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New Drought/Dry Forecasting Tools

New Drought/Dry Forecasting Tools

A new tool created by NIWA in accord with MPI provides useful weekly and 35-day outlooks for dryness and rainfall based on meteorological data.

October 6, 2023 0 Comments
What is El Niño? What is La Niña?

What is El Niño? What is La Niña?

Check out what it all means for New Zealand this Summer (2023/2024)

September 29, 2023 0 Comments
Funding to get advice for struggling farmers

Funding to get advice for struggling farmers

This is an initiative funded by banks and the government offering support for farmers and growers struggling with business debt. 

August 11, 2023 0 Comments
Household Emergency Checklist

Household Emergency Checklist

When creating or updating your kit, think about what you and your whānau need to look after yourselves for a week. Imagine you're stuck at home, with no power, no running water, no internet, no cellphone coverage. How would you be able to stay warm? Cook food? Access water? Keep up to date with what is happening?

August 2, 2023 0 Comments
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,...
August 1, 2023 0 Comments
The Lifestyle Block Emergency Preparedness Handbook

The Lifestyle Block Emergency Preparedness Handbook

The Lifestyle Block Emergency Preparedness Handbook provides lifestyle block owners with practical advice on how to make their property more resilient, and what to do in emergency events.

July 7, 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. 

Cyclone Gabrielle: Group of southern farmers help out in Hawke’s Bay

Cyclone Gabrielle: Group of southern farmers help out in Hawke’s Bay

A group farmers travelled to Hawke's Bay armed with a fleet of vehicles and fencing equipment to help get some the regions farms back on track.

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...

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FMG Spot Check Roadie with Melanoma New Zealand

FMG Spot Check Roadie with Melanoma New Zealand

The FMG Spot Check Roadie kicked off last year and visited four locations around the country, for the full results.  And this year they're heading out again with their partners Melanoma New Zealand. If you've got a spot you're concerned about, come and see them to get it checked and receive life-saving information to help you and your family look after...
October 20, 2023 0 Comments
Surfing for Farmers recognised as Rural Champions at B+LNZ Awards

Surfing for Farmers recognised as Rural Champions at B+LNZ Awards

The Beef + Lamb New Zealand awards were held last night in Christchurch. The judges said it was hard not to give Surfing For Farmers a perfect score.
October 20, 2023 0 Comments
A Call Away - Shepherdess talk to North Canterbury RST representative Jen Le Pine

A Call Away - Shepherdess talk to North Canterbury RST representative Jen Le Pine

Long-time sheep and beef farmer Jen Le Pine, 50, fills her cup with volunteering in the Cheviot community. She’s an area representative for the North Canterbury Rural Support Trust, using her personal experience to help farmers like her navigate tough times. She chats with Shepherdess about the power of a listening ear and how locals help keep the Trust going strong.
October 16, 2023 0 Comments
El Niño Watch - Podcast Series

El Niño Watch - Podcast Series

NEW WEEKLY PODCAST!  Join forecaster Phil Duncan & Hawke’s Bay farmer & AgriHQ senior analyst Suz Bremner every week as they track latest developments with the El Niño weather pattern & what this means for you.  
October 13, 2023 0 Comments
Losing a loved one to suicide

Losing a loved one to suicide

Losing someone to suicide may leave you with lots of questions that are difficult or even impossible to answer.

October 11, 2023 0 Comments
Three great tips from Lance Burdett

Three great tips from Lance Burdett

Asking for help is a sign of true courage and strength, a true hero. It takes courage to admit that you don't have all the answers and that you need the support of others. Seeking help from a trusted friend, family member, or professional can make all the difference.
October 11, 2023 0 Comments
Surfing for Farmers 2023 - 2024 Season

Surfing for Farmers 2023 - 2024 Season

The new season is fast approaching, keep your eyes peeled for your regions start dates and times ...

Regional NAIT Support Sessions throughout New Zealand

Regional NAIT Support Sessions throughout New Zealand

Need a hand with NAIT or TBfree? Then checkout the closest NAIT support sessions near you.

New Drought/Dry Forecasting Tools

New Drought/Dry Forecasting Tools

A new tool created by NIWA in accord with MPI provides useful weekly and 35-day outlooks for dryness and rainfall based on meteorological data.

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