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Fonterra and Rural Support Trust join forces to improve wellbeing support for rural families

Fonterra and Rural Support Trust join forces to improve wellbeing support for rural families

Fonterra and the Rural Support Trust announced a three year partnership to improve access to wellbeing and resilience services for farming families who are doing it tough. The first priority is to develop a rural specific national strategy, which is expected to be in place early next year.

September 13, 2022 0 Comments
Support for storm stricken farmers in Top of South and Far North

Support for storm stricken farmers in Top of South and Far North

Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor has classified severe weather that affected farmers and growers in the Top-of-the-South and the Far North District as a medium-scale adverse event, unlocking Government support

August 22, 2022 0 Comments
Top of the South Flooding Event

Top of the South Flooding Event

Flooding - Top of the South As you will be aware there has been severe damage to some areas in the top of the South Island with major flooding, farms still underwater and road closures preventing outside assistance, deliveries and pick-ups. Additional stock food is likely to be required for farmers in these areas to get through winter and there have been many offers...
August 21, 2022 0 Comments
Resilience Strategies for Coping .

Resilience Strategies for Coping .

Real-time Resilience Strategies for Coping

June 18, 2022 0 Comments
Starting the conversation...

Starting the conversation...

To combat the silence and stigma related to mental unwellness, Taranaki born and bred artist Paul Rangiwahia created "The Top Six Inches" using the analogy for not only where the majority of the plant roots sit in the soil but also the top six inches of the brain...
June 18, 2022 0 Comments
Dry Autumn in Waikato and South Auckland leads to drought classification

Dry Autumn in Waikato and South Auckland leads to drought classification

Drought conditions affecting the primary sector in the Waikato and South Auckland were today classified as a medium-scale adverse event, enabling a package of support for farmers and growers. 

May 16, 2022 0 Comments
During and after a flood

During and after a flood

A flood can be devasting, affecting livestock, land and buildings.

Here are tips on how to deal with post flooding.

Call us now if you are unsure where to start - 0800 787 254

When COVID hits your farm

When COVID hits your farm

Bevan Collie a Southland dairy farmer spoke to Jamie about his first-hand experience of COVID19 on-farm. 

He warns other farmers to ignore Omicron at their peril.

My COVID19 Factsheet and Plan

My COVID19 Factsheet and Plan

In this document you will find an easy to follow COVID19 factsheet and planning tool to ensure you know what to expect and have what you need if you have to isolate.

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Surfing for Farmers - Hickory Bay

Surfing for Farmers - Hickory Bay

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.

November 29, 2022 0 Comments
Nadia Lim and Royalburn Station launch cheeky room fragrance to help fundraise for the Rural Support Trust

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

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 it’s a bit of a dag! ‘Eau de Dagg’ was created using essential oils made from the wool dags of Nadia’s very own sheep.
November 23, 2022 0 Comments
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.

November 23, 2022 0 Comments
Surfing for Farmers Southland

Surfing for Farmers Southland

Surfing for Farmers (SFF) will be kicking off in Southland on Thursday 24 November at either Colac Bay, Riverton Rocks or Monkey Island!
November 15, 2022 0 Comments
The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Your Body - Tips for a Better Nights Sleep

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

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 of shut-eye nightly does more than make you feel groggy and grumpy.
November 15, 2022 0 Comments
Transporting farm & hunting dogs across Cook Strait

Transporting farm & hunting dogs across Cook Strait

With 4.5 hours between checking in and disembarking, keeping your dogs safe and comfortable requires planning and appropriate carrying facilities - especially on a hot sunny day.

 

 

November 14, 2022 0 Comments
"Stop & Pop" to check for nests

"Stop & Pop" to check for nests

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!
Rural Riders - Mountain biking for our rural community in Taupo, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Mt Hutt and Manawatu.

Rural Riders - Mountain biking for our rural community in Taupo, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Mt Hutt and Manawatu.

Rural Riders is back!! Come along with your family and friends to your local free Rural Riders event this summer! Bring your mountain or e-bike and enjoy an hour or two on the track with a nice cold refreshment...
Stink Bug Campaign Ramps Up

Stink Bug Campaign Ramps Up

BMSB infests several horticultural crops, causing damage to flowers, stems, leaves and fruit of host plants. Significant crops likely to be affected in New Zealand include apples, corn, wine grapes, kiwifruit, and...

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