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Julie Jonker - SecretaryJulie Jonker, Secretary/Coordinator

Julie Jonker is a former dairy farmer now living in Waipu, south of Whangarei. She is chair of the Northland Agricultural Forum and has been part of the Northland RST since 2008.

Board of Trustees

  • Jim Rhynd
    Deputy Chair - Farming
    Tangiteroria
  • Trevor Osbaldiston
    Treasurer - Rural accounting
    Whangarei
  • Libby Jones
    Trustee - Farming, rural health
    Paparoa
  • Hazel MacMillan
    Trustee - Farming
    Okaihau
  • Chris Neill
    Trustee
    Waipu
  • Ann Kearney
    Trustee - Farming
    Kerikeri
  • Julie Jonker
    Secretary/Coordinator
    Waipu
  • Julie Gregson
    Assistant Co-ordinator - Adverse events
    Kamo, Whangarei

News & Alerts

Free Collaboration Community Dinner 7 November at Tauhoa Hall

the final of our series of community dinners this year - join us for a fun time

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Author: Julie Jonker
 
 

 

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Mycoplasma Bovis information

Facts and Links

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Author: Julie Jonker

WHAT IS MYCOPLASMA BOVIS

•          Mycoplasma bovis causes illness in cattle including mastitis, abortion, pneumonia, and arthritis.

•          Silent spreaders – cows can be infected but not ill.

•          It does not infect humans and is not a food safety risk.

•          It occurs commonly in most cattle producing countries around the world.

•          Difficult disease to detect – it hides.

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Coastal Hazards Map

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Author: Julie Jonker
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When farmland is flooded by seawater

Storm surges and king tides

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Author: Terri Anderson

What happens to farmland which has been flooded by seawater?

  • The impact will depend on how long the crop or pasture is covered by seawater. If it’s only for a short time – up to 48 hours – and gets good rainfall, grasses should bounce back. 
  • Rain is needed to wash the salt away. It’s likely the saltwater was diluted by the rains during the storm which measured up to 70mm.
  • The last similar event in the areas was 15 July 1995. This was during winter, there was plenty of rain to wash out, and pasture recovered well over a three month period.

 

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Donations

We are a voluntary Charitable Trust and would welcome your donation to help us continue supporting our Rural Families.

You can make a donation in the following ways:

Bank Transfer:
BNZ Whangarei, 02-0492-0084131-00, ref: Donation

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