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 is to develop a rural specific national strategy, which is expected to be in place early next year.
Following a government contribution of $200,000, the fund is now able to accept donations from the public.
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
Flood Recovery for Top of the South
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 preventing outside assistance, deliveries and pick-ups.
Additional stock food is likely to be required for farmers in these areas to get through winter and there have been many offers...
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 brain...
A local dairy farmer recently tested positive for Covid. This is their story as told to Nelson Federated Farmers, of how having a plan helped their family manage their business and home with as little disruption...
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
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.