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Refill Your Cup comes back to Hurunui

Refill Your Cup comes back to Hurunui
Fitness guru and entrepreneur Kate Ivey will be one of four speakers at the refill Your Cup Event. Supplied.

An event hosted by Refill Your Cup and the Hurunui Landcare Group is being held to give Hurunui women a chance to take a break from on-farm pressures and connect and network.

"It's a chance for people to get out, listen to inspirational speakers and catch up with their neighbours and friends," event organiser Bridget Radford says.

The event will be held at the Omihi Community Hall on May 29 and is a collaboration between Refill Your Cup, which was set up in 2018 to create events for rural women who often take on the emotional burden when things are tough on the farm, and the Hurunui Landcare Group.

This year's event will feature four keynote speakers: fitness guru and entrepreneur Kate Ivey, agricultural economist and consultant Carla Muller, artist Corina Hazlett, and rural general practitioner Anthea Prentice.

The event will be free, running from 9:30 to 2 p.m. to coincide with school pick-ups for busy mothers, and will include a catered lunch.

Radford said that with the challenges facing the primary sector, both groups felt another event aimed at women was needed.

"With production prices and high interest rates, it's pretty tough at the moment.

"It's not just the drought.

"So this an opportunity for some positivity in these tough times."

The event is open to everyone. To register, email [email protected].

by Claire Inkson