Gypsy Day

June 1, 2017 11:00 pm

June 1st is Gypsy Day, when new dairy contacts come into action around the country. Many farmers, their family and staff will be moving around the country to their next farms.

Farmers and their families will be packing up houses and sheds, including pets and stock. People will need to take extra care when travelling as there will be numerous removal trucks, utes and trailer-loads of equipment and stock on the road. 

Farmers may be leaving family and friends behind when they move to new areas. They will need to build support networks and find out about local schools and other community services. This can be challenging as many farms are located in isolated areas, which makes it harder to meet neighbours and get involved in the community.

Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) can assist with social connections and contacts for local support agencies. RWNZ branches are located throughout the country and regularly organise get-togethers for women and their families to meet and build social networks through activities and events in their community.

Come meet us at Fieldays 14-17 June at Mystery Creek. The RWNZ stand will be inside the health hub alongside support agencies and health services. Board representatives and members will be on the stand to answer queries about RWNZ and branches in your area.

Coming up in Otorohanga on Tuesday 13 June, a free Women’s Wellbeing workshop features speakers from RWNZ and local support agencies. Learn how to recognise the signs of a healthy relationship and develop strategies to support friends and families who may be experiencing difficulties.

In Te Awamutu on Tuesday 20 June, Te Rahu RWNZ Branch are hosting a Comedy Cup event. People are invited to attend wearing fun or fabulous race-day outfits, and participate in quizzes and activities, including a competition for best fascinator.

Join in the activities of a RWNZ branch near you, events are listed on our website or follow us on Facebook/ruralwomennz or Twitter @ruralwomennz or freephone 0800 256 467 for RWNZ contacts in your region.


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