• Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO
  • Staff6-25
  • HeadquartersNew Zealand
  • Founded1925

Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) is an integral part of the rural landscape, members join RWNZ for friendship, support and learning opportunities. RWNZ offer scholarships and bursaries to assist rural students to access education opportunities. RWNZ connects with the rural community through social events, fundraising and as an authoritative voice on rural health services, education, rural environment and social issues. RWNZ supports and nurtures talent, and encourages members to grow their skills through roles within branches and provincials and progress into leadership roles in their communities. Previously named the Enterprising Rural Women Awards, the now called NZI Rural Women New Zealand Business Awards are an exciting event that showcases excellence in business, entrepreneaurship and leading social enterprise.  Values Charitable: They continue their traditional role of supporting rural communities. Forward Thinking: They lead the development of strong rural environments for today and the future. Flexible: They are creative, proactive and innovative. Professional: They are reputable and use best practice. Inclusive: They welcome diversity in all its forms. Mission Growing Dynamic Communities. History RWNZ was established in 1925 by women who wanted better social and economic conditions for rural people. For over 90 years they have been at the forefront of rural issues, working to grow dynamic communities in New Zealand.  
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Staff at Rural Women New Zealand have experience in


  • research & development
  • infectious disease
  • tertiary education
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • reproductive health


  • new zealand
  • australia
  • germany
  • india


  • managerial experience
  • international experience

Company Offices

  • New Zealand (headquarters)
  • Wellington
  • Level 5, Technology One House, 86 Victoria Street
  • 6011