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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
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 Mฤori 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
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 journey, walking alongside people in need providing mental health and practical support as...
February 28, 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

February 23, 2023 0 Comments
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.
Further support announced for those significantly affected by Cyclone Gabrielle

Further support announced for those significantly affected by Cyclone Gabrielle

The Government is providing $25 million for recovery grants to help undertake urgent work, including fencing, and clearing silt to save fruit trees and vines. Applications open tomorrow.

Initial recovery mobilisation fund to help farmers and growers hit by Cyclone Gabrielle

Initial recovery mobilisation fund to help farmers and growers hit by Cyclone Gabrielle

The Government is providing an initial $4 million to help farmers, growers, whenua Mฤori owners and rural communities mobilise and co-ordinate recovery efforts from Cyclone Gabrielle.

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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
Rural Change Wellbeing Programme to merge with Rural Support Trust

Rural Change Wellbeing Programme to merge with Rural Support Trust

The Rural Change programme which provided free private mental health professional sessions to the rural industry

April 29, 2024 0 Comments
Can you tune into a radio station if you have a power cut?

Can you tune into a radio station if you have a power cut?

It's important to know the different ways you can stay informed during an emergency. 

April 24, 2024 0 Comments
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We know it’s incredibly tough right now with large parts of the country currently farming through drought conditions and feed shortages.

April 9, 2024 0 Comments
Rural Champions - Nominations now open!

Rural Champions - Nominations now open!

Last year, the Otago Daily Times and Rural Life celebrated Year of the Farmer, a hugely successful initiative championing the work and community contributions of our farmers and growers. It culminated in the naming of Duntroon dairy farmer Myfanwy Alexander as our...
April 2, 2024 0 Comments
Te Ara Kลhungahunga | Early Childhood - Online Learning (The Correspondence School)

Te Ara Kลhungahunga | Early Childhood - Online Learning (The Correspondence School)

Kaiako (teachers) work in partnership with you and your whฤnau to create individual programmes of learning for ฤkonga, using the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whฤriki– He whฤriki mฤtauranga mล...
Government announces drought support for Canterbury and Otago

Government announces drought support for Canterbury and Otago

The Coalition Government is expanding the medium-scale adverse event classification in place for the Marlborough, Nelson, and Tasman districts to cover the Canterbury and Otago regions, Agriculture Minister Todd...
Opinion : Are we doing rural mental health right?

Opinion : Are we doing rural mental health right?

In my line of work, I see people at their best and worst. It can be challenging and gradual but being a part of the experience of fundamental change within someone suffering from mental health challenges, is...

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