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New events announced for "Checking-in" rural recovery project in the North Island

New events announced for "Checking-in" rural recovery project in the North Island

Several new ‘Checking-in’ events to support North Island rural communities impacted by last year’s adverse weather events have been announced for 2024.

February 12, 2024 0 Comments
Rural Support Trust sees nationwide increase in calls

Rural Support Trust sees nationwide increase in calls

Rural Support Trust National Chair Neil Bateup says this is only part of the story, ‘The Rural Support Trust profile has increased in our rural communities and with our team often being well known members of their local community they are regularly approached directly for assistance’.  Neil says that they are also seeing an increasing number of cases come...
January 30, 2024 0 Comments
Drop in Milk Payout an unwelcome start to the new season

Drop in Milk Payout an unwelcome start to the new season

The announcement late last week of the expected drop in milk payout was disappointing news for dairy farmers already busy with calving and now adding reviewing budgets to the long list of things to be done.

August 9, 2023 0 Comments
Support package for growers, farmers and businesses affected by North Island weather events

Support package for growers, farmers and businesses affected by North Island weather events

The package will be available to businesses in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Tairฤwhiti, Hawke's Bay, Tararua, and Wairarapa. 

July 4, 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
New Coordinator joins the East Coast Rural Support Trust, representing Tairฤwhiti.

New Coordinator joins the East Coast Rural Support Trust, representing Tairฤwhiti.

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 Tairฤwhiti, as the new East Coast Rural Support Trust coordinator. She spoke to Murray Robertson
March 23, 2023 0 Comments
Rural Support Trust National Office - Givealittle Page is open for donations

Rural Support Trust National Office - Givealittle Page is open for donations

Focus on the clean-up, not tax deadlines

Focus on the clean-up, not tax deadlines

IRD is telling cyclone-impacted farmers to focus on the clean-up, not tax deadlines. “You do not need to call us right now,” Rata Kamau, of IRD’s Small and Medium Enterprises section said.
What to do if your home has been flooded

What to do if your home has been flooded

Remember that if you have been evacuated, returning home may not be safe even when the floodwaters have receded. Listen to emergency services and local Civil Defence authorities; don’t return home until they...

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Hawke's Bay Rural Support Trust excited about their new 2024 Triton VRX

Hawke's Bay Rural Support Trust excited about their new 2024 Triton VRX

**HUGE THANK YOU TO WAYNE KIRK MOTOR GROUP!** We are incredibly grateful to Wayne Kirk Motor Group for their generous support in supplying us with a brand new 2024 Triton VRX! Your contribution will greatly benefit our work and the rural community in Hawkes Bay. Thank you for standing by us and helping us make a positive difference. We look forward to continuing our...
June 3, 2024 0 Comments
Farm without Harm - Safety Alerts

Farm without Harm - Safety Alerts

May 30, 2024 0 Comments
Woolworths customers give $250K for Cyclone Gabrielle recovery

Woolworths customers give $250K for Cyclone Gabrielle recovery

 The funds were donated by customers over the past year, including funds donated specifically for cyclone and weather event relief.

May 25, 2024 0 Comments
SMART Goals - produced by Kathryn Wright, Registered Counsellor

SMART Goals - produced by Kathryn Wright, Registered Counsellor

It can be quite complicated to set and stick to goals – let’s take a look at how you can find the right goals for you, and how to make it more likely that you will succeed.

Before we crack into finding appropriate goals for you, let’s set apart two types of goals, both equally as important, as one provides the basis for the other.

May 10, 2024 0 Comments
Velvetleaf Weed Management

Velvetleaf Weed Management

Biosecurity New Zealand want your help to stop its spread.

Find out what you can do, and get up-to-date information on the situation.

May 9, 2024 0 Comments
Getting through this Dry Period

Getting through this Dry Period

We all know dry spells and droughts can be long and relentless. Now is the time to seek help and plan for the next few months. There are a range of options available to support you practically, financially, mentally, and help you maintain the welfare of your livestock.

May 2, 2024 0 Comments

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