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.

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0800 RURAL HELP

www.rural-support.org.nz

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Tips from farmers for winter storms

June 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

Author: Terri Anderson

Before snow hits

  • Keep an eye on climate predictions and talk to your neighbours.
  • Plan how you will deal with no power (no electric fences, pumps, milking, refrigeration, hot water, cook or heating). If necessary, source a generator.
  • Stockpile what you might need for home and farm to minimise travel:
    • Surplus feed
    • Generators
    • Food and alternative means of cooking and heating for your home
    • Emergency kit.
  • Have a battery-powered radio.
  • Have a smartphone, and know how to use it and how to charge it up in the car
  • If you need to travel any distance, make sure you are well-equipped for the cold and let someone know where you are and when to expect you back.
  • Have a flexible feed plan underway for stock.
  • If you know it’s coming, move stock to sheltered paddocks, especially young stock, to reduce exposure.
  • Make sure stock can access food and water, and you can access them.

 

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Updates on the Mycoplasma bovis eradication

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Author: Terri Anderson

For weekly updates to your email sign up to MPI's stakeholder update. It is for you, your farmers, and anyone interested in the eradication of Mycoplasma bovisSign up here and please get all your networks of farmers and rural professionals to do so too.  


 

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John Shackleton: Manage stress

A presentation in Taranaki - watch the video!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Author: Terri Anderson

https://www.facebook.com/centraltaranakisafecommunitytrust/videos/2296467993701776/

John Shackleton events in Stratford yesterday encouraged the audience to consider mindfulness (it's not scary) and breathing meditations to enable thoughts to be current and now. Our wiring needs to be changed so we stop thinking about things we have NO CONTROL over such as guilt over past events or anxiety about the future. After 21 days you will notice a big improvement in wellbeing. 

 

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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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