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Read all the latest news here from our National Office, as well as our regional Rural Support Trusts.


Resilience Strategies for Coping .

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

25 Aug 2021

Real-time Resilience Strategies for Coping

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Wellbeing Apps

Great apps to help you heal.

04 Aug 2021

With Covid 19 among our shores, Minsitry of Health have launched these apps to support your anxiety, lack of sleep and other stress outcomes. Heal yourself by healing your condition.

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Stress/Burn Out from Farmstrong

16 Sep 2021

Understanding more about stress and burnout: Q & As

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MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL FLOOD RELIEF FUND

ADDITIONAL FUND FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

13 Sep 2021

More financial relief for Marlborough Primary Industries affected by flooding.

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The Farm Debt Mediation Scheme

13 Sep 2021

The Farm Debt Mediation Scheme is a service to help farmers facing financial problems. Find out more about the scheme, eligibility and how to apply.

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How to manage and support your team on farm during COVID19

What if someone on-farm gets or is exposed to COVID19? Do you have a plan for on your farm?

03 Sep 2021
DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb NZ have both created resources on their websites on how to deal with supporting your farm team if you get a case of COVID19. Photo credit: NZ Farm Life Media
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Covid-19 safety for Top of the South farmers and growers

Vaccine update

01 Sep 2021

Many of the farmers and growers in the Top of The South are sole traders. Contracting COVID 19 could have serious on farm implications.

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Five Ways of Wellbeing while dealing with Lockdown

Andy Muir spoke to Lindsay Wright recently on The Muster Show

25 Aug 2021

Lindsay caught up with Andy Muir in August about how to deal with lockdown on farm.

 

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Dr Paul Wood

Live your fullest life - from outside a Prison

04 Aug 2021
A Comfort Zone doesn't ask much of you - it's comfortable, familiar and predictable - you know where you stand HOWEVER it's not necessarily the best place for you. This could be a job or a relationship where you are going through the motions and not stretching or moving...
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Are You Prepared for the Unexpected?

Do you have a farm business continuity plan?

03 Aug 2021
Ensure your business is prepared for the unexpected. Download our Farm Business Continuity Plan for FREE! Our thanks to Civil Defence Emergency Management Southland for developing this document. Previous Article Next Article
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Canterbury Flood Recovery Fund

26 Jul 2021

Applications have now closed for the $4 million Canterbury Flood Recovery Fund. The fund was set up to help support the region’s farmers and growers to recover from a one in 200-year rainfall event.  Applications are currently being considered.

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Top of the South Flooding 2021

Assistance available now

26 Jul 2021

There is a lot of cleanup work to be completed for farmers and lifestylers in the Marlborough/Tasman area after the recent flooding. This may include the removal of debris from fences, refencing, cleaning of culverts and drains and much more...

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Flood recovery fact sheet

18 Jul 2021

This fact sheet will help you prioritise tasks during the immediate aftermath of a flood. It also provides guidance around what needs to be done in the weeks and months following, particularly if you are dealing with silt and/or slips.

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Help Canterbury farmers after the floods

17 Jun 2021

Want to help our flood-devastated Canterbury farmers and their animals? Watch the video then donate through Give a Little. Funds will go directly to providing feed and seed for pasture.

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Starting the conversation...

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

16 Jun 2021
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 only where the majority of the plant roots sit in the soil but also the top six inches of the...
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