Bay of Plenty
Monday, March 1, 2021
Artist Paul Rangiwahia grew up in the rural town of Hawera and is no stranger to farming stressors. His previous art is displayed outside New Plymouth's Puke Ariki Library and was his first foray into how art could support positive conversations about mental wellbeing. Paul was aware of the pressure farmers faced, not only with new legislation but also with general on-farm stress. To combat the silence and stigma related to mental unwellness he created the artwork called "The Top Six Inches" using the analogy for not only where the majority of the plant roots sit in the soil but also the top six inches of the brain where resilience is developed by farmers who take care of their wellbeing.
Categories: Uncategorized, National, Northland, Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, East Coast, Taranaki, Manawatu-Rangitikei, Ruapehu-Whanganui, Top of the South, West Coast, North Canterbury, Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago, Southland
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Attached is the first newsletter of the year, it takes into consideration the upcoming changes to tax rates, the effect of heat and humidity on workers and businesses, along with new Bluetooth Covid-19 tracing and consideration for our amazing honey bees.
We hope you enjoy this month’s edition and look forward to seeing you out and about this year.
Categories: National, Bay of Plenty
Saturday, January 2, 2021
Wishbone Gold is the first New Zealand-made pet food using New Zealand ingredients for the country’s working dogs. Deemed as the heart of New Zealand farms, working dogs make a huge contribution to a farmer's success. They work in all weathers, running 60 up to 100 kilometers a day, often at the speed of 20 to 30 kilometers per hour, to guard and herd sheep and cattle.
To keep their hearts healthy, Wishbone Gold is formulated with Taurine, an amino acid that aids in heart function. Each 20 kg bag is made with 100% free-range New Zealand Beef and Lamb for strong muscles and enriched with Glucosamine for joint health. Working dogs will also benefit from the power of Wishbone Gold’s 8 superfoods: Mango, Papaya, Blueberries, Cranberries, Flaxseed, Rosemary, Basil, and Peppermint. Each superfood helps boost the immune system, maintain a healthy digestive system, and power working dogs throughout the day.
Bateup is thankful for Wishbone Gold’s support. “Rural Support is a not-for-profit organisation so we are incredibly grateful for the support of Wishbone Gold. It is a great partnership - just like a farmer with his dog/s. Funds raised from the sale of bags can be utilised across Rural NZ to help make a difference.”
To order your sample go to www.wishbonegold.co.nz
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
The popular Surfing for Farmers programme has started in Southland and will be held at either Colac Bay, Riverton Rocks or Monkey Island at 6pm on Thursday nights.
It’s all about getting off farm and learning something new while having some fun! Grab a car load and come down.
🌊 Surfing For Farmers (S4F) is free!
🌊 Lessons, boards, wet suits and H&S provided by local surf school
🌊 Location depends on the where the waves are (Colac Bay, Riverton Rocks or Monkey Island)
🌊 If there’s no waves we will still be at the beach with snorkels and paddle boards
Go to our Facebook Page for more details and the destination on the day - https://www.facebook.com/SouthlandRST
Categories: National, Southland
Friday, December 11, 2020
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Connect, be active, try something new, take notice and give are all great ways to support your wellbeing. Step Up for Farming is about getting out and about and taking steps towards your wellbeing.
Categories: National, Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel