If you need help or know of a rural family needing help, call us on 0800 787 254, contact us using the online form below:
12/1/2017 6:30 PM
Categories: Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel, Events Calendar
Tags: quiz night
11/29/2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join Annah Stretton, Rebecca Skilton and Sheryll Gordon for a whole food lunch prepared by Te Atawhai's fabulous chef, Karissa.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
It's all hands on deck!
MPI has animal welfare recommendations here (pdf)
Beef+Lamb and Dairy NZ provide some good advice on their websites.
Categories: National, Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Manawatu-Rangitikei, Ruapehu-Whanganui, Top of the South, North Canterbury, Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago, Southland
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Discussions are continuing with local stakeholders and Government to identify other ways to help flood-affected Bay of Plenty farmers recover from the April storms.
While farmers in the region are no stranger to floods, the combined effects of the April storms was beyond normal planning for heavy rain and flooding in many areas.
This is why the Minister for Primary Industries classified it as a medium-scale event. This classification means that additional recovery assistance measures were made available directly following the storms, including:
Financial support available to all New Zealanders is also available, and farmers whose incomes have changed are urged to talk to Work and Income about their options.
This flyer has information about other support available.
Contact your local Rural Support Trust on 0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP) for a free and confidential chat about your needs or someone you are concerned about.
Categories: National, Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel, Bay of Plenty
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
MPI Media Release Date: 23 May 2017
A positive detection of myrtle rust has been made in the Waikato region. This new find, along with a further 3 properties in Taranaki, brings the total number of confirmed infected properties to 16 nationally.
Categories: National, Northland, Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel, Taranaki
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Ex-Cyclone Donna is bringing heavy rain. Keep an eye on the forecast and, if you are prone to flooding, enact your plans. Whakatane, Rangitaiki, and Tarawera Rivers have reached level 1 and farmers are encouraged to move stock to higher ground.
MPI is working with local stakeholders to monitor the impacts of Ex-Cyclone Donna as the storm hits New Zealand. Farmers and smallholding owners are encouraged to follow their procedures in case of possible flooding on aready saturated ground.
The safety of you, your family, and workers comes first. If your property is at risk from flooding, enact your plans:
General information on managing through flooding is here: http://www.getthru.govt.nz/disasters/flood
Categories: National, Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, East Coast, Taranaki
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Whakatane District Recovery Project: Help to reduce biosecurity risk for your property and the catchment post flooding
Contact your local Rural Support Trust on 0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP) if you think you or someone you know could do with a private and confidential chat.
Farmers needing support with their NAIT account should get in touch with the OSPRI contact centre on 0800 482 463
Kiwifruit growers contact NZKGI on 0800 232 505
Other growers can contact HortNZ on 0508 467 869
Dairy farmers can contact DairyNZ on 0800 4 324 7969
Fonterra suppliers call 0800 656 568
Boil water notices have been lifted.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Categories: National, Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel
You can make a donation to Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel Rural Support Trust in the following way:
ANZ Bank 06-0317-0805560-01, ref: Donation
Please email us for a receipt.