• 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

     

    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.

    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.

    Be one of the first 100 to register for the full 2-day conference plus both Kickstart Breakfasts and the Fonterra Glitz and Glam Gala Dinner and receive a
    Dairy Women’s Network branded cashmere wrap (valued at $40), to be given out at the Welcome and Registration function on day one of conference.

    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.

  • PRE-CONFERENCE – Tuesday 30 April

    6.00pm Pre-conference social event
    Limited spaces available.
     Investment: $25

    DAY ONE – Wednesday 1 May

     6.30am Registration and Welcome Function Sponsored by: Ballance Agri-Nutrients
     7.00am Kickstart Breakfast
    Optional to attend. Investment $30
    Sponsored by: SealesWinslow
     8.30am DWN19 Opening
     9.15am Keynote Prof. Julia Rucklidge
     10.15am Morning tea Sponsored by: Skellerup
     10.45am Workshop Session 1 W1: Care Ownership Wellbeing Safety (C.O.W.S)
    Presented by: Ballance Agri-Nutrient’s Harriett Howden (Regional Sales Manager) and Mandy McPhail (Supply Chain Consistency Program Lead)
    Sponsored by: Ballance Agri-Nutrients
    W2: Living with less: Less stuff. Less Waste. Less impact.
    Presented by: Nicola Turner, Founder – Mainstream Green
    W3: Building Financial confidence and well-being
    Sponsored by: ASB
     12.00pm Keynote Amanda Doughty
    Sponsored by: Allflex
     1.00pm Lunch
     1.45pm Trade Time (Exhibition Area)
     2.45pm Workshop Session 2 W1: Care Ownership Wellbeing Safety (C.O.W.S)
    Presented by: Ballance Agri-Nutrient’s Harriett Howden (Regional Sales Manager) and Mandy McPhail (Supply Chain Consistency Program Lead)
    Sponsored by: Ballance Agri-Nutrients
    W2: Living with less: Less stuff. Less Waste. Less impact.
    Presented by: Nicola Turner, Founder – Mainstream Green
    W3: Building Financial confidence and well-being
    Sponsored by: ASB
     3.45pm Afternoon Tea
     4.15pm Keynote Dr Paul Wood
     5.15pm Day One wrap-up
     5.30pm Free Time
     7.00pm Fonterra Glitz and Glam Gala Dinner
    Includes the announcement of the 2019 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year.
    Theme: Red Carpet – Glitz and Glam
    Optional to attend. Investment $120
    Sponsored by: Fonterra

    DAY TWO – Thursday 2 May

     7.00am Kickstart Breakfast
    Optional to attend. Investment $30
    Sponsored by: Fonterra
     8.00am Trade Time Open (Exhibiton Area)
     8.30am Welcome
     8.45am Keynote Aimee Charteris
    Sponsored by: Allflex
     9.45am Morning Tea 
     
     10.15am Workshop Session 3 W4: Diversifying Risk 
    W5: Livestock Welfare
    Sponsored by: Allflex
    W6: Deosan and Skellerup
    Sponsored by: Deosan and Skellerup
     11.30pm Keynote Vicki Ammundsen
     12.30pm Lunch
     1.00pm Trade Time (Exhibition Area)
     1.45pm Workshop Session 4 W4: Diversifying Risk
    W5: Livestock Welfare
    Sponsored by: Allflex
    W6: Deosan and Skellerup
    Sponsored by: Deosan and Skellerup
     3.00pm Keynote Sue Stockdale
     4.00pm-4.30pm DWN19 close and wrap-up

    • Prof Julia Rucklidge

      Julia is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology and the Director of the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she completed her PhD at the University of Calgary in clinical psychology followed by a two year post-doctoral fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. In 2000, she joined the Department of Psychology where she teaches child psychology in the Clinical Psychology Programme.  

      Her interests in nutrition and mental illness grew out of her own research showing poor outcomes for children with significant psychiatric illness despite receiving conventional treatments for their conditions. In the last decade, she and her lab have been running clinical trials investigating the role of broad-spectrum micronutrients in the expression of mental illness, specifically ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety and stress associated with the Canterbury earthquakes. Julia has over 100 peer reviewed publications and book chapters, has been frequently featured in the media, and has given invited talks all over the world on her work on nutrition and mental health. She has been the recipient of many awards, including the Ballin Award from the NZ Psychologist Society, an award that recognises notably significant contributions to the development or enhancement of clinical psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand, a Braveheart award for her contribution to making Christchurch a better place to live, and has been named in the top 100 Most Influential Women in New Zealand in 2018.

      Julia is passionate about helping people find alternative treatments for their psychiatric symptoms and being a voice for those who have been let down by the current mental health system.

    • Amanda Doughty

      How is technology being used to assess animal welfare?

      Amanda Doughty, research scientist at Allflex Australia will provide an overview of animal welfare science and the work being done on animal emotions. This is an opportunity to be curious about the welfare of animals being involved in food production systems. Amanda is focused on effective methods for monitoring behavioural and health changes in livestock.

      Amanda grew up in Whanganui and now works in Armidale, NSW. She is living the dream combining her love of animals with her intellectual curiosity.

    • Dr Paul Wood

      What will help you thrive in adversity? How can you change your self-talk to unleash your potential and live a more authentic life?

      Dr. Paul Wood is born and bred in Wellington and is pursuing his passion to help others turn adversity into their advantage and strive towards their potential. Get ready to rise up to the challenge and find out what it takes to have a life of meaning and purpose.

    • Aimee Charteris

      Aimee has been running her own business which encompasses a team that provides specialist services for market-driven, integrated livestock production systems, for over decade.  Aimee and her team work with a number of key industry participants; but most recently have been the lead providers for the 10 year discovery and development programme for the Omega Lamb Project (Te ManaTM Lamb).

       In 2017 this work was awarded the most innovative food & beverage and also received a highly commended for innovation excellence in research within New Zealand.  Aimee is passionate about using proven and practical biology to provide the basis of commercial solutions to improve efficiencies and performance across the value chain, and to raise the profile of the agricultural products originating from New Zealand.  Aimee holds a 1st Class Honours degree in Animal Science and Animal Breeding and Genetics.

    • Vicki Ammundsen

      What does the future of trust law look like? How could intergenerational protection work for farming trusts?

      Lawyer Vicki Ammundsen explores possibilities in trusts and how they can positively impact families. Many of us aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of trusts, the outcomes of misused and abused agreements and this is an opportunity to be enlightened, frightened and aware of solutions available to start those tough conversations.

    • Sue Stockdale

      Helping people to achieve more than they imagined possible

      How do you step out of your comfort zone and take risks? Sue Stockdale, the first UK woman to ski to the North Pole knows how. With no cross-country skiing or sledging experience, Sue stepped up to the challenge.

      She now works with women all over the world, helping them to achieve more than they imagines possible and enables them to find their own ‘North Pole’.

      Coming all the way from England, Sue will inspire you to take the first step on your own courageous journey.

  • DAY ONE: Wednesday 1 May 2019

    This year we are holding two workshop sessions on day one of conference.  The workshops will be repeated with the opportunity to attend two workshops throughout the day. CHECK OUT THE KICKSTART BREAKFAST TAKING PLACE AT 7.00AM!

    • W1: Care Ownership Wellbeing Safety (C.O.W.S)

      What does human connection have to do with workplace safety? The answer is “lots”.

      In 2018 Ballance Agri-Nutrients developed and launched their own two day C.O.W.S programme to every one of their 800 employees.

      The fundamental belief is that our care, ownership, wellbeing and safety can be enhanced through human connection.

      This workshop uses the experience and learnings Ballance gained through C.O.W.S to help enable you enhance the wellbeing and safety on your farm and at home.

      Presenters: Ballance Agri-Nutrient’s Harriett Howden (Regional Sales Manager) and Mandy McPhail (Supply Chain Consistency Program Lead)

      Proudly sponsored by: 

    • W2: Living with less: Less stuff. Less waste. Less impact

      How do you significantly reduce your waste to one wheelie bin a year?

      After years of working in global consume goods, Nicola Turner started a personal quest to live more simply and sustainably. Join Nicola for inspiration and tips on how to live life with less stuff, less waste and less impact.

      She will share how as a family of four they have simplified their relationship with stuff, freed up time and significantly reduced their waste.

      Nicola is a passionate advocate for keeping it real.

      Presenter: Nicola Turner, Founder – Mainstream Green


    • W3: Building financial confidence and well-being

      Learning outcomes

      • Understand why the bank assesses your business the way they do.
      • Understand how that assessment impacts you and your business.
      • Understand what you can control to improve your business performance.
      • Learn strategies to make improvements, gain more control and financial confidence and well-being.

      Proudly sponsored by:

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    DAY TWO: Thursday 2 May 2019

    This year we are holding two workshop sessions on day two of conference.  The workshops will be repeated with the opportunity to attend two workshops throughout the day. CHECK OUT THE KICKSTART BREAKFAST  TAKING PLACE AT 7.00AM!

    • W4: Diversifying risk on farm

      Join us to discuss with local farmers on how they have diversified their risk on farm through various options.

      Let’s have further discussions on innovative and future focused ideas.

    • W5: Livestock Welfare

      The aim of this workshop is to provide an interactive environment for participants to deepen their understanding of livestock welfare. Topics to be explored include:

      • Defining livestock welfare
      • Exploring livestock welfare from a variety of stakeholder perspectives
      • Investigating the differences between animal welfare and animal ethics
      • Understanding animal sentience and its impact on welfare
      • Understanding the factors that can impact on livestock welfare
      • Considering legislation (Codes, Standards and Guidelines) and best practice
      • Identifying, assessing and addressing welfare on-farm
      • The role of technology in monitoring and measuring welfare

      Presenter: Amanda Doughty

      Amanda Doughty is a Research Scientist for Allflex Australia and works as part of the Animal Monitoring Research, Development and Application team. This group is focused on developing animal monitoring technologies, based on measuring behavioural changes, and using these innovations to improve the health and welfare of livestock.

      Prior to this, Amanda was researching novel and automated methods of assessing the welfare of extensively kept sheep at the University of New England. Other research interests include understanding changes in animal motivation and preference, the role of the producer in livestock welfare and developing practical methods of measuring and improving the welfare of livestock.

      Amanda studied Zoology at Massey University and completed a Master of Animal Studies at the University of Queensland. This was followed by a PhD with the CSIRO and the University of New England.

       

       

      Proudly sponsored by: 

    • W6: Deosan and Skellerup

      Learn more about mastitis and best practice in the Dairy plant.

      Proudly sponsored by: 

    • Pre conference social event – Investment $25

      More details to come.

      When: Tuesday 30 April
      Time: TBC
      Investment: $25 per ticket. Includes drinks and canapes- purchase your ticket now!

    • Fonterra Glitz and Glam Gala Dinner- Investment $120

      Fonterra

      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 – Investement $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: 

      More information to come

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      Thursday 2 May 7.00am:

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  • Registration Investment

    All prices include GST.

    Full 2 Day Registration

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

    $395
    1 Day Registration

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

    $215
    Pre-Conference Social Event $25
    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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