Rural Women turns 90

Rural Women NZ will celebrate its 90-year anniversary with a gala dinner at its annual conference in Nelson in November.

The conference programme includes opening speaker winemaker Peter Yealands of Yealands Estate, renowned for his ‘can do’ attitude and innovative thinking which has led to a number of world firsts in sustainable wine growing. Peter’s goal is to become the most sustainable winegrower in the world.

The winners of the 2015 Enterprising Rural Women Awards will also be announced during the conference.

The official proceedings begin at 3pm on Saturday November 21, but plans are for a pre-conference tour of the Abel Tasman Park on Friday November 20, and a visit to Nelson’s world famous market on Saturday.

Tours for partners include trips into the rural areas of Tasman district, including the Moutere and Nelson Lakes National Park. After business on Sunday there will be an opportunity to visit historic Melrose House, which was once owned by Rural Women organisation.

For more information go to the website, email or phone Rural Women’s national office 04 473 5524.


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