West Coast News & Events

Posted: Nov 29, 2022

Surfing for Farmers – The perfect break returns for summer

A surf therapy initiative helping improve mental health and wellbeing in New Zealand rural communities is returning to beaches across the country.

"Surfing for Farmers is for everyone. We hope to see our regulars back again and look forward to new participants coming along and joining in on the buzz”, says Stephen Thomson.

Posted: Nov 29, 2022

Surfing for Farmers - Hickory Bay

Starts Thursday 24 November at 5pm

Surfing for Farmers on Banks Peninsula is starting this Thursday, 5:00pm at Hickory Bay. If you would like to attend this year - here is the 2022 Rego form.
Posted: Nov 23, 2022

Nadia Lim and Royalburn Station launch cheeky room fragrance to help fundraise for the Rural Support Trust

Introducing ‘Eau de Dagg’ - the new room fragrance from Nadia Lim and Royalburn Station!

Nadia Lim of Royalburn Station has today launched a cheeky new room fragrance to fundraise for the Rural Support Trust and help raise awareness of the issues facing rural New Zealand. And...
Posted: Nov 23, 2022

Asking for help shouldn’t be the hardest thing we do in life, says Otago Federated Farmers' Luke Kane.

Asking for help shouldn’t be the hardest thing we do in life, says Otago Federated Farmers' Luke Kane. 

Rural Life story - 23 November 2022

Luke Kane shares what it is like dealing with losing a family member to suicide.

Posted: Nov 15, 2022

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Your Body - Tips for a Better Nights Sleep

Information supplied by Healthline and the Southern Cross Team

If you’ve ever spent a night tossing and turning, you already know how you’ll feel the next day — tired, cranky, and out of sorts. But missing out on the recommended 7 to 9 hours...
1/12/2023 6:30 PM

Surfing for Farmers Gore Bay North Canterbury

Thursday January 12 2023 @6.30pm

12/6/2022 6:00 PM

Surfing for Farmers-Sumner Beach

Starts Tuesday December 6 @ 6.15pm

Posted: Nov 9, 2022

"Stop & Pop" to check for nests

Did you know almost a third of tractor fire claims involve birds?

Blair Shortall from FMG joins Andy Thompson from The Rural Roundup to discuss tractor fires and why farmers should 'Stop & Pop'! FMG tractor advice worth listening to!

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