Our Events: Ā Mātou Hui

Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) hosts a range of events each year. The details of any upcoming events, as well as details and links to previous events can be found here.

Follow the hyperlinks to be directed to our recorded webinars.


Previous Events

View our previous events below:


Rural Women New Zealand Annual General Meeting 2020: 



Date: Friday, 20 November 2020

Time: 9am

Venue: Public Trust Hall, 131-135 Lambton Quay, Wellington








NZI Rural Women New Zealand Business Awards 2020:



Date: Friday, 20 November 2020

Time: 6pm

Venue: Public Trust Hall, 131-135 Lambton Quay, Wellington

Read more information about the Awards here.








Rural Women New Zealand Summit Policy Webinar Series:

Ovarian Cancer, Let’s Talk


RWNZ held another Policy Summit Series on Thursday, 5 March, our first for 2021- Ovarian Cancer, Let’s Talk. This webinar builds on the new policies our Members approved at the Annual General Meeting in November 2020.


Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths in women. Eight in ten women have symptoms when their cancer is early, four in five women will be misdiagnosed and one in four will wait over six months to get a correct diagnosis. We were joined by three amazing women from three incredible organisations, Tash Crosby, founder Talk Peach, Jane Ludemann, director Cure Our Ovarian Cancer, and; Pauline Blomfield, found, and director, K9 Detection NZ.


Click here for more information on the speakers.

Click here to view the webinar.



Women In Leadership:

RWNZ held our third Policy Summit Webinar Series on Thursday, 5 August- Women in Leadership. We had some incredible international speakers discussing how to succeed as a leader, empowering women in the workplace, and their own experiences as women leaders. Special thanks to our panelists Fiona Gower, President RWNZ; Mavis Mullins, Director, Board Member and Agribusiness owner based in Dannevirke, NZ; Amanda Ellis, former New Zealand Head of Mission and Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, based in Hawai’i and; Professor Susan Stehlik, Communication Consultant and Professor of Management Communications at NYU Stern School of Business, based in New York.

For more information on the speakers, click here.

Click here to view. 



Why Vote?

RWNZ held the second in our Summit Policy Webinar series on Wednesday, 23 September. In the spirit of Kate Sheppard and her team of suffragists that fought for our right to vote, we discussed the importance of voting in a democracy, why women should use our right to vote and women’s participation. Special thanks to our panellists; Fiona Gower, President RWNZ; Charles Chauvel, UNDP Global Lead on Inclusive Institutions and Processes; Agata Walczak, UNDP Parliament Development Expert; Alicia Wright, Chief Electoral Officer and Chief Executive of the Electoral Commission and; Prof Jennifer Curtin, Professor of Politics and Director of the Public Policy Institute at the University of Auckland.

Watch the webinar here.




Maternal Health/Hauora

Our inaugural Policy Summit Webinar – Maternal Health/Hauora was held on Thursday 27 August and if you missed out, you can watch the recording of the conversation here.

Thank you for the support of the NZ College of Midwives and to our wonderful panellists; RWNZ President, Fiona Gower; NZ College of Midwives Chief Executive, Alison Eddy and rural midwives Kendra Short and Morgan Weathington for leading this korero.