Rural Support Trusts - how we can help in the M. bovis programme

We are more than just an ear to listen

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Author: Terri Anderson

Your regional Rural Support Trust (RST) is on-hand to support farmers being affected by M. bovis.

Our services are free and confidential.

As well as someone to talk to about your concerns, we can help you navigate through the process. We have training in and experience with the M. bovis programme, and know how it works.

Whatever your experience looks like, we can help in many ways including:

  • Trained facilitators who know how the programme works, and the process involved to help you navigate though.
  • Listening to your concerns and issues.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Phone calls, texts, emails – at a time that suits you.
  • Visiting and attending meetings with you.
  • One on one support and wrap around support – for you, your family, and your farming team.
  • Connecting – if we don’t know the answer we will help connect you to people who do.
  • Peer support – connecting with other farmers that have been through the process.
  • Helping you and your family access counselling services.

Depending on the individual farming operation it can be a lengthy process, involving a number of M. bovis Programme teams and RSTs offer support throughout the process and the ability to help shift things along if they get stuck.

We are rural people, helping rural people – we are farming people who understand the challenges of rural life.

Just call 0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP). There are Rural Support Trust branches all over the country. Ringing 0800 787 254 will connect you to help in your area.

Supporting Our Rural Community

0800 RURAL HELP

www.rural-support.org.nz

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Funding for soil conservation and regeneration

Hurunui and Kaikoura

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Author: Terri Anderson

Funding for soil conservation and regeneration. 

The $1500 per hectare can potentially be used for enrichment planting if the land has erosion issues which make it marginal for farming.Click here for details 

 

 

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Post Quake Farming Newsletter

March 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Author: Terri Anderson

Check out the latest news and upcoming workshops for the Post Quake Farming project,

March newsletter

 

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Strategies for getting through the summer dry

March 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Author: Terri Anderson
Facing drought?  Want to hear what others have done to get through?

When the El NiƱo of 2015 - 2016 saw much of New Zealand facing prolonged dryness, Cheviot farmer Andy Fox came up with some tips.

In 2018 Southland experienced unusual dryness. Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Olivia Ross, along with the Muster's Andy Thompson came up with a radio series based on Andy's tips, called: "What did the Fox say?"

Listen to Andy Fox's Interview

Andy's Top 10 Tips

1)  Don't sleep in. If you are tired go to bed earlier and get up at the same time. One hour in the morning is worth two at night. Get out of bed and get going.

2) Do something for others. This can be one of the most satisfying things you can do when you are under stress.

3) Pick up dead stock straight away and dispose of them out of sight.

4) Life is never fair. Get used to it!

5) What people think of you is none of your business. So don't worry about it

6) Don't be scared of success or failure. There is always an element of risk in any business, especially farming. “Failure is the opportunity to try again with more knowledge” Henry Ford.

7) If you think you can, and if you think you can't your probably right. Ref Henry Ford. In other words, attitude and application are critical.

8) Look after your staff, yourself. Without health you have very little.

9) Set goals short and long term, plus ideas/methods on goal achievement.

10) Never miss an opportunity to praise someone for something good they have done. Worker, family member, truck driver.  It's just as much benefit to the giver as the receiver.

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News & Alerts

Getting through the Waikato Hauraki Coromandel Drought

24 March 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater
This week's update in relation to support for the Waikato Hauraki Coromandel Drought.

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Getting through the Waikato Hauaraki Coromandel

17 March 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater
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Drought Shout - POSTPONED

Glen Murray Hall: Friday 20 March

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater
Grab your family, mates, neighbours and join us for dinner and a catch up. Find out about what support is available during the drought and and see what others are doing in your community.
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Drought Shout: Hikuai Hall - POSTPONED

Monday 30 March 2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater
Grab your family, mates, neighbours and join us for lunch and a catch up. Find out about what support is available during the drought and catch up with industry partners to see what they can do to help you.
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Drought Shout: Gumtown Hall - POSTPONED

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater
Grab your family, mates, neighbours and join us for lunch and a catch up. Find out about what support is available during the drought and catch up with industry partners to see what they can do to help you.
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Drought Shout: Waotu Hall - POSTPONED

Tuesday 24 March 2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater
Grab your family, mates, neighbours and join us for lunch and a catch up. Find out about what support is available during the drought and catch up with industry partners to see what they can do to help you.
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Drought Shout Colville Saleyards - POSTPONED

Monday 23 March 11:30am - 2pm

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater
Grab your family, mates, neighbours and join us for lunch and a catch up. Find out about what support is available during the drought and catch up with industry partners to see what they can do to help you.
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Drought Shout: Tahuna - POSTPONED

Tuesday 17 March 12noon - 2pm

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater
Grab your family, mates, neighbours and join us for lunch and a catch up. Find out about what support is available during the drought and catch up with industry partners to see what they can do to help you.
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Getting through Waikato Hauraki Coromandel's Drought

10 March 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater
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Getting through Waikato Hauraki Coromandel's Drought

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater
Following the announcement of a medium scale adverse event please have a look at this week's drought information sheet. Please feel free to share it, print it and keep is somewhere handy!

Updates will also be made on our facebook page.

If you have any worries please give us a call, we are here to listen.
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