Two of New Zealand’s top sportswomen have been announced for the Aspiring Conversations festival in Wanaka from March 25-27.

The “Wahine Toa-Sports Women” session will feature former Black Ferns captain, three-time Rugby World Cup winner and an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit Farah Palmer.

She will be joined by Rosara Joseph, a Commonwealth silver medallist, Olympic cyclist and Rhodes Scholar.

They will discuss the achievements of sportswomen in New Zealand, as well as the challenges and barriers they face.

The session will be chaired by RNZ presenter Kathryn Ryan, a former cricket representative.

The full programme will be announced on January 31.

Festival director Philip Tremewan said in a festival newsletter the informative and inspiring programme would reflect some of the most pressing issues of the day.

speakers across topics that include politics, history, the media, and the climate crisis,he said.

Tickets go on sale on February 11.