Welcome to Rural Women NZ

Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) is an integral part of New Zealand’s rural landscape. From our early days as the Women’s Division of the Farmer’s Union in 1925, RWNZ has become an authoritative voice on health services, education, environment and social issues in the rural sector.  


Will Rural Midwives Miss Out?

15 April 2019   Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) is pleased to read that an Accord has been reached between the midwives’ unions, DHBs and Ministry of Health to address longstanding workforce issues. The recent Midwifery Workforce Accord will ensure that strategies are developed to... more


April 2019 Tomorrow’s Schools Review

Introduction Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission on Our Schooling Futures: Stronger Together | Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini. RWNZ is a member of the Rural Education Reference Group (RERG) and supports the submission made by RERG on Whiria Ngā... more

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