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๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€

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

April 9, 2024 0 Comments
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
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
Tailing without pain at workshop for farmers - Story by Joanna Grigg, Farmers Weekly

Tailing without pain at workshop for farmers - Story by Joanna Grigg, Farmers Weekly

Vet Marlborough runs a farmer accreditation day to train clients in the use of pain relief for docking and castration.

October 1, 2023 0 Comments
Transporting Animals in late Pregnancy

Transporting Animals in late Pregnancy

The Ministry for Primary Industries has advised they will have a greater focus on the transport of pregnant stock this season, specifically when stock give birth in the stock truck or in the stock yards. This has been a specific issue for sheep, although cattle are susceptible also. Any stock in late...
August 15, 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.

March 8, 2023 0 Comments
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).

Managing Flystrike and Lice

Managing Flystrike and Lice

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...
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.

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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

April 29, 2024 0 Comments
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. 

April 24, 2024 0 Comments
๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€

๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€

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

April 9, 2024 0 Comments
Rural Champions - Nominations now open!

Rural Champions - Nominations now open!

Last year, the Otago Daily Times and Rural Life celebrated Year of the Farmer, a hugely successful initiative championing the work and community contributions of our farmers and growers. It culminated in the naming of Duntroon dairy farmer Myfanwy Alexander as our...
April 2, 2024 0 Comments
Te Ara Kลhungahunga | Early Childhood - Online Learning (The Correspondence School)

Te Ara Kลhungahunga | Early Childhood - Online Learning (The Correspondence School)

Kaiako (teachers) work in partnership with you and your whฤnau to create individual programmes of learning for ฤkonga, using the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whฤriki– He whฤriki mฤtauranga mล...
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...
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...

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