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.  

Latest: Australian Bush Fires Update

RWNZ National Office has been in close contact with our sister organisation in Australia, Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWAA), in the wake of the devastating bush fires. We have offered our support and sought guidance on what would be of most use as those affected come to terms with their changed reality.

RWNZ National Office will be collecting donations which will be forwarded to CWAA to distribute and apportion across the country as they see fit. 

Donations can be made three ways; online, internet banking or cheque. More information is available at this link.  

To donate online now, please click here.


Latest: Project Warmth

RWNZ hopes to harness the talents of its Members, support the New Zealand Wool industry and promote the work of RWNZ through Project Warmth.  The concept is that Members can join together to work on a collection of knitted products which will be branded and identified as part of RWNZ’s Project Warmth range.

For more information on Project Warmth click here.

For Project Warmth patterns, please click here.


2019 KPMG Agribusiness Agenda Report

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) congratulates KPMG on the 2019 Agribusiness Agenda Report and fully supports their continued advocacy for a more holistic future of farming. “RWNZ wholeheartedly supports the work that Ian Proudfoot and his team have put into the 2019 KPMG... more


Submission on National Policy Statement – Highly Productive Land

Final_RWNZ Submission to... more

Key Links

National Conference

Women in Farming

Business Directory