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RWNZ Enterprising Rural Woman Award 2009

PRESS RELEASE

3 December 2008

Time to enter the RWNZ Enterprising Rural Woman Award 2009

In tough economic times it’s great to have an opportunity to promote your business for free. Getting your business noticed is just one of the advantages of entering the Enterprising Rural Woman Award 2009, being run by Rural Women New Zealand, along with great prizes for the top three entrants selected by the judges.

“The media is expressing strong interest in this award, and it creates opportunities for entrants to raise the profile of their businesses both locally and nationally,” says Rural Women New Zealand National President, Margaret Chapman.

“This award also fits well with the government’s emphasis on the need for strong rural and provincial productivity and business initiatives to help New Zealand cope with the expected economic recession.”

Women who enter the award must own or run a small business with less than 10 full time equivalent employees. The enterprise must be based in a rural area and have been operating for two years or more.

Sponsored by the BNZ, the award acknowledges the additional challenges rural businesswomen often have to overcome on their path to success.

The first prize winner will receive the BNZ trophy and $1500 prize money, as well as the opportunity to attend a BNZ Women in Agribusiness course run by Sue Lindsey, winner of the New Zealand Young Executive of the Year.

Entry forms and full information regarding the award and prizes to be won are available on the Rural Women New Zealand website www.ruralwomen.org.nz.

Entries close on 16 February 2009 and the winners will be announced at a special function to be held at the Grand Hall of Parliament on 15 May 2009.

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