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The Whole Story Podcasts - brought to you by FMG

The Whole Story Podcasts - brought to you by FMG

Hosted by Becks Smith, a farmer, vet, social entrepreneur and mother to three young girls, this is a podcast inspiring holistic sustainability in agriculture in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

October 10, 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
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
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
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.

June 13, 2022 0 Comments
DairyNZ - Talking Dairy Podcast Series - Episode 36  "Rural Women are Struggling too"

DairyNZ - Talking Dairy Podcast Series - Episode 36 "Rural Women are Struggling too"

Listen to Southland Dairy Farmer and the woman behind the Thriving Farming Women Group, Loshni Manikam.

May 23, 2022 0 Comments

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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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