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Rural Professionals Breakfast provides an opportunity to hear from leading experts

Rural Professionals Breakfast provides an opportunity to hear from leading experts

A recent breakfast for rural professionals gave those driving in farm and orchard gates a chance to learn from leading experts about business continuity amidst adverse events and starting conversations with farmers who may be struggling and need someone to talk to. 

August 4, 2023 0 Comments
Free short courses with Dairy Training

Free short courses with Dairy Training

  Dairy Training also deliver programmes on behalf of Wintec and PrimaryITO. These include the New Zealand Diploma in Primary Industry Business Management, the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture – Dairy Farming Level 3, New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture – Dairy Farming Level 4, and New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Production...
October 23, 2022 0 Comments
Joint AWDT & FarmStrong course helps navigate farming challenges

Joint AWDT & FarmStrong course helps navigate farming challenges

Southland dairy farmer Brooke Flett shares how a new programme designed to boost the resilience of rural communities helps her navigate the challenges of farming. For more information on “Know your Mindset. Do What Matters” visit Agri-Women's Development Trust To find out what else could work for you and ‘lock it in’, visit...
July 19, 2022 0 Comments
Dairy Industry - Encouraging Kiwi's to have a change of career

Dairy Industry - Encouraging Kiwi's to have a change of career

The New Zealand Dairy industry is desperate for more workers this season.

Tim Mackle from DairyNZ spoke to Seven Sharp about why you should go dairying.

May 15, 2022 0 Comments

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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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