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Farmer Wellbeing Hub Launched in Pukehina, Bay of Plenty

Farmer Wellbeing Hub Launched in Pukehina, Bay of Plenty

Tell us about the hub. What’s the set-up? Basically, we’ve lined a big shed behind my house with ply and filled it with gym gear, weights and machines, so local farmers can get together and work out no matter what the weather’s doing. We used to have a smaller area, but we outgrew that, so we had a working bee and made over one of our workshops....
December 19, 2022 0 Comments
Surfing for Farmers – The perfect break returns for summer

Surfing for Farmers – The perfect break returns for summer

"Surfing for Farmers is for everyone. We hope to see our regulars back again and look forward to new participants coming along and joining in on the buzz”, says Stephen Thomson.

November 29, 2022 0 Comments
Rural Riders - Mountain biking for our rural community in Taupo, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Mt Hutt and Manawatu.

Rural Riders - Mountain biking for our rural community in Taupo, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Mt Hutt and Manawatu.

Rural Riders is back!! Come along with your family and friends to your local free Rural Riders event this summer!

Bring your mountain or e-bike and enjoy an hour or two on the track with a nice cold refreshment to finish.

November 8, 2022 0 Comments
Time Out Tour - Resource Booklet

Time Out Tour - Resource Booklet

The Rural Support Trust is thrilled to be working alongside our Time Out Tour partners to deliver these events over the next three years.  With the generous support of our partners, we can continue to contribute to the development of resilient, prosperous and healthy rural communities throughout the country.  Thank you for aligning with us on our journey and...
October 20, 2022 0 Comments
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.

August 25, 2022 0 Comments
Time Out Tour - Gisbourne

Time Out Tour - Gisbourne

Thank you to everyone who attended Matt Chisholm’s Time Out Tour event in collaboration with Hear 4 U and the Rural Support Trust Tairawhiti Wairoa in Gisborne on Friday 29th July 2022!
August 11, 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...
Time Out Tour - Andy Thompson from The Rural Roundup talks to Matt Chisholm

Time Out Tour - Andy Thompson from The Rural Roundup talks to Matt Chisholm

Andy Thompson from The Rural Roundup caught up with Matt Chisholm over the weekend about our Time Out Tour starting this week in Southland.
Nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert

Nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert

The nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert will take place on Sunday 22 May 2022 between 6pm and 7pm. The nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system is a necessary part of making sure the system...

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Tractor racers raise funds for the Rural Support Trust

Tractor racers raise funds for the Rural Support Trust

Engines were revving and mud was flying as spectators sat on the banks of Fieldays 2022 watching competitors race against the clock, all in the name of the

February 3, 2023 0 Comments
Current Flooding Situation in the upper North Island

Current Flooding Situation in the upper North Island

For help and assistance

January 30, 2023 0 Comments
Checked your crops for Fall Armyworm?

Checked your crops for Fall Armyworm?

The insect pest, fall armyworm has been reported in the North and South Islands, and with further spread likely, knowing how to identify and manage this pest can do a lot to help protect our industry.
January 29, 2023 0 Comments
Fire Season Status

Fire Season Status

This map shows the fire season status as of 1pm Friday 27 January 2023.

January 29, 2023 0 Comments
Have you been to Surfing For Farmers?

Have you been to Surfing For Farmers?

This is Surfing For Farmers biggest fund raiser for the charity.

By purchasing some merchandise, you are helping to ensure that this initiative continues to provide the break our farmers and growers need from the pressures of making a life from the land.

January 29, 2023 0 Comments
Government support for flood-affected Gisborne Tairāwhiti farmers and growers

Government support for flood-affected Gisborne Tairāwhiti farmers and growers

Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor has classified this week’s Cyclone Hale that caused significant flood damage across the Tairāwhiti/Gisborne District as a medium-scale adverse event, unlocking Government support for farmers and growers.

January 18, 2023 0 Comments
Government funding relief for flood-affected Wairarapa farmers and growers

Government funding relief for flood-affected Wairarapa farmers and growers

The Government has extended its medium-scale classification of Cyclone Hale to the Wairarapa after assessing storm damage to the eastern coastline of the region.

Invest in your Wellbeing Bank Account for 2023

Invest in your Wellbeing Bank Account for 2023

This time of the year is a great time to think about how you could improve your investments into your 'Wellbeing Bank Account' for 2023.

Cyclying Waitaki - Calect Ride Strong

Cyclying Waitaki - Calect Ride Strong

Written by: Kirsten Stevenson In keeping with Farmstrong’s key messages about staying connected and keeping active, Cycling Waitaki has organised Ride Strong – a semi-serious, non-competitive...

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