This is an initiative funded by banks and the government offering support for farmers and growers struggling with business debt.
The announcement late last week of the expected drop in milk payout was disappointing news for dairy farmers already busy with calving and now adding reviewing budgets to the long list of things to be done.
As farmers and growers continue to face increased pressure as a result of adverse events and economic hardship, the New Zealand Rural Support Trust is responding to the increase in demand for its services with the announcement of new general manager Maria Shanks.
Cyclone Gabrielle has caused devastation across the upper and eastern North Island. This survey is design to collect volunteer information to be used to assist in the recovery from this event .
"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.
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...
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...