Recog­nis­ing ru­ral women

Matamata Chronicle - - Rural Delivery -

En­tries are open for the Ru­ral Women New Zealand (RWNZ) En­ter­pris­ing Ru­ral Women Awards 2013, and with new en­try cat­e­gories this year there are more op­por­tu­ni­ties for ru­ral women to be recog­nised for their success.

‘‘This is the fourth year we’ve run the awards, and we en­cour­age all women run­ning small ru­ral busi­nesses to en­ter,’’ said Ru­ral Women NZ na­tional pres­i­dent, Liz Evans.

The supreme award will go to the win­ner of one of the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories:

‘‘Love of the Land’’ spon­sored by Agrisea Ltd – cov­er­ing all land- based busi­nesses.

Help! I Need Some­body spon­sored by Tele­com – for busi­nesses with a ser­vice­fo­cus.

Mak­ing it in Ru­ral –

for women in man­u­fac­tur­ing or cre­ative en­ter­prises.

Stay, Play Ru­ral spon­sored by Ac­cess Home­health Ltd – cov­er­ing tourism and hos­pi­tal­ity.

En­tries close on March 15 and en­try forms are avail­able at www. ru­ral­women. org. nz. Each cat­e­gory win­ner will re­ceive $1000 and a tro­phy with a fur­ther $1000 go­ing to the supreme win­ner.

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