Justin Lester
- Speech by Commissioner, Office of Electricity and Gas Commissioner, Nanette Moreau
1:30pm National Awards presentation with ACWW World President, Ruth Shanks
2:15pm Guest Speaker: Jacqs Wilton, English Language Partners, click here to download a summary of her presentation.
3:00pm Afternoon Tea
3:30pm Keynote speaker: Sarah Von Dadelszen, click here to download a summary of her presentation
4:30pm Speech Competition
5:30pm Competition winners announced by ACWW South Pacific Area President, Gail Commens,
6:00pm End of day one conference proceedings. Delegates self-cater for dinner. National Council host National Life Members.
Saturday 12 November: Conference Day Two
8:30am Address from RWNZ National President, Wendy McGowan
8:45am Dalton Kelly, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network discusses rural health now and in future.
9:15am National Rural GP Practice Award winners discuss changes in health delivery in the community.
9:45am Caroline Gordon of Green Prescription
10:10am WorkSafe NZ
10:30am Morning Tea
11:00am Talent Central - bridging the gap between talent and opportunities.
11:45am Jacqueline Rowarth, Chief Scientist, Environmental Protection Agency discusses Education for New Zealand's future.
Click here to download a summary of her presentation.
1:30pm Rural Connectivity Panel discussion on broadband access and technology in the rural sector (Panel Chair: Craig Young,
Chief Executive TUANZ)
2:30pm Afternoon Tea
3:00pm Parallel Sessions (select one session):
- Learning in schools today: presentation from education expert, Regan Orr, Principal of Fairfield School, Levin
- Dress for Success charity discusses empowering women through support networks, professional dress and career development
tools. Diana Watson and Patricia Farrow
- MPI Biosecurity incursions: discussion about the issues and upcoming industry agreement. Julie Collins, Director of Biosecurity
and Animal Welfare
4:00pm End of day one conference proceedings
5:30pm Enterprising Rural Women Awards
7:00pm Pre-dinner break
7:30pm Celebration dinner.
Sunday 13 November: Annual General Meeting
8:30am AGM begins
8:45am Reflections with retired Archdeacon May Croft
9:15am National President's Report, Wendy McGowan
National Finance Chair Report, Rachael Dean
Geoff Potter, Audit Partner BDO
10:30am Morning tea
11:00am Dr Ann Pomeroy speaks to Remit 8. Adoption of the Bylaws
11:45 Guest Speaker, Billie Jordan, Hip Op-eration Crew
1:30pm Hon Louise Upston, MP for Taupo and Minister for Women
1:40pm RWNZ Business Session
2:30pm Conference concludes.
Competitions are open for 2016, these include the Short Story, Wool, Cora Wilding, and Speeches.
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Thank you to our supporters for National Conference 2016
ENTERPRISING RURAL WOMEN AWARDS 2016
The awards have been refreshed for this year to encourage a range of applications from emerging business or community leaders, successful entrepreneurs and innovators in technology. There will be four prizes in total, including a Supreme Award. We encourage applications from a range of enterprising rural women and even past winners who have moved to a higher level with their business or service to the rural community.
|1.Emerging Enterprising Rural Woman Award
||Inspiring leader in rural business or a community influencer.
|2.Innovative Enterprising Rural Woman Award
||Use of new technology, and adapting to rural location.
|3.Entrepreneurial Enterprising Rural Woman Award
||Business success in horticulture, agricultural, dairy, tourism or other rural sector. Demonstrates commercial viability
from rural enterprise.
|4.Supreme Award: Enterprising Rural Woman Achievement Award
||Selected from the three category winners (Must have significant achievement or success in rural community/business/technology/social
Thank you to our partners for the Awards