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Wandering stock on roads and highways can have a devastating impact.

Wandering stock on roads and highways can have a devastating impact.

David Harrington was driving and hit a cow on SH1 in Southland and changed his life forever

August 15, 2022 0 Comments
Surfing for Farmers

Surfing for Farmers

Surfing for Farmers  Goldpine visited Midway Beach in Gisborne for a chance to check out the well-being initiative, Surfing for Farmers. Founded by Gisborne-local Stephen Thomson in 2018, Surfing for Farmers now host events in 21 locations across New Zealand.
July 21, 2022 0 Comments
Joint AWDT & FarmStrong course helps navigate farming challenges

Joint AWDT & FarmStrong course helps navigate farming challenges

Southland dairy farmer Brooke Flett shares how a new programme designed to boost the resilience of rural communities helps her navigate the challenges of farming. For more information on “Know your Mindset. Do What Matters” visit Agri-Women's Development Trust To find out what else could work for you and ‘lock it in’, visit...
July 19, 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 where resilience is developed by farmers who take care of their...
June 18, 2022 0 Comments
Searching for Surplus Feed

Searching for Surplus Feed

Searching for Surplus Feed  If you feel you have more than enough feed on hand to manage your own feed needs through till spring, it would be great if you would consider making it available for sale to farmers in areas that are experiencing drought conditionshttps://www.mpi.govt.nz/
May 18, 2022 0 Comments
National Feed Coordination Service

National Feed Coordination Service

Feed Coordiantion Service - April 2022

April 8, 2022 0 Comments
No rain, but a perfect Storm

No rain, but a perfect Storm

Southland farmers are reeling from the combined impacts of COVID-19 and a long dry period

Update from WellSouth -  who is the Primary Health Network for Otago and Southland

Update from WellSouth - who is the Primary Health Network for Otago and Southland

COVID-19 On farm Self Isolation or Quarantine - What you need to know

COVID-19 On farm Self Isolation or Quarantine - What you need to know

This webinar is your opportunity to hear what will be considered when a Medical Officer of Health makes a decision on whether or not you can isolate and continue to work on farm. Dr Michael Butchard, Medical...

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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
Kevin Forward from OSPRI talks to Andy Muir from The Muster

Kevin Forward from OSPRI talks to Andy Muir from The Muster

Recently Kevin spoke to the host of the The Muster on Hokonui, Andy Muir. They spoke about:  Foot-and-Mouth (FMD) at the NZ border  NAIT and a sheep tracability system - FMD — What can sheep farmers do?  NAIT tracing in relation to FMD  eASD form - movement of animals - On 24 July 2022, MyOSPRI replaced eASD as...
September 4, 2022 0 Comments
Recycling of Bale Wrap with Recycle South

Recycling of Bale Wrap with Recycle South

Our further processing facility at 210 Branxholme Makarewa Road is now open, so we are calling all farmers who have bale wrap stored around the farm to now drop it off. Our new machinery is specially designed to take your bale wrap (and agri plastics) and process it into small, recyclable pellets. We are beyond excited to bring this service to the south and help farms...
August 30, 2022 0 Comments
Federated Farmers Webinar - Foot & Mouth Disease - What you need to know

Federated Farmers Webinar - Foot & Mouth Disease - What you need to know

With there being so much talk about Foot and Mouth in the media Federated Farmers wanted to update everyone alongside MPI on what is happening.

Watch the recorded webinar for more information.

August 25, 2022 0 Comments
Monkeypox

Monkeypox

A few cases of Monkeypox have been detected in Aotearoa and a larger outbreak is occurring in Australia.

August 24, 2022 0 Comments
First Mate New Zealand

First Mate New Zealand

First Mate - Supporting our Seafood Whānau 

August 24, 2022 0 Comments
Get into iron-rich foods to boost your energy levels!

Get into iron-rich foods to boost your energy levels!

Feeling tired, sluggish or low on energy? You might be lacking in iron.

NZ Pork have some suggestions how to deal with it.

Mayor Relief Fund - Nelson-Tasman Floods

Mayor Relief Fund - Nelson-Tasman Floods

Following a government contribution of $200,000, the fund is now able to accept donations from the public.

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...

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