Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) president Gill Naylor says the health and wellbeing of rural communities is at risk of further deterioration, Rural News reports, if something is not done to resolve the issues facing people who live, work and play in rural New Zealand. Naylor says the challenges rural families face are varied and include a lack of rural midwives, lack of rural nurses and GPs, lack of rural mental health services, delays in emergency services such as ambulances, and long distances to travel for services like allied health and cancer treatment.