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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
B+LNZ - Computing for Farmers - Using Farm Data Workbook

B+LNZ - Computing for Farmers - Using Farm Data Workbook

This workbook has been updated following the completion of the RMPP (Red Meat Profit Partnership) and is designedto be used in a workshop setting, however, is suitable for one-on-one use for farmers to develop their Excel skills.

October 4, 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
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
Rural Support you can trust when under stress

Rural Support you can trust when under stress

Changes in physical appearance, changes in mood or changes in behaviour are key signs the Rural Support Trust says to look out for if someone is under stress.  “Watch out for signs like if they are usually well groomed but seem to have dropped their usual standards, or maybe...
August 9, 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
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. 

Insurance Advice from FMG post Cyclone Gabrielle

Insurance Advice from FMG post Cyclone Gabrielle

FMG know many people are beginning to turn their heads to assessing damage and making a claim.

To help they have provided some advice.

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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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