Friday, 23 March 2012 09:57

Dairy Woman of the Year

DairyNZ board member Barbara Kuriger has been announced as the winner of the first annual Dairy Woman of the Year award.

The award was made by the Dairy Women's Network in association with Fonterra.

DairyNZ board chairman John Luxton says the award is highly deserved and recognises Barbara Kuriger for the active role she has taken in the dairy industry over a number of years.

"Barbara has demonstrated leadership and dedication and is a great role model for the industry," says Luxton.

The Dairy Woman of the Year award includes a 12 month scholarship for the prestigious Women in Leadership by Global Women, which is valued at $25,000. The scholarship is sponsored by Fonterra Milk Supply.

Kuriger and her husband, Louis, along with other family members, farm in Taranaki and other North Island locations. She plays a key part in the business and is known for her leadership contribution - not only locally but also on a regional and national level.

Kuriger is a past chair of LIC's national council, a former Fonterra shareholders' council member and is involved in the entrepreneurial investment organisation Taranaki Growth Spurt.

More like this

Dairy ‘circuit breaker’?

The 14.8% lift in the Global Dairy Trade overnight shows the circuit breaker that dairy markets have long needed is now in hand, ASB bank says.

NZ must fight for dairy in trade deal

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal could now be completed by the end of the year but New Zealand will have to work hard to get a good deal for dairy, says NZ International Business Forum executive director Stephen Jacobi.

More from this category

LAWF report nears final stages

THE FINAL report of the Land and Water Forum (LAWF) is nearing completion and is expected soon to be in the hands of government ministers.

74550
Dairy ‘circuit breaker’?

The 14.8% lift in the Global Dairy Trade overnight shows the circuit breaker that dairy markets have long needed is now in hand, ASB bank says.

A judge has ordered a Northland farmer to pay $24,000 for illegal discharges of dairy effluent from a storage tank and pond at the man's Donnelly's Crossing property in 2010.

Dairy Women's Network and DairyNZ are running free goal setting workshops called 'Know where you are heading' in nine locations throughout New Zealand during February and March.

With estimates that 70-75% of the world's population may be lactose intolerant and with total milk, yoghurt and cheese consumption at over 200 million tonnes in 2011, lactose free dairy products represent a substantial opportunity for dairy manufacturers.

Synlait Milk has landed the agribusiness award in the Sensational Selwyn Awards, which recognise business excellence in the Selwyn District, Canterbury.

The new 60-strong team at Fonterra Darfield are into their final few weeks of trials before the first milk arrives.

New Zealand's leading rural lender, ANZ New Zealand, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with dairy industry organisation DairyNZ to work together to boost the financial performance of dairy farms.

70451
 

» Latest Print Issues Online

Milking It

Clever cows

Everyone knows rats and mice can navigate mazes, but cows?

Use our milk or else….

Ignore our milk at your peril; that’s the message from UK farmers who are taking their protests against low prices…

 

» Connect with Dairy News

» eNewsletter

Finance-Icons-email

 

NZGeo-comp

» Popular Reads

 

» Events Calendar

20 September - 24 September

IDF World Dairy Summit 2015

 

Markets

Wool market consolidates

Wool market consolidates

Lack of confidence in global markets and a weakening New Zealand dollar may have affected the latest South Island wool…

Rural Life

Wanaka A&P up for award

The Wanaka A&P Show has been nominated as a finalist in the annual New Zealand Association of Event Professionals Event…