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Free sustainability webinar for future-focused farmers

With climate change and environmental policies top of mind for the new season, Dairy Women’s Network and ASB Bank are hosting a live webinar around on-farm sustainability on Tuesday 10 May. The webinar will see experts in on-farm and financial sustainability, including Greig Sinclair from ASB Bank, Annika Coveney from Fortuna Group, Charlotte Glass from …

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Planned succession sees Rankin rise into DWN Chair role

Dairy Women’s Network is announcing that Trustee and 2019 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year Trish Rankin is taking up the role of Chair, with Karen Forlong remaining on the Trust Board as the newly-appointed Chair Support. Going to market for new trustees in 2020 highlighted the need for good succession planning within the Network, …

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Whakatane law firm newest supporter of DWN

Dairy Women’s Network have a new supporter in Hamertons Lawyers, a full service legal practice serving Whakatane and the surrounding rural communities. The new partnership will see dairy farming businesses around the country benefit from advice and grassroots knowledge in the areas of Agribusiness, Property, Succession Planning, Employment and Family Law, with Hamertons’ expertise shared …

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Moore joins DWN board table as first associate trustee

Dairy Women’s Network’s new associate trustee position has been filled by Gore dairy farmer and previous Southland Hub Leader, Jess Moore. Moore was one of 14 applicants who offered a variety of skills and CVs to the role, but was selected based on her wide involvement with the Network and dairy industry at leadership and …

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Free webinars to build resilience and wellbeing in rural teams

Due to the changing nature of New Zealand’s dairy industry, resilience is an important tool for the wellbeing of farmers and industry professionals. Dairy Women’s Network have teamed up with the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience to teach rural communities the practical skills of resilience and combating stress, through a webinar series on Real-time …

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Build a resilient farm business with bloody good tips from DWN and DairyNZ

Dairy Women’s Network are helping current and future farm owners and teams to future-proof their businesses with a webinar series on How to Build a Bloody Good Business, funded by DairyNZ. Run between the 7th and the 10th of March, the online webinar series will look at the qualities of a resilient business and strategies …

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DWN helps farmers to overcome the challenge of change

Dairy Women’s Network and Ballance Agri-Nutrients are supporting rural communities to build resilience and cope with the challenges of change, through new webinars with psychologist Cynthia Johnson. The webinars on Wednesday 2nd and Tuesday 8th March will address the difference between pressure and stress; how the mind responds to external events; the biology of stress; …

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DWN creates next step in governance for dairy women

Dairy Women’s Network have developed an Associate Trustee role to provide women in the industry with a new opportunity in governance, and which will see a different perspective and fresh thinking added to their board table.  The role will offer the next step on the leadership and governance journey for a present and active member of the Network who shows commitment to the dairy sector through a Hub, Business …

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Achievement and growth of rural women celebrated by Dairy Women’s Network award

Nominations are now open for the annual Dairy Women’s Network Regional Leader of the Year award, which celebrates the work of the organisation’s volunteers at grass roots and the impact they have in their local rural and dairying communities. Supported by rural insurance company FMG, the award highlights the passion for people within the Network’s volunteer …

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