Influence decision makers and contribute to our voice for rural communities
Rural Women New Zealand Public Policy work provides credible advice to government, partners, and stakeholders on issues that affect people who live in rural New Zealand.
PAAGs consist of RWNZ Members working together to ensure the voice of rural women and rural communities are heard and not forgotten when legislation and regulation are being changed and considered.
PAAGs give the opportunity for interested members to contribute to our work on our priority policy areas. As well as working on our responses to proposed legislation and issues that affect rural communities, you will have the opportunity to learn from and engage with women from around the country.
What are they?
PAAGS consist of RWNZ members working together to ensure the voice of rural women and rural communities are heard and not forgotten when legislation and regulation are being changed and considered. We refer to this as public policy work and it includes:
Changes in legislation – e.g. What happens at Parliament
Local Government changes – e.g. Regional and District Councils
Consultations run by Government agencies and other groups which impact on our rural communities
The PAAGs replace the Portfolio Hubs and there is one PAAG for each of the main public policy priority areas:
Community and Social Inclusion, Connectivity and Business, Education, Environment, Health and International.
If you have previously participated in a Portfolio Hub, we thank you for your contributions to date and encourage you to put in an expression of interest in joining a PAAG.
If you have experience of this type of work whether paid or voluntary, or you are curious and interested in building your skills in this type of work, we encourage you to put in an EOI.
Where do I find more information?
Some general information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found above, along with information on the expectations of the PAAG Chair and PAAG member roles. You can download the application form below, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact details are also included for:
Chief Executive, Gabrielle O’Brien: If you have questions about the process or a detail on the EOI form. You can email Gabe here.
Our PAAG Convenors: If you would like to ask a question about a particular PAAG. You can view these details here.
We encourage you to read through this information provided and put your hand up to be part of this important work. You can download the application form below, and submit to email@example.com.