Eleven dynamic and innovative businesses are in the running for the Rural Women New Zealand Enterprising Rural Women Awards 2015.
Entries in this year's Love of the Land category include a plant nursery and orchard contracting services.
The highly competitive Help I Need Somebody section includes a fitness trainer, a counsellor, farm safety services, a clothing retailer and a rural broadband supplier.
Competing in the Making it in Rural section is a media publisher and a producer of skincare products.
Tourism operators in the Stay, Play Rural section include an events and functions estate and a bike tour operator.
The winners will be announced at the Rural Women New Zealand national conference in Nelson in late November.