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Commence the Re-Fence Campaign - Gift a Tractor!

Commence the Re-Fence Campaign - Gift a Tractor!

Federated Farmers are proud to be supporting an inspiring initiative called "Commence the Re-Fence" in the aftermath of Cyclone Gabriele, which has been launched to provide support to the most affected farmers in rebuilding their fencing.
December 11, 2023 0 Comments
Cyclone Gabrielle Recovery - advice, support, and funding from MPI

Cyclone Gabrielle Recovery - advice, support, and funding from MPI

A new package of financial support announced by the Government on 29 June is now available for businesses, orchards, and farms affected by the North Island weather events in early 2023.
It’s available to businesses in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Tairāwhiti, Hawke's Bay, Tararua, and Wairarapa.

August 1, 2023 0 Comments
Support package for growers, farmers and businesses affected by North Island weather events

Support package for growers, farmers and businesses affected by North Island weather events

The package will be available to businesses in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Tairāwhiti, Hawke's Bay, Tararua, and Wairarapa. 

July 4, 2023 0 Comments
Government approves $23 million boost to the cyclone grant for farmers and growers

Government approves $23 million boost to the cyclone grant for farmers and growers

The Government is providing a further $23 million to support more farmers, growers, whenua Māori owners, and rural communities as they recover from Cyclone Gabrielle, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced.

April 6, 2023 0 Comments
Cyclone Gabrielle - Farmer and Grower Recovery Grants 2023

Cyclone Gabrielle - Farmer and Grower Recovery Grants 2023

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has $51 million to help farmers and growers, including whenua Māori owners, to recover from Cyclone Gabrielle. This funding is intended to assist farmers and growers in getting back to productivity as quickly as possible.

March 18, 2023 0 Comments
Hugo Charitable Trust donates to the Rural Support Trust

Hugo Charitable Trust donates to the Rural Support Trust

The Trustees of the Hugo Charitable Trust recently donated $50,000 to the Rural Support Trust National Ooffice, to distribute to the areas and farmers most affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.

March 17, 2023 0 Comments
DairyNZ offering one-on-one help

DairyNZ offering one-on-one help

DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle told Dairy News they have been busy updating all the material they have to help farmers through the coming weeks and months.

NAIT timeframes extended for farmers affected by heavy rain and flooding in the North Island

NAIT timeframes extended for farmers affected by heavy rain and flooding in the North Island

We have extended the timeframes for updating NAIT to help ease some of the pressure on farmers and other People in Charge of Animals (PICAs).

Ballance Donates $1 million to Rural Support Trust

Ballance Donates $1 million to Rural Support Trust

Ballance will work with the Rural Support Trust, a national organisation run by a team of 350 people – rural people supporting rural people. The Trust has the reach and services to help with the recovery...

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New events announced for "Checking-in" rural recovery project in the North Island

New events announced for "Checking-in" rural recovery project in the North Island

Several new ‘Checking-in’ events to support North Island rural communities impacted by last year’s adverse weather events have been announced for 2024.

February 12, 2024 0 Comments
Rural Support Trust sees nationwide increase in calls

Rural Support Trust sees nationwide increase in calls

Rural Support Trust National Chair Neil Bateup says this is only part of the story, ‘The Rural Support Trust profile has increased in our rural communities and with our team often being well known members of their local community they are regularly approached directly for assistance’.  Neil says that they are also seeing an increasing number of cases come...
January 30, 2024 0 Comments
Better Hunting - Free NZ hunting essentials eLearning

Better Hunting - Free NZ hunting essentials eLearning

Hunting wild game can be a great way to learn new skills, shrink your focus, slow down and make an achievable mission of something.

January 27, 2024 0 Comments
Ministers Doocey and Patterson Meet with Otago & Southland Rural Support Trusts

Ministers Doocey and Patterson Meet with Otago & Southland Rural Support Trusts

Farmers Weekley article - Matt Doocey hopes to partner with local groups to meet the mental health support need, as rural support trusts highlight “funding is not keeping pace with demand”.

January 25, 2024 0 Comments
9 things I wish everyone knew about grief…by Dr Lucy Hone

9 things I wish everyone knew about grief…by Dr Lucy Hone

Dr Lucy Hone is a Top 20 TED Talk of 2020; Global authority on resilience. Keynote Speaker, Best-selling Author, Award-winning 'pracademic', Media Commentator. Key topics include Coping with Loss; Resilient Grieving; Resilience.
January 23, 2024 0 Comments
National Lamb Day to be relaunched

National Lamb Day to be relaunched

Kiwis are being encouraged to crank up the barbecue this summer and enjoy New Zealand lamb.

January 19, 2024 0 Comments
Crafting More Than Sheds - The Shed Specialists partner with the Rural Support Trust

Crafting More Than Sheds - The Shed Specialists partner with the Rural Support Trust

In the heart of New Zealand’s thriving rural community lies a support network called Rural Support Trust, which fosters resilience and growth. As a shed-building business deeply involved in our...
GNS AF8 (Alpine Fault Magnitude 8) Exercise

GNS AF8 (Alpine Fault Magnitude 8) Exercise

Tuesday 5 December saw the Alpine Fault rupture with a magnitude 8 earthquake which could be felt all the way to Wellington. In Lower Hutt, some of NZ’s best geo-scientists and other teams dropped, covered,...
Rural mental health cases spike in Southland - Story by Federated Farmers in the Farmers Weekly

Rural mental health cases spike in Southland - Story by Federated Farmers in the Farmers Weekly

A combination of financial pressures, flooding, employment issues and isolation took a toll on Southland farmers’ mental health at the end 2023.   Southland Rural Support Trust wellness coordinator...

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