An opportunity.
A personal development day, upskill with practical on farm learning,
a social outing, a night of good company and great wine, a time to celebrate success, a time to chat to key supplies, a chance to hear the wisdom of high achievers, a chance to learn from peers, a day to connect with like-minded people, a positively justifiable break. #DWN19

Invest in you.
The budget is tight, the daily pressure is on and the concept of personal development doesn’t fit into your current reality. You are not alone.
It is a thought shared by hundreds of women throughout NZ. Some stop here. Some weigh up the costs, the much needed break, the opportunities available at Dairy Women’s Network conference and run through return on investment. Hundreds then register, attend, enjoy and never look back. Many of these women lead our industry and attend to learn, grow and connect.


Allflex DWN19 Invest in you is the must-attend event of the year. And it’s going to sell out, so register now to commit to new skills, new perspectives, and new connections.

For any questions or queries please contact us on 0800 396 748 or 07 974 4850 or by emailing us here.



Thanks to our Conference Partner

Allflex New Zealand operates out of Palmerston North. For over six decades, Allflex has been leading the industry with livestock management and now monitoring systems. These systems now have the technology to monitor live heat detection, animal health, animal welfare, wastage and individual cow performance.

Allflex are a proud partner for DWN19.



    • Fonterra Glitz and Glam Gala Dinner- Ticket price $120


      We are rolling out the red carpet at the biggest party of the year: Fonterra Glitz and Glam Gala Dinner.

      Definition: The gala dinner is a big party. If you’re going to a gala dinner, you’ll want to wear your fanciest ball gown — you’ll want to look great for the best party of the year. The gala dinner features the announcement of the 2019 Fonterra Dairy Woman of Year, entertainment and dinner, and a lot of dancing.

      When: Wednesday 1 May 7.00pm
      Where: Christchurch Town Hall, Kilmore Street, Christchurch
      Investment: $120 per ticket – purchase your ticket now!
      Dinner theme: Red Carpet – Glitz and Glam

    • Kickstart Breakfasts – Ticket price $30 each

      Some say to start the day with a smile, but we all know a good healthy kickstart is just as important. So why not start your conference day at one of our Kickstart Breakfasts. Hear from some inspiring speakers while enjoying the delicious menu.

      Wednesday 1 May 7.00am with Annabelle White

      Dynamic and effervescent television and radio cooking personality Annabelle White is synonymous with good food and fun times in the kitchen. Annabelle believes that keeping food simple, easy, ‘confidence building’ and delicious, mixed with plenty of tips, funny quips and great recipes make for good times for family and friends.

      Annabelle was a long time food columnist for the Sunday Star-Times and also wrote the popular Food Detective column. She is the former food editor for NZ House & Garden and in October 2011 joined the New Zealand Women’s Weekly as Food Editor.

      In 2009 the University of Waikato recognised her with the Distinguished Alumni award. Annabelle holds a history degree MA First Class Hons from Waikato University.

      While Annabelle does not have formal chef’s training her love of ‘great honest cooking’ came from watching her mother cook every day after school. Annabelle’s extensive travels continue to be a great motivating factor in appreciating the global kitchen and learning about good food.

      Annabelle’s first cookbook Best Recipes was released in 1997 and had been reprinted multiple times. Many of her titles are now out of print but her sequel to Best Recipes entitled Simply The Best co-authored with Kathy Paterson in 1999 topped the New Zealand best-selling list and remained there for many weeks.

      Annabelle began her TV work as the zany food reporter for TV3’s Nightline in 1989 and then on a more regular basis for 5.30 With Jude and subsequently 5.00 With Jude in 1999-2001. She hosted her own prime time shows for World on a Plate featuring filming in New York City and Tonga in 2001. Her foray into Breakfast TV started with TV3 in 2008 and then moved to TVNZ in 2009. Her role with Breakfast has seen her filming food and travel pieces in China, the United States and Ireland. Annabelle’s radio work began in 1990 and she has been on-air nationwide on a regular basis since then.

      Author of eleven cookbooks, Annabelle is also a regular public speaker and stand-up comedian. She also runs sessions on business etiquette for corporate clients – from cocktail parties to business lunches concerning the ‘dos and dont’s’, and runs cooking classes.

      Annabelle’s life is a rich tapestry of experiences and she delights in sharing these in her interactive presentations, which are always interesting, entertaining and enjoyable.

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      Thursday 2 May 7.00am : The Environment – my farm, my 

      This breakfast workshop is going to have an exciting panel of Environmentally experience Dairy women with Charlotte Rutherford-General Manager sustainable Dairy at Fonterra, Dawn Dalley – Senior Scientist at Dairy NZ, Charlotte Glass – Business development manager for farm systems and environment at AgriMagic.

      They will be joining us for breakfast to answer all  your individual farming questions or queries and give us an idea of what is happening with current and future environmental requirements. On farm environment plans, nutrition budgets and what this means to us on farm. You will then have the opportunity to ask all those burning questions that you are unsure of to put your mind at rest that you are on the right track on your farm.

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  • Registration Prices

    All prices include GST.

    2 Day Registration (before 7 April)

    Includes: All keynotes and workshops on Wednesday 1 May and Thursday 2 May.

    2 Day Registration  (after 7 April)

    Includes: All keynotes and workshops on Wednesday 1 May and Thursday 2 May.

    1 Day Registration (before 7 April)
    Includes: All keynotes and workshops on either Wednesday 1 May or Thursday 2 May.
    1 Day Registration (after 7 April)
    Includes: All keynotes and workshops on either Wednesday 1 May or Thursday 2 May.
    Fonterra Glitz and Glam Gala Dinner Ticket $120
    Kickstart Breakfasts $30 each

    Terms and Conditions:
    Refunds – 80% of registration fees are refundable if cancellation is before 31 March 2019. There is no refund available after this date.

  • Christchurch Town Hall
    Kilmore Street, Christchurch

    Visit the Christchurch Town Hall website

    The Christchurch Town Hall is one of the Garden City’s most recognisable pieces of architecture and one of New Zealand’s premier performance venues.

    Opening in early 2019, the Town Hall has undergone three years of restoration work, including strengthening to 100% of the new building standard, reinstating its iconic heritage features as well as a significant upgrade and overall refurbishment.

  • Christchurch has a number of accommodation properties in the central city, close by to the Town Hall.
    We’ve provided you with a couple of recommendations to assist with your planning.

    • Deluxe Room at Crowne Plaza Christchurch

      Crowne Plaza – 764 Colombo Street, Christchurch – located a short walking distance across Victoria Square to the Town Hall, the Crowne Plaza is the closest hotel to this years conference venue. Crowne Plaza are offering delegates a special rate on accommodation for the duration of conference, as well as the option of extending your stay for the same special rate (subject to availability at the time of booking).
      Click here to book your accommodation at the Crowne Plaza.



  • Thank you to our Network Partners for their continued support of
    Dairy Women’s Network and DWN19 Invest in You!

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    Thank you to the following companies for their support of DWN19 Invest in you!

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