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Changes to the Code of Welfare for Dairy Cattle

Changes to the Code of Welfare for Dairy Cattle

Have your say The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) has reviewed the Code of Welfare for Dairy Cattle. It determined the code requires amendments to incorporate: advances in animal welfare science updates to dairy cattle farming systems and management practices changing views and expectations by the New Zealand public. NAWAC is seeking...
May 16, 2022 0 Comments
Dry Autumn in Waikato and South Auckland leads to drought classification

Dry Autumn in Waikato and South Auckland leads to drought classification

Drought conditions affecting the primary sector in the Waikato and South Auckland were today classified as a medium-scale adverse event, enabling a package of support for farmers and growers. 

May 16, 2022 0 Comments
Volcanic Hazards on and around Mt Ruapehu

Volcanic Hazards on and around Mt Ruapehu

If Ruapehu erupts, what are the potential volcanic hazards it would generate, and how far might they travel?

May 16, 2022 0 Comments
Nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert

Nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert

The nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert will take place on Sunday 22 May 2022 between 6pm and 7pm.

The nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system is a necessary part of making sure the system works well. 

May 15, 2022 0 Comments
Dairy Industry - Encouraging Kiwi's to have a change of career

Dairy Industry - Encouraging Kiwi's to have a change of career

The New Zealand Dairy industry is desperate for more workers this season.

Tim Mackle from DairyNZ spoke to Seven Sharp about why you should go dairying.

May 15, 2022 0 Comments
Rural Police Lookout -Waimakariri and Hurunui-North Canterbury

Rural Police Lookout -Waimakariri and Hurunui-North Canterbury

May 10, 2022 0 Comments
National Feed Coordination Service

National Feed Coordination Service

Feed Coordiantion Service - April 2022

The Country's Rural Wellness Week - Neil Bateup

The Country's Rural Wellness Week - Neil Bateup

Farmers have a lot on their plate this year and that's before Covid-19 is brought into the mix, chair of the National Council of the Rural Support Trust Neil Bateup says.

Feeling the pinch whilst isolating?

Feeling the pinch whilst isolating?

If you and your family are having to isolate on farm and are finding it challenging please reach out. 

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