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Cyclone Gabrielle Recovery - advice, support, and funding from MPI

Cyclone Gabrielle Recovery - advice, support, and funding from MPI

A new package of financial support announced by the Government on 29 June is now available for businesses, orchards, and farms affected by the North Island weather events in early 2023.
It’s available to businesses in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Tairāwhiti, Hawke's Bay, Tararua, and Wairarapa.

August 1, 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, Tairāwhiti, Hawke's Bay, Tararua, and Wairarapa. 

July 4, 2023 0 Comments
Government approves $23 million boost to the cyclone grant for farmers and growers

Government approves $23 million boost to the cyclone grant for farmers and growers

The Government is providing a further $23 million to support more farmers, growers, whenua Māori owners, and rural communities as they recover from Cyclone Gabrielle, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced.

April 6, 2023 0 Comments
Cyclone Gabrielle - Farmer and Grower Recovery Grants 2023

Cyclone Gabrielle - Farmer and Grower Recovery Grants 2023

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has $51 million to help farmers and growers, including whenua Māori owners, to recover from Cyclone Gabrielle. This funding is intended to assist farmers and growers in getting back to productivity as quickly as possible.

March 18, 2023 0 Comments
Hugo Charitable Trust donates to the Rural Support Trust

Hugo Charitable Trust donates to the Rural Support Trust

The Trustees of the Hugo Charitable Trust recently donated $50,000 to the Rural Support Trust National Ooffice, to distribute to the areas and farmers most affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.

March 17, 2023 0 Comments
DairyNZ offering one-on-one help

DairyNZ offering one-on-one help

DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle told Dairy News they have been busy updating all the material they have to help farmers through the coming weeks and months.

March 8, 2023 0 Comments
NAIT timeframes extended for farmers affected by heavy rain and flooding in the North Island

NAIT timeframes extended for farmers affected by heavy rain and flooding in the North Island

We have extended the timeframes for updating NAIT to help ease some of the pressure on farmers and other People in Charge of Animals (PICAs).

Ballance Donates $1 million to Rural Support Trust

Ballance Donates $1 million to Rural Support Trust

Ballance will work with the Rural Support Trust, a national organisation run by a team of 350 people – rural people supporting rural people. The Trust has the reach and services to help with the recovery...
Salmonella and Leptospirosis increasing following Cyclone Gabrielle

Salmonella and Leptospirosis increasing following Cyclone Gabrielle

“Salmonella and Leptospirosis are already rearing their heads on the East Coast of the North Island following Cyclone Gabrielle,” says B+LNZ’s Senior Advisor for Biosecurity and Animal Welfare...

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Farm Without Harm - Safety Conversatons

Farm Without Harm - Safety Conversatons

September 2023 -  Up Our Game Workshop was on having good safety conversations. A key insight from this session was that health and safety is the outcome of great work. As panelist and farmer, Becs Dondertman, said “if we plan well and execute well, we have a safe work environment.”
September 28, 2023 0 Comments
Taranaki Rural Support Trust Facilitator & Dairy Farmer Belinda Price talks to REX (podcast)

Taranaki Rural Support Trust Facilitator & Dairy Farmer Belinda Price talks to REX (podcast)

Belinda shares her peronsal struggles with mental wellbeing, giving back via the Rural Support Trust, juggling the farm, kids, school holidays and finsihing off her 2021 Fonterra Dairy Women of the Year scholarship.

September 25, 2023 0 Comments
NZ Young Farmers and Rural Support Trust join forces to enhance wellbeing

NZ Young Farmers and Rural Support Trust join forces to enhance wellbeing

Rural Support Trust (RST) and New Zealand Young Farmers (NZYF) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen their collaborative efforts in supporting and empowering rural communities across New Zealand.

September 25, 2023 0 Comments
Dairy Women's Network - Navigating Dairy's New Landscape: 7 Steps to Surviving the Payout Challenge

Dairy Women's Network - Navigating Dairy's New Landscape: 7 Steps to Surviving the Payout Challenge

The dairy industry has been under immense pressure over the last 18 months and has faced challenges on many fronts including compliance and increased costs such as feed, fertilizer and fuel. The announcement of a drop in this season’s forecast payout could be the biggest challenge that farmers face over the next period of time.

September 20, 2023 0 Comments
Feed for Thought Podcast with Pioneer Brand Product hosts Ian Williams and Matte Kirk

Feed for Thought Podcast with Pioneer Brand Product hosts Ian Williams and Matte Kirk

Listen to their catch up with Mike Green who explains what the RST does in your community

September 20, 2023 0 Comments
Treat yourself like you would a broken tractor, says Rural Support Trust

Treat yourself like you would a broken tractor, says Rural Support Trust

Ease up and take one step at a time' is one piece of advice to farmers and growers suffering after calamitous weather this year. People struggling with their mental health often try to work harder, hoping that will relieve the pressure, says Rural Support Taranaki chair...
September 18, 2023 0 Comments
High stress in rural NZ

High stress in rural NZ

Rural Support Trusts around the country are having to significantly increase their staff to deal with growing stress in rural areas in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle and other adverse weather events.

Tending to mental health on farm -

Tending to mental health on farm -

Farmers Weekly In Focus podcast with Bryan Gibson - 20 minutes

Five Ways, Five Days – Make it happen for you!

Five Ways, Five Days – Make it happen for you!

Just like physical health, we all need to actively look after our mental health. Mental Health Awareness week (18-24 September) is run each year by the Mental Health Foundation.  

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