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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.

August 22, 2022 0 Comments
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 Government support

August 22, 2022 0 Comments
Top of the South Flooding Event

Top of the South Flooding Event

Flooding - Top of the South As you will be aware there has been severe damage to some areas in the top of the South Island with major flooding, farms still underwater and road closures preventing outside assistance, deliveries and pick-ups. Additional stock food is likely to be required for farmers in these areas to get through winter and there have been many offers...
August 21, 2022 0 Comments
Decision Tree for Flood Damaged Farms

Decision Tree for Flood Damaged Farms

DairyNZ - Decision Tree for Flood Damaged Farms

July 12, 2022 0 Comments
Farm Business Continuity Planning

Farm Business Continuity Planning

February 25, 2022 0 Comments
Flood recovery in Taranaki, Wairarapa and Waitomo Districts

Flood recovery in Taranaki, Wairarapa and Waitomo Districts

Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor has classified severe weather that left a trail of damage across the North Island as a medium-scale adverse event.

Photo Credit: Rural News

February 22, 2022 0 Comments
During and after a flood

During and after a flood

A flood can be devasting, affecting livestock, land and buildings.

Here are tips on how to deal with post flooding.

Call us now if you are unsure where to start - 0800 787 254

February 2022 Flooding - West Coast and Top of the South

February 2022 Flooding - West Coast and Top of the South

Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor has classified the severe weather that’s affected the West Coast and Top of the South as a medium-scale adverse...

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Government funding relief for flood-affected Wairarapa farmers and growers

Government funding relief for flood-affected Wairarapa farmers and growers

The Government has extended its medium-scale classification of Cyclone Hale to the Wairarapa after assessing storm damage to the eastern coastline of the region.

January 18, 2023 0 Comments
Invest in your Wellbeing Bank Account for 2023

Invest in your Wellbeing Bank Account for 2023

This time of the year is a great time to think about how you could improve your investments into your 'Wellbeing Bank Account' for 2023.

January 13, 2023 0 Comments
Cyclying Waitaki - Calect Ride Strong

Cyclying Waitaki - Calect Ride Strong

Written by: Kirsten Stevenson In keeping with Farmstrong’s key messages about staying connected and keeping active, Cycling Waitaki has organised Ride Strong – a semi-serious, non-competitive community ride for the farming community. This is a great chance to get off farm, ‘recharge your batteries’ and catch up with mates. Race details...
December 19, 2022 0 Comments
Farmer Wellbeing Hub Launched in Pukehina, Bay of Plenty

Farmer Wellbeing Hub Launched in Pukehina, Bay of Plenty

Tell us about the hub. What’s the set-up? Basically, we’ve lined a big shed behind my house with ply and filled it with gym gear, weights and machines, so local farmers can get together and work out no matter what the weather’s doing. We used to have a smaller area, but we outgrew that, so we had a working bee and made over one of our workshops....
December 19, 2022 0 Comments
Need Internet?

Need Internet?

The Remote Users Scheme allows eligible households and communities in the most remote areas - where broadband is not currently available and there is only access to voice calling and text services - to apply for support.

December 19, 2022 0 Comments
Agri Women's Development Trust Development 2023 Programme Guide

Agri Women's Development Trust Development 2023 Programme Guide

Check out what AWDT have avaiable for 2023.

December 19, 2022 0 Comments
Rural Women NZ Raises Awareness of Five "Silent" Cancers affect only women

Rural Women NZ Raises Awareness of Five "Silent" Cancers affect only women

The Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) National Project to inform and educate women about five “silent” cancers which affect only women has been hugely successful. "The O is...
The Rural Women Dilemma by Loshni Manikam

The Rural Women Dilemma by Loshni Manikam

Loshni Manikam, founder of Thriving Farming Women and friend of Rural Support has just launched her debut e-book, “The Rural Women Dilemma” available now at Amazon.com. Loshni shares her story in a...
Need a Contract or Agreement for next season?

Need a Contract or Agreement for next season?

Farm business operations demand sound legal, fit for purpose contracts and agreements. Federated Farmers has developed industry leading documents with the help of experienced farming leaders, real farmers, farm...

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