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Government announces drought support for Canterbury and Otago

Government announces drought support for Canterbury and Otago

The Coalition Government is expanding the medium-scale adverse event classification in place for the Marlborough, Nelson, and Tasman districts to cover the Canterbury and Otago regions, Agriculture Minister Todd McClay announced today.

March 25, 2024 0 Comments
Opinion : Are we doing rural mental health right?

Opinion : Are we doing rural mental health right?

In my line of work, I see people at their best and worst.

It can be challenging and gradual but being a part of the experience of fundamental change within someone suffering from mental health challenges, is the most rewarding experience I can think of.

March 18, 2024 0 Comments
Need help in navigating ACC?

Need help in navigating ACC?

Way Finders is a navigation service for ACC clients. They can make it easier for you to understand your ACC entitlements and support you on your ACC journey. ​

February 23, 2024 0 Comments
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 Rachael Nicholson says the organisation received 31 new cases between August and November, twice as many as in the same quarter a year before.  

January 12, 2024 0 Comments
B+LNZ - Computing for Farmers - Using Farm Data Workbook

B+LNZ - Computing for Farmers - Using Farm Data Workbook

This workbook has been updated following the completion of the RMPP (Red Meat Profit Partnership) and is designedto be used in a workshop setting, however, is suitable for one-on-one use for farmers to develop their Excel skills.

October 4, 2023 0 Comments
Dairy Women's Network - Navigating Dairy's New Landscape: 7 Steps to Surviving the Payout Challenge

Dairy Women's Network - Navigating Dairy's New Landscape: 7 Steps to Surviving the Payout Challenge

The dairy industry has been under immense pressure over the last 18 months and has faced challenges on many fronts including compliance and increased costs such as feed, fertilizer and fuel. The announcement of a drop in this season’s forecast payout could be the biggest challenge that...
September 20, 2023 0 Comments
Drop in Milk Payout an unwelcome start to the new season

Drop in Milk Payout an unwelcome start to the new season

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.

Rural Support you can trust when under stress

Rural Support you can trust when under stress

Changes in physical appearance, changes in mood or changes in behaviour are key signs the Rural Support Trust says to look out for if someone is under stress.  “Watch out for signs like if they are...
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...

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Hawke's Bay Rural Support Trust excited about their new 2024 Triton VRX

Hawke's Bay Rural Support Trust excited about their new 2024 Triton VRX

**HUGE THANK YOU TO WAYNE KIRK MOTOR GROUP!** We are incredibly grateful to Wayne Kirk Motor Group for their generous support in supplying us with a brand new 2024 Triton VRX! Your contribution will greatly benefit our work and the rural community in Hawkes Bay. Thank you for standing by us and helping us make a positive difference. We look forward to continuing our...
June 3, 2024 0 Comments
Farm without Harm - Safety Alerts

Farm without Harm - Safety Alerts

May 30, 2024 0 Comments
Woolworths customers give $250K for Cyclone Gabrielle recovery

Woolworths customers give $250K for Cyclone Gabrielle recovery

 The funds were donated by customers over the past year, including funds donated specifically for cyclone and weather event relief.

May 25, 2024 0 Comments
SMART Goals - produced by Kathryn Wright, Registered Counsellor

SMART Goals - produced by Kathryn Wright, Registered Counsellor

It can be quite complicated to set and stick to goals – let’s take a look at how you can find the right goals for you, and how to make it more likely that you will succeed.

Before we crack into finding appropriate goals for you, let’s set apart two types of goals, both equally as important, as one provides the basis for the other.

May 10, 2024 0 Comments
Velvetleaf Weed Management

Velvetleaf Weed Management

Biosecurity New Zealand want your help to stop its spread.

Find out what you can do, and get up-to-date information on the situation.

May 9, 2024 0 Comments
Getting through this Dry Period

Getting through this Dry Period

We all know dry spells and droughts can be long and relentless. Now is the time to seek help and plan for the next few months. There are a range of options available to support you practically, financially, mentally, and help you maintain the welfare of your livestock.

May 2, 2024 0 Comments
Rural Change Wellbeing Programme to merge with Rural Support Trust

Rural Change Wellbeing Programme to merge with Rural Support Trust

The Rural Change programme which provided free private mental health professional sessions to the rural industry

Can you tune into a radio station if you have a power cut?

Can you tune into a radio station if you have a power cut?

It's important to know the different ways you can stay informed during an emergency. 

𝗙𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀

𝗙𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀

We know it’s incredibly tough right now with large parts of the country currently farming through drought conditions and feed shortages.

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