Southland News & Events

3/12/2023

Open Farms - New Zealand’s national open farm day is set for Sunday 12 March 2023!

Let's tell our story and help urban Kiwis reconnect with our land, food & farmers.

Get out your gumboots - New Zealand’s national open farm day is set for Sunday 12 March 2023! We're kicking off with a call for farmer hosts. You bring your passion and pride for...
1/21/2023 5:00 AM

Shear 4 U 24-Hour Shearathon - Central Hawkes Bay

Saturday 21 January 2023

Four farmer/shearers: Dan Billing, Vaughan Wrenn, Issac Scott, and Adam Roe have chosen to support, raise funds, and shear for Hear 4 U, Rural Support Trust National, and Breast Cancer Foundation...
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. 

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