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Wednesday, April 03, 2019
It’s a long way from negotiating with hostage-takers to touring rural New Zealand, but that’s where Lance Burdett’s career path has gone so far. He’s about to embark on a tour of rural South Island thanks to a series of talks put together by New Zealand’s local Rural Support Trusts and the Ministry for Primary Industries.
Founder of Warn International, Lance has moved from working for police and training with the FBI to dedicating himself to spreading tips and techniques for people to handle difficult situations by understanding what goes on in people’s brains – starting with their own.
Categories: National, Top of the South, North Canterbury, Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago, Southland
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Check out the latest news and upcoming workshops for the Post Quake Farming project,
Categories: Top of the South, North Canterbury
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Categories: National, Top of the South, West Coast
Monday, March 04, 2019
When the El Niño 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?"
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.
Categories: National, Top of the South, North Canterbury