Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Heather Henare Honoured As ‘Woman of the Biennium’

Date: 30 September 2013

Title: Heather Henare Honoured As ‘Woman of the Biennium’ By Zonta

Chief Executive of National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges, Heather Henare was honoured as Zonta’s ‘Woman of the Biennium’ at the Zonta International, District 16, National Conference held in Queenstown at the weekend.

This biennial award recognises an outstanding New Zealand woman, whose contribution to the lives of women and girls in the New Zealand community epitomises the values and aspirations of Zonta International. Previous recipients of the award are: Designer, Annah Stretton 2006-2008 - Patron, Adrienne Lady Stewart 2008-2010 - CEO Endometriosis NZ, Deborah Bush 2010-2012.

Heather is a qualified Senior Social Worker and has held positions at Child Youth and Family as a Senior Practice Consultant and Senior Advisory Officer. Heather joined Women’s Refuge in 2005 as Chief Executive Officer. Heather is a member of the Ministerial Taskforce of Action on Family Violence, set up by the Government three years ago

Zonta District 16 Governor Maureen Heine stated when awarding the honour that it was a great privilege for the organisation to be able to acknowledge and honour Heather who has, throughout her 25 year career been a consistent and powerful advocate. Her passion and dedication for the rights of women and children has seen her devote herself personally and professionally to working toward the elimination of violence against women and children.

The International President for Zonta is Wellington Woman - Lynn McKenzie, the first time a Kiwi woman has achieved the highest office within the organisation.

In Queenstown at the weekend Lynn acknowledged Heather as an influential and effective advocate for women and stated that there was a great synergy between what Heather achieves and the difference that Zonta makes in the community.

Zonta is an organisation of executives and professionals who work together both nationally and internationally to advance the status of women through service and advocacy. With almost 700 hundred members in New Zealand and more than 30,000 members globally this group of dedicated, focussed and high-achieving women have considerable influence and remarkable accomplishment.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Overseas Investment: Auditor-General To Examine OIO

The Auditor-General is to examine how the Overseas Investment Office collects and manages information following a request from the parliament's finance and expenditure committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English Living In Denial

The working poor have been a direct byproduct of the economic policies in vogue for the past 30 years or more, all over the Western world... That anger was evident in the Brexit vote, and it underlies the support for Donald Trump in the United States. More>>

ALSO:

Final Reading Of Parental Leave Bill: Families With New Babies Victims Of Veto

“For the first time ever, a Bill will have a third reading debate and no vote will be taken at the end because the National Government has used its veto – an extreme measure against families,” says the Bill’s sponsor, Labour MP Sue Moroney. More>>

ALSO:

Water, Pests, Erosion...: Commissioner Releases Mixed Report Card On Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has released a mixed report card in her assessment of the state of New Zealand’s environment. “We are lucky to live in an exceptionally beautiful country, but we have some big issues to face up to” said Dr Jan Wright. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Private Schools Beneficiaries Of Extra Cash

“Not only did this year’s Budget freeze operational funding for state schools, but 86 per cent of secondary school principals say they don’t get enough funding, and the demand for school donations from parents is rising at 10 times the rate of inflation... Now we’ve got Hekia Parata proposing more cash for private schools." More>>

ALSO:

Shop Hours Bill Second Reading: Government Blocks Easter Trading Petition

The union representing retail workers is warning that the Government is out of touch with working people after passing the second reading of the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, a law handing local authorities the power to permit trading on Easter Sunday. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news