August 10, 2016
Workshops put wahine in driving seat
The Agri Women's Development Trust wants to help women understand how Maori land they have a stake in are run.
Trustee Hinerangi Edwards says Maori-owned sheep and beef farms differ from family farms in important ways, and there's a lot to learn.
The Wahine Maia Wahine Whenua workshops cover the language of farming, budgeting, planning, environmental bottom lines, and other issues that could help wahine to move into governance roles.
"You want to know what kind of budgets are landing in front of you for your approval. So you need to know, well what were the managers thinking when they were putting this together for me and actually is it kaka or tika? In farming businesses there's a lot of kaka and it's not just on the land. So we have to be a bit more aware and think about short term and long term benefits for our whanau who own the whenua," Ms Edwards says.
The Wahine Maia Wahine Whenua programme of four one-day workshops start in Gisborne on August 24, Rotorua on August 31 and and National Park on September 1.
To register go to awdt.wufoo.com/forms/ understanding-your-farming-business-uyfb/
For more information visit www.awdt.org.nz or email email@example.com
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