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Monday, November 13, 2017
There has been an increase in leptospirosis bacteria in domestic animals and livestock in the Bay of Plenty. This is not uncommon in areas that have been flooded, and have damp soil or stagnant water.
Leptospirosis is easy to catch from an infected animal and where it lives.
For further information on leptospirosis talk to your vet or search safer farms lepto http://saferfarms.org.nz/guides/prevention-and-control-of-leptospirosis/
Categories: National, Bay of Plenty
Friday, November 10, 2017
If you or anyone you know of has some residual cleanup which they want a hand with, please call 0800 327 646 (0800 FARMING), then select the Flood Event Assistance option (currently option 2).
Categories: National, Otago
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
The latest media release is here: http://www.mpi.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/further-moves-underway-to-contain-cattle-disease-mycoplasma-bovis/
In July 2017, MPI detected the bacterial infection Mycoplasma bovis in cattle at a South Canterbury dairy farm. Regular updates are here: www.mpi.govt.nz/protection-and-response/responding/alerts/mycoplasma-bovis/
Categories: National, South Canterbury
Sunday, October 29, 2017
The BOP Rural Support Trust is holding an evening out for the rural community at the Little Theatre in Whakatane on Friday 3 November from 7:00 – 9:00pm.
Come and hear Doug Avery share his powerful story of how he turned his Marlborough farm – and his life – around.
He has some great tips for all of us dealing with what life throws at us.
Tickets are $10 each, from Paper Plus on the Strand in Whakatane. Light refreshments will be served and Doug’s book “The resilient farmer” will be on sale.
If you need some help or you’re are concerned about someone close to you in rural Bay of Plenty, then you can call the Rural Support Trust on 0800 787 254.
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Friday, October 13, 2017
Categories: National, North Canterbury