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Teamwork helping farmers in the Tararua

Teamwork helping farmers in the Tararua

As recovery from Cyclone Gabrielle in Tararua slowly begins in the rural sector, practical measures and public generosity are combining to help ensure that when farmers are ready to begin the long haul back to prosperity there will be local help.

March 19, 2023 0 Comments
Year of The Farmer 2023

Year of The Farmer 2023

In January this year, Otago Daily Times business and rural editor Sally Rae wrote an opinion piece suggesting the need for a celebration of New Zealand’s food producing champions.

March 19, 2023 0 Comments
Cyclone Gabrielle - Farmer and Grower Recovery Grants 2023

Cyclone Gabrielle - Farmer and Grower Recovery Grants 2023

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has $51 million to help farmers and growers, including whenua Māori owners, to recover from Cyclone Gabrielle. This funding is intended to assist farmers and growers in getting back to productivity as quickly as possible.

March 18, 2023 0 Comments
Alliance Group Donates $200,000 To The East Coast Rural Support Trust

Alliance Group Donates $200,000 To The East Coast Rural Support Trust

In response to the devastation caused by Cyclone Gabrielle, Alliance Group today announced a comprehensive support package for the region with a focus on farmers badly impacted on the East Coast of the North Island. 

March 18, 2023 0 Comments
Ballance donates $1million to Rural Support Trust

Ballance donates $1million to Rural Support Trust

In response to the devastation caused to rural communities by recent weather events through-out New Zealand, Ballance Agri-Nutrients is funding a comprehensive relief package to provide on the ground support. 

March 17, 2023 0 Comments
Hugo Charitable Trust donates to the Rural Support Trust

Hugo Charitable Trust donates to the Rural Support Trust

The Trustees of the Hugo Charitable Trust recently donated $50,000 to the Rural Support Trust National Ooffice, to distribute to the areas and farmers most affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.

March 17, 2023 0 Comments
Minimum wage is increasing on 1 April. Are you ready?

Minimum wage is increasing on 1 April. Are you ready?

On the 1st April 2023 the minimum wage will increase from $21.20 to $22.70 per hour and it applies to all employees 16 years and over.

DairyNZ offering one-on-one help

DairyNZ offering one-on-one help

DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle told Dairy News they have been busy updating all the material they have to help farmers through the coming weeks and months.

Events on in March and April 2023

Events on in March and April 2023

Events planned in affected Cyclone Gabrielle Regions for March & April 2023

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