Winners of the New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators Announced

October 6, 2018 11:38 pm


Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) presented two awards at the 60th New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators Awards (Guild’s).

�RWNZ believes that the Guild�s are an important opportunity to recognise the talent which connects and strengthens New Zealand�s rural communities,� says National Chair, Penny Mudford.

�As an organisation, we sponsored two awards at this year�s Guilds � the Rural Connectivity Award and the RWNZ Journalism Award.

�RWNZ established the Rural Connectivity Award to recognise the importance of connectivity to rural communities and agri-businesses in rural areas, celebrating journalism that helps raise awareness about the issues and benefits of rural connectivity.

�This year, Gerald Piddock of Stuff NZ wins the Rural Connectivity Award for his work on how strengthening connections in rural communities is a way of supporting and attracting new farmers to the industry.

�The Rural Women New Zealand Journalism Award was established to recognise the important contribution women make (and have always made) in the rural community, either through their role in the farming sector or to the general rural environment, in its broadest interpretation.

�Carol Stiles of Radio New Zealand�s Country Life Programme, wins the Rural Women New Zealand Journalism Award 2018 for her work on broadcasts which highlighted how one women�s dream of sheep farming came to fruition and another who is changing the lives of retired farm dogs.

�RWNZ is proud to be involved with the Guild�s and look forward to hearing and seeing more from the entrants and winners who grow, connect and support our rural communities,� says Ms Mudford.


For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Rural Women New Zealand

National Office

[email protected]




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