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Changes to the DWN Board of Trustees marks a new chapter

At the Dairy Women’s Network (DWN) Annual General Meeting in October, two Board Trustees, Donna Smit and Mark Heer, will step down as they end their time on the Board after almost ten years.   Trish Rankin, DWN Board Chair, said “Mark and Donna have been invaluable on our Board. Their multiple-terms (three-years per term) […]

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Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year 2024 announced

Herd health veterinarian Katrina Roberts is the 2024 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year. The award was announced at tonight’s gala dinner of Dairy Women’s Network 2024 Conference “Enhance, Elevate, Evolve” in New Plymouth.   Katrina was recognised for her outstanding passion and advocacy for the dairy industry. DWN Trustee Donna Smit says Katrina has raised

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DWN Regional Leader of the Year 2024 announced

Eastern Bay of Plenty dairy farmer Rebecca O’Brien has been named the 2024 Dairy Women’s Network (DWN) Regional Leader of the Year. The award was announced at tonight’s gala dinner at the DWN 2024 “Enhance, Elevate, Evolve” Conference, held in New Plymouth. This award showcases inspirational women who demonstrate excellence at grass roots, leadership in

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DWN Regional Leader of the Year Finalists Announced

Dairy Women’s Network (DWN) is proud to announce the finalists of the Regional Leader of the Year for 2024.  The finalists of the Regional Leader of the Year for 2024 are: Leilani Lobb, Rebecca O’Brien, and Laura West. This award, sponsored by FMG, showcases inspirational women who demonstrate excellence at grass roots, leadership in their

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Finalists announced for Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year

The finalists for one of the year’s most anticipated events – the Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year award – have been released.   The finalists are Myfanwy Alexander, Amber Carpenter, Katrina Roberts, and Michelle Ruddell. The Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year award recognises an outstanding woman who has contributed to the dairy sector

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DWN and Figured partnership makes end of financial year reporting a breeze

Dairy Women’s Network (DWN) has joined forces with Figured to make accounting easier than ever for its members. Figured is New Zealand’s leading agricultural financial software solutions. The cloud-based platform was created by New Zealand farmers and accountants Carl McDonald and David Marshall in 2013 to bring together farm financial and production data in one

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DWN welcomes new Associate Trustee, Sarah Hopkins

Dairy Women’s Network (DWN) this week welcomes new Associate Trustee, Sarah Hopkins. Sarah, originally from Manawatu, is now a Chartered Accountant with a Certificate in Public Practice, based in Invercargill. Lucy Johnson DWN Trust Board HR Committee, says “Sarah was a natural fit for the Associate Trustee role, with her strong regional networks and customer

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People Expo provides insights to dairy workforce trends

People Expo events are back, providing dairy farmers with unique opportunities to better understand workforce dynamics, and ideas on actions they can take to find and keep great people. DairyNZ and Dairy Women’s Network are partnering to deliver four People Expo events in the Northland, Bay of Plenty, Lower North Island and Southland regions throughout

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Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year offer access to life changing leadership opportunities

The Dairy Women’s Network’s Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year Award is now in its 13th year and applications or nominations are closing soon. Not only does the Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year recipient achieve the coveted title, but this year they will also receive a scholarship to the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme. Jules

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