Monday, November 12, 2018
- Don't put yourself at risk from contaminated water, damaged roads, or landslides and other hazards.
- Look for and report broken power lines to your electricity provider. Treat all lines as live.
- Trees may be unstable due to saturated ground and high winds.
- Be conscious of security. Lock your car and house. Report suspicious activity to police.
Health and wellbeing
- Throw away food and water that has been contaminated by floodwater.
- Avoid drinking or preparing food with tap water until you are certain it is not contaminated.
- Report flooded homes and any need for temporary accommodation to your local council.
- Assess damage to water supply and reticulation systems. Which stock water troughs are contaminated with silt and will need cleaning?
- Assess damage to access lanes, tracks, gateways, culverts, and fences. What flood debris needs to be cleared?
- Assess damage to pastures and the depth and type of silt.
- Assess available non-flooded pastures and other unaffected feed reserves.
- Accept help when offered, and ask for it if you need it.
- Take photos of damage and contact your insurer.
- Your Rural Support Trust is available to call for help or info for farmers – 0800 787 254.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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Categories: Bay of Plenty, East Coast, Taranaki, Manawatu-Rangitikei, Ruapehu-Whanganui, Top of the South, West Coast, North Canterbury, Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago, Southland
A presentation in Taranaki - watch the video!
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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.
Categories: National, Bay of Plenty, East Coast, Taranaki, Manawatu-Rangitikei, Ruapehu-Whanganui, Top of the South, West Coast, Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago
Sam Whitelock promotes the 5 Ways to Wellbeing... Southland Rural Support Trust agrees
Friday, June 29, 2018
Southland Rural Support Trust backs Sam Whitelock with all 5 Ways to Wellbeing
Categories: National, Bay of Plenty, East Coast, Taranaki, Manawatu-Rangitikei, Ruapehu-Whanganui, Top of the South, West Coast, North Canterbury, Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago, Southland