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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 where resilience is developed by farmers who take care of their...
June 18, 2022 0 Comments
Searching for Surplus Feed

Searching for Surplus Feed

Searching for Surplus Feed 

If you feel you have more than enough feed on hand to manage your own feed needs through till spring, it would be great if you would consider making it available for sale to farmers in areas that are experiencing drought conditionshttps://www.mpi.govt.nz/

May 18, 2022 0 Comments
Dry Autumn in Waikato and South Auckland leads to drought classification

Dry Autumn in Waikato and South Auckland leads to drought classification

Drought conditions affecting the primary sector in the Waikato and South Auckland were today classified as a medium-scale adverse event, enabling a package of support for farmers and growers. 

May 16, 2022 0 Comments
National Feed Coordination Service

National Feed Coordination Service

Feed Coordiantion Service - April 2022

April 8, 2022 0 Comments
Feeling the pinch whilst isolating?

Feeling the pinch whilst isolating?

If you and your family are having to isolate on farm and are finding it challenging please reach out. 

March 29, 2022 0 Comments
Self-Care

Self-Care

When you are busy and overwhelmed, knowing what to do to support yourself can feel like one more thing on the to-do list.  However, when we are busy, the most important thing we need to do to look after ourselves is treat ourselves with understanding and compassion. 

July 4, 2022 0 Comments
Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Why was the little girl sad after the Easter egg hunt? Because an egg beater!

Cow Cockies and COVID-19

Cow Cockies and COVID-19

It is only a matter of time before COVID-19 spreads its reach further into rural areas.  Planning is key to minimise distruption.  How would your primary producing business cope if you or...
Vaccination and planning will get you through COVID

Vaccination and planning will get you through COVID

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Get Ready to Shake Out

Get Ready to Shake Out

New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, is taking place on Thursday 27 October 2022 at 9.30am.

August 1, 2022 0 Comments
Talking Dairy - Take Action against FMD

Talking Dairy - Take Action against FMD

Foot-and-mouth disease has reached the tourist hot spot of Bali, and the risk of it entering NZ on the footprint of an unwary traveller or by other means, is now a little too close for comfort. So, what are the risks to farmers and primary industry as a whole? And more importantly, who is responsible and what do we need to do to be prepared? We chat to Liz Shackleton,...
July 22, 2022 0 Comments
Foot-and-mouth disease fragments detected at Australian border

Foot-and-mouth disease fragments detected at Australian border

A foot-and-mouth disease outbreak has ripped through two Indonesian provinces since April, killing thousands of cows and infecting hundreds of thousands more

July 22, 2022 0 Comments
Surfing for Farmers

Surfing for Farmers

Surfing for Farmers  Goldpine visited Midway Beach in Gisborne for a chance to check out the well-being initiative, Surfing for Farmers. Founded by Gisborne-local Stephen Thomson in 2018, Surfing for Farmers now host events in 21 locations across New Zealand.
July 21, 2022 0 Comments
What you need to know about Foot and Mouth Disease.

What you need to know about Foot and Mouth Disease.

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious and infectious viral disease that affects cloven-hooved (two-toed) animals such as cows, sheep, goats and pigs. It is an animal health disease with no significant health impact on humans. There have been no cases in New Zealand yet, but FMD is...
July 20, 2022 0 Comments
Joint AWDT & FarmStrong course helps navigate farming challenges

Joint AWDT & FarmStrong course helps navigate farming challenges

Southland dairy farmer Brooke Flett shares how a new programme designed to boost the resilience of rural communities helps her navigate the challenges of farming. For more information on “Know your Mindset. Do What Matters” visit Agri-Women's Development Trust To find out what...
July 19, 2022 0 Comments
Decision Tree for Flood Damaged Farms

Decision Tree for Flood Damaged Farms

DairyNZ - Decision Tree for Flood Damaged Farms

Heavy Snow - advice from DairyNZ and B+LNZ

Heavy Snow - advice from DairyNZ and B+LNZ

Heavy Snow - DairyNZ

Checklist to help you reduce the impact of heavy snow conditions on farm 

Federated Farmers urges extreme vigilance on FMD

Federated Farmers urges extreme vigilance on FMD

Feds urges extreme vigilance on FMD As Biosecurity New Zealand continues to closely monitor the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Indonesia, Federated Farmers is urging holiday makers to also be...

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