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GNS AF8 (Alpine Fault Magnitude 8) Exercise

GNS AF8 (Alpine Fault Magnitude 8) Exercise

Tuesday 5 December saw the Alpine Fault rupture with a magnitude 8 earthquake which could be felt all the way to Wellington. In Lower Hutt, some of NZ’s best geo-scientists and other teams dropped, covered, and held for two minutes. Of course, given no one else felt the event it can be confidently stated this was an exercise!

January 14, 2024 0 Comments
Rural mental health cases spike in Southland - Story by Federated Farmers in the Farmers Weekly

Rural mental health cases spike in Southland - Story by Federated Farmers in the Farmers Weekly

A combination of financial pressures, flooding, employment issues and isolation took a toll on Southland farmers’ mental health at the end 2023.  

Southland Rural Support Trust wellness coordinator Rachael Nicholson says the organisation received 31 new cases between August and November, twice as many as in the same quarter a year before.  

January 12, 2024 0 Comments
Commence the Re-Fence Campaign - Gift a Tractor!

Commence the Re-Fence Campaign - Gift a Tractor!

Federated Farmers are proud to be supporting an inspiring initiative called "Commence the Re-Fence" in the aftermath of Cyclone Gabriele, which has been launched to provide support to the most affected farmers in rebuilding their fencing.
December 11, 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
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
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...
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...
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.

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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
Better Hunting - Free NZ hunting essentials eLearning

Better Hunting - Free NZ hunting essentials eLearning

Hunting wild game can be a great way to learn new skills, shrink your focus, slow down and make an achievable mission of something.

January 27, 2024 0 Comments
Ministers Doocey and Patterson Meet with Otago & Southland Rural Support Trusts

Ministers Doocey and Patterson Meet with Otago & Southland Rural Support Trusts

Farmers Weekley article - Matt Doocey hopes to partner with local groups to meet the mental health support need, as rural support trusts highlight “funding is not keeping pace with demand”.

January 25, 2024 0 Comments
9 things I wish everyone knew about grief…by Dr Lucy Hone

9 things I wish everyone knew about grief…by Dr Lucy Hone

Dr Lucy Hone is a Top 20 TED Talk of 2020; Global authority on resilience. Keynote Speaker, Best-selling Author, Award-winning 'pracademic', Media Commentator. Key topics include Coping with Loss; Resilient Grieving; Resilience.
January 23, 2024 0 Comments
National Lamb Day to be relaunched

National Lamb Day to be relaunched

Kiwis are being encouraged to crank up the barbecue this summer and enjoy New Zealand lamb.

January 19, 2024 0 Comments
Crafting More Than Sheds - The Shed Specialists partner with the Rural Support Trust

Crafting More Than Sheds - The Shed Specialists partner with the Rural Support Trust

In the heart of New Zealand’s thriving rural community lies a support network called Rural Support Trust, which fosters resilience and growth. As a shed-building business deeply involved in our...
GNS AF8 (Alpine Fault Magnitude 8) Exercise

GNS AF8 (Alpine Fault Magnitude 8) Exercise

Tuesday 5 December saw the Alpine Fault rupture with a magnitude 8 earthquake which could be felt all the way to Wellington. In Lower Hutt, some of NZ’s best geo-scientists and other teams dropped, covered,...
Rural mental health cases spike in Southland - Story by Federated Farmers in the Farmers Weekly

Rural mental health cases spike in Southland - Story by Federated Farmers in the Farmers Weekly

A combination of financial pressures, flooding, employment issues and isolation took a toll on Southland farmers’ mental health at the end 2023.   Southland Rural Support Trust wellness coordinator...

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