The Te Puke-Rotoehu Branch of Rural Women New Zealand is focusing on community connection at an event next month.

There are people in Te Puke who have become experts in the field and many of them will be on hand at the May 7 event.

It's a chance to listen to speakers, get involved in discussions on how to be part of a supportive community that benefits everyone.

Speakers will include Chrissi Robinson from The Daily cafe and The Search Party Charitable Trust, Sue Wilks from EmpowermentNZ, Tracey Fawcett from the Vector Group, who works with young people, and Dale Snell and Monique Lints who are involved in several groups and initiatives in Te Puke.


Not only will there be discussion but there will also be entertainment from Te Puke Primary School pupils and a glimpse of some of the fashions for this coming winter.

Also attending the day will be Fiona Gower, the National President of Rural Women NZ, who along with the Chair of the Board, has just been to the UN in New York attending a forum focusing on the needs and abilities of rural women around the world.

She will be sharing of her experiences and what she has learned from the trip.

Rural Women New Zealand is a member-based organisation that supports people in the community, especially the rural community.

The organisation says it is always looking for ways to help people to connect in communities.

The event starts at 10am with morning tea.

Entry is $10 and tickets are available from Maureen Champion, 5735190, or at the door on the day.