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”.
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 Rachael Nicholson says the organisation received 31 new cases between August and November, twice as many as in the same quarter a year before.
The FMG Spot Check Roadie kicked off last year and visited four locations around the country, for the full results. And this year they're heading out again with their partners Melanoma New Zealand. If you've got a spot you're concerned about, come and see them to get it checked and receive life-saving information to help you and your family look after...
The Lifestyle Block Emergency Preparedness Handbook provides lifestyle block owners with practical advice on how to make their property more resilient, and what to do in emergency events.
A group farmers travelled to Hawke's Bay armed with a fleet of vehicles and fencing equipment to help get some the regions farms back on track.
The Southland and Otago Rural Support Trusts were involved in this amazing event, which was held over Waitangi Weekend 2023.
Effective prevention and treatment of flystrike and lice involves a multi-pronged approach. This booklet aims to provide you with the detail you need to:
a) Understand the pests’ lifecycles and therefore the optimal time to target them, and
b) The treatment options – chemical...
This map shows the fire season status as of 1pm Friday 27 January 2023.
This calendar is an amazing resource combining a huge amount of useful data into one essential tool for those seeking jobs in the south. It combines: regions; industries; pay rates; months; roles; number of staff...
Loads of tips and links on how to deal with used oil, wine bottle caps, scrap metal, light bulbs to farm containers.