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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Categories: National, Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
As the winter weather is making itself felt, most recently with tornadoes in Taranaki and Ruapehu, please stay safe and travel only if absolutely necessary.
Treat all lines as live and report power outages to your supplier.
Please ask for assistance if you need it, and keep an eye on your neighbours.
For updates at this stage please refer to https://www.facebook.com/TaranakiCivilDefence/ and https://www.facebook.com/ruapehudc/
Weather updates http://www.metservice.com/national/home.
Pic below of unoccupied home, taken from Ruapehu District Council facebook page.
Categories: National, Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel, Ruapehu-Whanganui, North Canterbury
Friday, January 19, 2018
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
What happens to farmland which has been flooded by seawater?
Categories: National, Northland, Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel, East Coast, West Coast
Friday, December 08, 2017
It’s easy to see if there’s a flood or an earthquake, but drought’s an odd one to call. When does a dry spell become a drought?
Dry spells and droughts are part of life for many farmers across New Zealand. Farmers monitor their local conditions, plan for dry weather, and make tough decisions early.
MPI doesn’t declare droughts, but help to identify if the impacts of a drought on the primary sector should be classified as a medium- or large-scale adverse event, under the criteria in the Primary Sector Recovery Policy.
Categories: 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, Events Calendar
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The NIWA drought index measures dry conditions across the country. Their hotspot watch helps identify areas that are getting dry each week.
Like all adverse events, a drought is classified as either localised, medium-scale or large-scale.
Don’t hold out for rain as a reason to delay any decisions you need to make. Make plans and decisions in light of current conditions and warm temperatures driving high evapotranspiration. It will take significant rainfall to slow down or reverse the dry conditions.
That it is so dry so early in the season may further limit your options, or create uncertainty, such as decisions on which animals to sell or cull.
In many locations stock feed in the form of hay and silage is lower than normal due to the wet winter and spring. You need to understand your local situation and factor these delays in your planning.
This document will give you some tips and tricks for mitigating the dry hot summer conditions.
Categories: National, Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, East Coast, Taranaki, Manawatu-Rangitikei, Ruapehu-Whanganui, Top of the South, North Canterbury, Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago, Southland
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, Manawatu-Rangitikei, Ruapehu-Whanganui, Top of the South, North Canterbury, Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago, Southland
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ANZ Bank 06-0317-0805560-01, ref: Donation
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