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Welcome to the August Enuff!

In this edition, you’ll find an update on the revised programme and national travel plans for our Nuffield 2020 Scholars since the COVID lockdowns.

Also included are links to the 2018 Nuffield Scholar presentations, now available in video and podcast. Don’t miss the opportunity to listen to the Scholars research findings and insights – you won’t be disappointed!

Click on the links below for all Nuffield updates:

As we’re sure you already know, Rural Leaders also deliver the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme. If you’re interested in keeping up with what’s happening with our Kellogg Programme and Alumni click here.

If you have any questions about the Nuffield programme please contact us at programmes@ruralleaders.co.nz.

The Team at Rural Leaders

Nuffield 2020 Scholar programme update

Following the COVID-19 lockdowns this year and restrictions on international and national travel, we have had to continually adapt the 2020 Scholarship Programme.

Travel for our scholars (for their national focus programme) has been deferred. The 2020 Scholars will now join with the 2021 scholar cohort in February/March next year to embark on a road trip around New Zealand to assist with their Nuffield research.

For the remainder of this year the 2020 Scholars’ focus will be on conducting a survey on the sector impacts of COVID-19. Scholars will be supported with a monthly zoom session with selected speakers.

This will be followed by a Scholar retreat in October 2020 to spend time going through reflective practice and also taking in some strategic organisations.

Lastly, they will present their findings in November at the Nuffield 2021 Awards in Wellington.

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Nuffield 2021 – selection is underway

Applications for the Nuffield 2021 Scholarships are now closed.

We were pleased to have received 20 applications from a very strong pool of candidates.

Selections for the 2021 Scholarships are now underway. Successful candidates for a 2021 scholarship will be announced at the Nuffield Awards Ceremony in Wellington, in early November.

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2018 Scholar presentations

In mid-August we released the 2018 Nuffield Scholar presentations and panel discussions.

If you haven’t yet had the chance to catch up on the presentations you can get access to them here on the Rural Leaders website in both video and podcast formats.

This series includes the following presentations and panel discussions:

Scholar presentations:

Panel discussions:

  • Panel Discussion 1 – Scholars Simon Cook, Andy Elliot, Solis Norton discuss their research insights
  • Panel Discussion 2 – Scholars Kate Scott, Turi McFarlane discuss their research insights
  • Panel Discussion 3 – 2018 Scholars : Opportunities within New Zealand food & fibre sector in a post covid world

A big thanks to Rebecca Hyde, 2017 Nuffield Scholar for facilitating the presentations and panel sessions with the 2018 Scholars.

Nuffield obituaries

John Kneebone, 1966 Nuffield Scholar passed away recently, our thoughts are with his wife Kay and his family.

John was based in Waikato and was instrumental in helping set up the National Fieldays in the format that we know today.

Our partners…

We are pleased to acknowledge LIC as Rural Leader’s new Programme Partner and the re-signing of a three year agreement with our supporting partner GlobalHQ.

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Our programmes work in partnership with some of New Zealand’s leading agribusiness organisations – click here for more.​