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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.

August 24, 2022 0 Comments
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
Time Out Tour - Gisbourne

Time Out Tour - Gisbourne

Thank you to everyone who attended Matt Chisholm’s Time Out Tour event in collaboration with Hear 4 U and the Rural Support Trust Tairawhiti Wairoa in Gisborne on Friday 29th July 2022!
August 11, 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...
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...
Time Out Tour - Andy Thompson from The Rural Roundup talks to Matt Chisholm

Time Out Tour - Andy Thompson from The Rural Roundup talks to Matt Chisholm

Andy Thompson from The Rural Roundup caught up with Matt Chisholm over the weekend about our Time Out Tour starting this week in Southland.
Lawnmower Parents Are the New Helicopter Parents & We Are Not Here for It!

Lawnmower Parents Are the New Helicopter Parents & We Are Not Here for It!

Lawnmower Parents Are the New Helicopter Parents & We Are Not Here for It Chances are, you’ve met this new breed of parent. This post was contributed by a WeAreTeachers community member who wishes...

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Reducing Waste in your Community, Household and Farm

Reducing Waste in your Community, Household and Farm

Loads of tips and links on how to deal with used oil, wine bottle caps, scrap metal, light bulbs to farm containers.

October 2, 2022 0 Comments
Pioneer comes on board as RST Principal Sponsor

Pioneer comes on board as RST Principal Sponsor

Pioneer are proud to be one of our newest Principal Sponsors.

Pioneer has signed on to support the Trust over a 3-year term.

October 1, 2022 0 Comments
Tools for coping with farm stress - Podcast with guest Taranaki Dairy Farmer Kane Brisco

Tools for coping with farm stress - Podcast with guest Taranaki Dairy Farmer Kane Brisco

Taranaki dairy farmer Kane Brisco nearly walked away from farming, worn down by the constant physical and mental strains of the job. But at his lowest, he started figuring out practical ways to cope with stress and recharge his passion for life on the land. In this episode, Kane shares the tools he’s developed – ranging from breathwork to boxing – to...
September 30, 2022 0 Comments
Support for flood-impacted farmers and growers in the Far North

Support for flood-impacted farmers and growers in the Far North

The Ministry for Primary Industries has allocated $30,000 of adverse events funding to help farmers and growers recover from the heavy rain and flooding in August.

September 15, 2022 0 Comments
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 -...
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...
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.
Monkeypox

Monkeypox

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

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