Hurunui News - Challenge Ahead for Rural Women

North Canterbury business women have often stepped Cosy-Toes-Challenge-Ahead-For-Rural-Women
up to the challenge of entering the Rural Womens New Zealand (RWNZ) Enterprising Rural Women Award and have achieved success.

Entries for the 2011 awards are now being sought and business women from through out North Canterbury are being encouraged to think about entering.

"The award celebrates women who take on the extra challenge of running a business in a rural area and it's a great opportunity to boost your business profile," says RWNZ National president, Liz Evans.

Last year's South Island winner, Tracey Topp, who runs children's merino sock company, 'Cosy Toes Ltd' from Rotherham in the Hurunui area, says her win had a very positive spin off.

"I'm definitely busier because of it," she says.

This year's sponsors are Telecom and Access Home Health. Both will also be involved in the judging.