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Mayor Relief Fund - Nelson-Tasman Floods

Mayor Relief Fund - Nelson-Tasman Floods

Following a government contribution of $200,000, the fund is now able to accept donations from the public.

August 22, 2022 0 Comments
Support for storm stricken farmers in Top of South and Far North

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

August 22, 2022 0 Comments
Top of the South Flood Recovery

Top of the South Flood Recovery

Flood Recovery for Top of the South

August 21, 2022 0 Comments
Top of the South Flooding Event

Top of the South Flooding Event

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...
August 21, 2022 0 Comments
Starting the conversation...

Starting the 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 only where the majority of the plant roots sit in the soil but also the top six inches of the brain...
June 18, 2022 0 Comments
Rural Police Lookout -Waimakariri and Hurunui-North Canterbury

Rural Police Lookout -Waimakariri and Hurunui-North Canterbury

May 10, 2022 0 Comments
A Farmer's Perspective

A Farmer's Perspective

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...
During and after a flood

During and after a flood

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

When COVID hits your farm

When COVID hits your farm

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.

More news...

Reducing Waste in your Community, Household and Farm

Reducing Waste in your Community, Household and Farm

Loads of tips and links on how to deal with used oil, wine bottle caps, scrap metal, light bulbs to farm containers.

October 2, 2022 0 Comments
Pioneer comes on board as RST Principal Sponsor

Pioneer comes on board as RST Principal Sponsor

Pioneer are proud to be one of our newest Principal Sponsors.

Pioneer has signed on to support the Trust over a 3-year term.

October 1, 2022 0 Comments
Tools for coping with farm stress - Podcast with guest Taranaki Dairy Farmer Kane Brisco

Tools for coping with farm stress - Podcast with guest Taranaki Dairy Farmer Kane Brisco

Taranaki dairy farmer Kane Brisco nearly walked away from farming, worn down by the constant physical and mental strains of the job. But at his lowest, he started figuring out practical ways to cope with stress and recharge his passion for life on the land. In this episode, Kane shares the tools he’s developed – ranging from breathwork to boxing – to...
September 30, 2022 0 Comments
Support for flood-impacted farmers and growers in the Far North

Support for flood-impacted farmers and growers in the Far North

The Ministry for Primary Industries has allocated $30,000 of adverse events funding to help farmers and growers recover from the heavy rain and flooding in August.

September 15, 2022 0 Comments
Fonterra and Rural Support Trust join forces to improve wellbeing support for rural families

Fonterra and Rural Support Trust join forces to improve wellbeing support for rural families

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.

September 13, 2022 0 Comments
Kevin Forward from OSPRI talks to Andy Muir from The Muster

Kevin Forward from OSPRI talks to Andy Muir from The Muster

Recently Kevin spoke to the host of the The Muster on Hokonui, Andy Muir. They spoke about:  Foot-and-Mouth (FMD) at the NZ border  NAIT and a sheep tracability system - FMD — What can sheep farmers do?  NAIT tracing in relation to FMD  eASD form -...
September 4, 2022 0 Comments
Recycling of Bale Wrap with Recycle South

Recycling of Bale Wrap with Recycle South

Our further processing facility at 210 Branxholme Makarewa Road is now open, so we are calling all farmers who have bale wrap stored around the farm to now drop it off. Our new machinery is specially designed...
Federated Farmers Webinar - Foot & Mouth Disease - What you need to know

Federated Farmers Webinar - Foot & Mouth Disease - What you need to know

With there being so much talk about Foot and Mouth in the media Federated Farmers wanted to update everyone alongside MPI on what is happening. Watch the recorded webinar for more information.
Monkeypox

Monkeypox

A few cases of Monkeypox have been detected in Aotearoa and a larger outbreak is occurring in Australia.

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