Nelson Tasman Fires

Update as at 11 Feb 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Author: Terri Anderson
Who do I call and where do I go?
Concerned about safety of people? Call 111.

Evacuating? You can go to Civil Defence Centre at Saxton Field Stadium, Stoke

They can help with:

  • Your pets
  • Welfare information and advice
  • Help with accommodation if you need it.

Please register with CDEM if you evacuate

  • If you don’t use the centre or need any help, please call 03 543 8400 to register
  • This means you’re on our list to send you information about getting back home.


Civil Defence payments

  • Do you need food, petrol, clothing? Civil Defence payments can be made available for evacuated people. Talk to Work and Income on 0800 559 009.

Work and income

  • If you don’t know if you can get help, or are finding supporting your family tricky: talk to Work and Income on 0800 559 009. They may be able to help cover urgent or unexpected costs, living expenses, lost wages, benefits, and housing assistance.

Health and support

  • GP visits and pharmacy prescriptions will be waived for fire-related appointments. For help accessing a GP call 03 543 7841
  • Wakefield Health Centre is in the Richmond community health hub (281 Queen St)
  • Or call the freephone Healthline on 0800 611 116
  • Rural people can call the Rural Support Trust on 0800 787 254.
  • After hours and weekends: Medical and Injury Centre (Nelson) and in Motueka (Greenwood Health or The Doctors) Nelson Bays Primary Health. www.nbph.org.nz

Insurance

  • When you return to your property take photos and call your insurance company.

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For the most up to date information about the fires visit: Nelson Tasman Civil Defence website: www.nelsontasmancivildefence.co.nz/news  or https://www.facebook.com/nelsontasmancivildefenceandemergencymanagement


Not sure who to talk to?  Call Tasman District Council on 03 543 8400 (24 hours)

Stock

For animal welfare call MPI on 0800 008 333 (option 4)                        

If you may need to evacuate, try to move or prepare your animals beforehand.

If you need help with this, or if you have evacuated and had to leave your animals behind,
please call MPI on 0800 008 333 (option 4) with as much information as you can give them.

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Upskilling for farming women - sheep and beef courses

RMPP-funded courses nationally

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Author: Terri Anderson

Understanding Your Farming Business (UYFB)

Understanding Your Farming Business equips and supports women involved in sheep and beef farming to lift business performance. Whether you’re farming with others or on your own, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to help create a positive future.   

Fully funded by the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP), this programme will ensure you return to your business with fresh eyes, be equipped to play a greater part in decision making and be able to communicate powerfully with farming partners, financial advisors and rural professionals. 

Two courses are available:

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Next SRST Meeting

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Author: SuperUser Account

Next meeting of the Southland Rural Support Trust -

General Meeting

Location:  ***Note Change***

                 Middle Pub, Winton

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Time:

Trustees Only: 10am

Facilitators and Key Partners: 11am

Stakeholders: 1.00pm

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Cyclone Season

What to do in case of severe rain/storm

Monday, December 24, 2018

Author: Terri Anderson

Before severe rain

· Keep an eye on weather reports and enact your plans for moving stock and supplementary feed to higher ground if needed.

· Clear gutters and drains where possible

· Have to hand a smartphone, a charger for the car, a torch, and a battery-powered radio

· Check your insurance cover details

 

During a flood or storm

· Keep an eye on https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/ and your regional council websites/facebook or radio station

· The safety of you, your family, and workers comes first.

· Move stock to safety, shelter and water and make sure they can't wander. Are the electric fences working?

· Turn off utilities if told to do so by authorities as it can help prevent damage to your home or community. Unplug small appliances to avoid damage from power surges.

· Do not attempt to drive or walk through floodwaters unless essential.

· Check power and phones. Report outages.

· Check dogs, poultry and pets.

· Check on neighbours - do they need help or can they help you?

· Check buildings at risk, feed stacks. · Use generators if necessary to keep pumps, refrigeration, electric fences and household appliances running. Flood pumps may need attention. 

 

Further information:

https://www.dairynz.co.nz/business/adverse-events/flood/

https://beeflambnz.com/news-views/topics/flooding

MPI Animal welfare 

 

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News & Alerts

Updates on the Mycoplasma bovis eradication

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Author: Terri Anderson

For weekly updates to your email sign up to MPI's stakeholder update. It is for you, your farmers, and anyone interested in the eradication of Mycoplasma bovisSign up here and please get all your networks of farmers and rural professionals to do so too.  


 

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Lock it in with Sam

Sam Whitelock promotes the 5 Ways to Wellbeing... Southland Rural Support Trust agrees

Friday, June 29, 2018

Author: LindsayWright

Southland Rural Support Trust backs Sam Whitelock with all 5 Ways to Wellbeing

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Good Yarn Workshops

Monday, February 26, 2018

Author: Bridget Frame

GOOD YARN - "Enabling Farming communities to talk about Mental Health"
GY is a hands on workshop that will give you the practical tools and confidence to be able to talk to people in rural communities about mental health.

Workshops are run by experienced facilitators from the North Canterbury Rural Support Trust

They are free to attend for farmers, rural professionals, people living and working in rural communities

Bring a friend, colleague or neighbour

Registrations to Gayle  litchi@farmside.co.nz  or Ph 027 4171 812

 


2019 Dates coming soon!

 


 

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Cleaning up after ex-Cyclone Gita

Suggestions for rural communities

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Author: Terri Anderson

After a flood or storm

* Continue to listen to your local radio station for civil defence instructions.

* Help others if you can, especially people who may require special assistance.

* Throw away food and water that has been contaminated by floodwater.

* Avoid drinking or preparing food with tap water until you are certain it is not contaminated. 

* If a boil water notice is in place, follow steps to sterilize dairy cleaning equipment

* Ensure stock and domestic animals have food, water, and shelter where necessary, and are secure. Ensure that all stock injuries are promptly attended too, after human needs are meet.

* Look for and report broken utility lines. Treat all lines as live.

* If your property is damaged, take notes and photographs for insurance purposes. Lodge insurance claims as soon as possible.

* Assess damage to water supply and reticulation systems. Which troughs are contaminated with silt and will need cleaning?

* Assess damage to access lanes, tracks, gateways, culverts and fences. What clearing away of flood debris is needed?

* Assess damage to pastures, the depth and type of silt.

* Assess available non-flooded pastures and other undamaged feed reserves.

* Use the resources available. Contact local council civil defence flood relief co-ordinator, industry groups, Federated Farmers, Rural Support Trusts, Rural Women NZ, or other resource providers. 

* Please accept help when offered, and ask for it if you need it.

Dairy NZ advice for farmers without power:

  • Cows can go several days without being milked provided they are well fed and watered
  • When power returns, ensure cows are milked out completely
  • For further advice;  www.dairynz.co.nz/farm/adverse-events/

Useful sites and numbers:

* Civil Defence website https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/

* Your local Rural Support Trust to update your information or ask for help for you, a partner, family member, worker or neighbour: 0800 RURAL HELP (0800 787 254)  www.rural-support.org.nz

*Animal welfare https://www.mpi.govt.nz/protection-and-response/animal-welfare/animals-in-emergencies/

*Federated Farmers Feedline https://www.fedfarm.org.nz/FFPublic/Adverse_Events_Farmer_Support_and_Feedline.aspx

* Your local council website and facebook page

 

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