Northland 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 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

Surfing for Farmers Southland

Starting on Thursday 24 November

Surfing for Farmers (SFF) will be kicking off in Southland on Thursday 24 November at either Colac Bay, Riverton Rocks or Monkey Island!
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...
Posted: Nov 14, 2022

Transporting farm & hunting dogs across Cook Strait

Transporting multiple farm or hunting dogs across Cook Strait needs special care to ensure your dogs are kept safe and is different to transporting your dogs by road

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...
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!
3/12/2023

Open Farms - New Zealand’s national open farm day is set for Sunday 12 March 2023!

Let's tell our story and help urban Kiwis reconnect with our land, food & farmers.

Get out your gumboots - New Zealand’s national open farm day is set for Sunday 12 March 2023! We're kicking off with a call for farmer hosts. You bring your passion and pride for...

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