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Rural Business Network


The RBN provides an opportunity for rural based business people to participate in professional development to grow their businesses through networking and learning.  The RBN aims to connect bright, innovative, ambitious people with successful like-minded businessmen and women.  This creates an opportunity to learn from and be inspired by others.  Through the RBN, businesses are connected across different sectors of the primary industry to share ideas and identify innovative opportunities.

The RBN operates through a network of locally based Hubs throughout New Zealand.  At quarterly meetings, people can meet motivated, innovative rural business people who understand that collaboration and cooperation builds successful businesses.  

The RBN aims to deliver four key outcomes at each meeting:

  • Interesting, relevant key note speakers
  • Question and Answer sessions for in-depth understanding
  • Networking
  • Socialising