Otago News & Events

Posted: Sep 13, 2022

Fonterra and Rural Support Trust join forces to improve wellbeing support for rural families

Fonterra and the Rural Support Trust (RST) areproud to announce a three-year partnership to support rural New Zealanders by improving access to wellbeing and resilience services for farming families who are doing it tough.

Fonterra and the Rural Support Trust announced a three year partnership to improve access to wellbeing and resilience services for farming families who are doing it tough. The first priority...
Posted: Aug 22, 2022

Support for storm stricken farmers in Top of South and Far North

Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor has classified severe weather that affected farmers and growers in the Top-of-the-South and the Far North District as a medium-scale adverse event, unlocking Government support

Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor has classified severe weather that affected farmers and growers in the Top-of-the-South and the Far North District as a medium-scale adverse event,...
Posted: Aug 21, 2022

Top of the South Flooding Event

Federated Farmers are looking for Surplus Feed

Flooding - Top of the South As you will be aware there has been severe damage to some areas in the top of the South Island with major flooding, farms still underwater and road closures...
Posted: Jun 18, 2022

Resilience Strategies for Coping .

A practical guide from 2 NZ Doctors for all stressors - not just Coronavirus

Real-time Resilience Strategies for Coping

Posted: Jun 18, 2022

Starting the conversation...

The Top Six Inches - breaking the mental unwellness stigma by starting a conversation

To combat the silence and stigma related to mental unwellness, Taranaki born and bred artist Paul Rangiwahia created "The Top Six Inches" using the analogy for not...
Posted: May 16, 2022

Dry Autumn in Waikato and South Auckland leads to drought classification

Drought conditions affecting the primary sector in the Waikato and South Auckland were today classified as a medium-scale adverse event, enabling a package of support for farmers and growers.

Drought conditions affecting the primary sector in the Waikato and South Auckland were today classified as a medium-scale adverse event, enabling a package of support for farmers and growers. 
Posted: Feb 19, 2022

During and after a flood

Information and resources to help you deal with floods.

A flood can be devasting, affecting livestock, land and buildings. Here are tips on how to deal with post flooding. Call us now if you are unsure where to start - 0800 787 254
Posted: Feb 18, 2022

When COVID hits your farm

Bevan Collie a Southland dairy farmer speaks to Jamie Mackay from The Country about his first-hand experience of COVID19 on-farm.

Bevan Collie a Southland dairy farmer spoke to Jamie about his first-hand experience of COVID19 on-farm. 

He warns other farmers to ignore Omicron at their peril.

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