Manawatu-Rangitikei News & Events

3/29/2023 8:00 AM - 3/31/2023 5:00 PM

South Island Agricultural Field Day, Kirwee, Canterbury

Wednesday 29 - Friday 31 March |1191 Courtenay Road, Kirwee | 8.00am - 5.00pm.

The North Canterbury Rural Support Trust will be at SIAFD in Kirwee site #524  Try your luck at "Beat The Buzzer", get a Health check with Staywell, drop off...
Posted: Mar 19, 2023

Year of The Farmer 2023

The Otago Daily Times and Rural Life are on the hunt for a South Island rural champion as part of their "Year of the Farmer2023" Celebrations

In January this year, Otago Daily Times business and rural editor Sally Rae wrote an opinion piece suggesting the need for a celebration of New Zealand’s food producing champions.

4/28/2023 6:30 PM - 4/30/2023 1:00 PM

Rural Women NZ - The Triple F Challenge

Taupō | 28 - 30 April 2023

The Triple F Challenge 2023 carries on a proud heritage of Triple F since 2007. Although each location brings its own flavour to the Triple F Challenge, the three cornerstones remain the...
Posted: Mar 1, 2023

Datamars Livestock ‘super-charges’ support for Rural Support Trust "Time Out Tour"!

They are super-charging that support with a limited-edition S500 Integrated Solar Energiser through PGG Wrightson and Rural Co.

Datamars Livestock is super-charging its support of the Rural Support Trust and its national Time Out Tour for farmer well-being at a time when it’s needed most by contributing funds from...
Posted: Feb 16, 2023

Cyclone Gabrielle - Volunteer Registration

Being coordinated by Federated Farmers

Cyclone Gabrielle has caused devastation across the upper and eastern North Island. This survey is design to collect volunteer information to be used to assist in the recovery from this event...
Posted: Feb 16, 2023

Floods and Health - advice from Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health

Floodwaters can carry bugs that cause disease from the ground surface, septic tanks and sewerage systems.

During flooding, listen to your local radio stations for civil defence advice and follow instructions. Afterwards, it’s important to make sure your food and water aren’t...
Posted: Feb 12, 2023

Shear 4 a Cause 24-hour Shearathon

Held over Waitangi Weekend in West Otago

The Southland and Otago Rural Support Trusts were involved in this amazing event, which was held over Waitangi Weekend 2023.  

Posted: Feb 8, 2023

Horticulture NZ Health & Safety Advice 1st February 2023: Working in a post-flood area

When working in recently flooded areas, farmers and volunteers must be aware of and consider the following:

Heavy rain and flooding across the upper North Island in January 2023 has caused significant disruption to growers. Last week, the Government officially classed the flooding as a medium-scale...

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