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National Volunteer Week 2021: Meet the Volunteer Leading the Pukekohe Business Group

As an expat from Australia, one of the first things Sally Guy wanted to do when she and her husband Chris settled on his family farm in Karaka was find a community to call her own. She grew up on a 4000ha sheep and beef station in New South Wales before moving to New Zealand …

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National Volunteer Week 2021: Lessons from Nicola Bryant

Usually a behind-the-scenes volunteer, Nicola Bryant – a community-focused mother of two and a contract milker from Taranaki – showed just how much confidence volunteering can give you when she stepped up into the Regional Chair role for the Allflex and DWN2021 Taupo Conference in April. While passionate about event organising, Nicola’s preference for background …

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DWN volunteers design future of dairy in levy-funded leadership forum

Combine grassroots connections to rural communities all across New Zealand with a dedication to the future of dairy, add in a dash of creativity and you have the Dairy Women’s Network 2021 Leadership Forum: two days of intensive design thinking to set the direction for the next part of DWN’s journey – and ultimately that …

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Ten leadership lessons from judging Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year

One of the unexpected pleasures I had whilst in lockdown was judging New Zealand’s Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year. As a past judge, I had initially been approached by the Dairy Women’s Network but had fended them off on the basis that I was ‘too busy’ doing other ‘very important things’ within the leadership …

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