Janette Hudson

Vice President Membership Janette Hudson

BPW Central Hawkes Bay

Joined BPW  Central Hawkes Bay  – Feb  2001

 Committee member-2004-2012

  • Secretary-2005-2010
  • Executive Secretary-2010-2012
  • President-2008-2010
  • Past President-2011-2012
  • Publicity -2012
  • Attended many National conferences & Regional meetings.
  • School Teacher / Principal – semi-retired.
  • Business partner  with husband- now retired
  • Served on various committees while our family were growing up.

I am married to John for 45years. He is very supportive of my interests & is always there to assist. We have lived in a few places during our married life as we strived to reach our goal of owning our own farm.  We lived for 20 years in the Manawatu then moved to Hawkes Bay 19 years ago and have just recently retired into Waipukurau .  

 My teaching was in the Manawatu and in Hawkes Bay where I also took on a Principal position at a country school in our area .  I still enjoy some relieving work at a couple of local schools.

 We have 4 children.  Our daughter married an Australian [we forgive her for that!!!] and lives in Wollongong.  2 of our sons are in Perth involved in the mining business and another son is in Hamilton with the NZ Animal Health Board.  We have 6 beautiful grand daughters whose various interests we follow keenly.


My interests include – gardening, reading, music, travel and fishing and I have just joined a walking group.

I do enjoy BPW both locally & Nationally.   I learnt so much when I was President I felt I wanted to maybe challenge myself a little bit more!!     

Contact:   fvp@bpwnz.org.nz