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Talking Dairy - Take Action against FMD

Talking Dairy - Take Action against FMD

Foot-and-mouth disease has reached the tourist hot spot of Bali, and the risk of it entering NZ on the footprint of an unwary traveller or by other means, is now a little too close for comfort. So, what are the risks to farmers and primary industry as a whole? And more importantly, who is responsible and what do we need to do to be prepared? We chat to Liz Shackleton,...
July 22, 2022 0 Comments
Foot-and-mouth disease fragments detected at Australian border

Foot-and-mouth disease fragments detected at Australian border

A foot-and-mouth disease outbreak has ripped through two Indonesian provinces since April, killing thousands of cows and infecting hundreds of thousands more

July 22, 2022 0 Comments
What you need to know about Foot and Mouth Disease.

What you need to know about Foot and Mouth Disease.

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious and infectious viral disease that affects cloven-hooved (two-toed) animals such as cows, sheep, goats and pigs. It is an animal health disease with no significant health impact on humans. There have been no cases in New Zealand yet, but FMD is the largest biosecurity threat for New Zealand. An outbreak would have a...
July 20, 2022 0 Comments
Federated Farmers urges extreme vigilance on FMD

Federated Farmers urges extreme vigilance on FMD

Feds urges extreme vigilance on FMD

As Biosecurity New Zealand continues to closely monitor the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Indonesia, Federated Farmers is urging holiday makers to also be extremely vigilant.

July 11, 2022 0 Comments

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Nurses in Aotearoa celebrated for their role in health care for all

Nurses in Aotearoa celebrated for their role in health care for all

International Nurses Day is a time to celebrate alongside our global community and shines a light on the importance of our nurses in an Aotearoa context to address current inequities and improve health outcomes, says Te Aka Whai Ora Chief Nursing Officer, Nadine Gray.

May 12, 2023 0 Comments
BOP Rural Connect newsletter

BOP Rural Connect newsletter

May 11, 2023 0 Comments
Rural Support Trust announces inaugural General Manager Maria Shanks

Rural Support Trust announces inaugural General Manager Maria Shanks

As farmers and growers continue to face increased pressure as a result of adverse events and economic hardship, the New Zealand Rural Support Trust is responding to the increase in demand for its services with the announcement of new general manager Maria Shanks.

 

May 9, 2023 0 Comments
AF8 - What is it?

AF8 - What is it?

AF8 commenced in July 2016 with a focus on scientific modelling, response planning and community engagement designed to address that knowledge gap. It’s a partnership of all the Emergency Management Groups in the South Island, funded by the Government through the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management’s Resilience Fund. It involves scientists from...
April 10, 2023 0 Comments
Cyclone Gabrielle: Group of southern farmers help out in Hawke’s Bay

Cyclone Gabrielle: Group of southern farmers help out in Hawke’s Bay

A group farmers travelled to Hawke's Bay armed with a fleet of vehicles and fencing equipment to help get some the regions farms back on track.

April 10, 2023 0 Comments
Rural Riders Plan to expand next Summer

Rural Riders Plan to expand next Summer

Mountain biking for our rural community in Taupo, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Methven, Manawatu & Otago

April 7, 2023 0 Comments
Government approves $23 million boost to the cyclone grant for farmers and growers

Government approves $23 million boost to the cyclone grant for farmers and growers

The Government is providing a further $23 million to support more farmers, growers, whenua Māori owners, and rural communities as they recover from Cyclone Gabrielle, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor...
New Coordinator joins the East Coast Rural Support Trust, representing Tairāwhiti.

New Coordinator joins the East Coast Rural Support Trust, representing Tairāwhiti.

Vicki Crosswell has spent the past 11 years supporting the victims of crime and tragedy here and elsewhere. She is stepping into a role to assist farmers who need help in Tairāwhiti, as the new East Coast Rural...
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...

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