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The Top Six Inches - breaking the mental unwellness stigma by starting a conversation

Monday, March 1, 2021

Author: Marcia

Artist Paul Rangiwahia grew up in the rural town of Hawera and is no stranger to farming stressors. His previous art is displayed outside New Plymouth's Puke Ariki Library and was his first foray into how art could support positive conversations about mental wellbeing. Paul was aware of the pressure farmers faced, not only with new legislation but also with general on-farm stress. To combat the silence and stigma related to mental unwellness he created the artwork called "The Top Six Inches" using the analogy for not only where the majority of the plant roots sit in the soil but also the top six inches of the brain where resilience is developed by farmers who take care of their wellbeing. 

 

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BUSINESS ADVICE FUND FOR HAIL AFFECTED GROWERS

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Author: SuzanneOsborne

Business Advice Fund

The Business Advice Fund is available to help fund consultancy or financial advice for farmers and growers who are struggling with the financial viability of their business. This fund is available for growers hit hard by the recent storms and who now find their business in jeopardy.  It is there to help them make sound decisions for the future of their business. Up to $3000 is available from RSTs with matching funding from their bank giving a total of up to $6,000.  Growers should approach their bank in the first instance to ensure they are supportive of their application.  If they are to apply then they should contact their Rural Support Trust.

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EXTENSION OF FEED SUPPORT SERVICES UNTIL 30 JUNE 2021

Continued Government support for those in drought affected areas

Monday, December 7, 2020

Author: SarahWhite
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Feed planning service

NZ-wide: for drought-affected farmers, and those affected by floods eariier.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Author: Terri Anderson

Feed planning service flyer

MPI and partner agencies DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb NZ, AgFirst and Federated Farmers are providing remote feed planning support to farmers.

How it works

This service is based on level of need and operates on three levels:

1. In the first instance, we’ll work out how much feed you need. A call to an industry or levy body will get you a free stock take assessment of your feed planning needs.

2. In the second instance, where it’s required, we can offer more advice and practical support. An advisor will help you understand what needs to be done and how you can go about it.

3. Finally, we can also refer you to someone who can offer more in-depth support. We can refer you to a farm systems consultant, who can provide help over the phone or visit if it is a serious animal welfare issue. Please note this level 3 support is not free.

Please call one of these toll-free numbers:

Dry stock sector – Beef + Lamb 0800 BEEFLAMB (0800 233 352)
Dairy sector – DairyNZ 0800 4 DAIRYNZ (0800 4 324 7969)
AgFirst 0508 AGFIRST (0508 243 477)

 

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STARTING THE CONVERSATION

The Top Six Inches - breaking the mental unwellness stigma by starting a conversation

Monday, March 1, 2021

Author: Marcia

Artist Paul Rangiwahia grew up in the rural town of Hawera and is no stranger to farming stressors. His previous art is displayed outside New Plymouth's Puke Ariki Library and was his first foray into how art could support positive conversations about mental wellbeing. Paul was aware of the pressure farmers faced, not only with new legislation but also with general on-farm stress. To combat the silence and stigma related to mental unwellness he created the artwork called "The Top Six Inches" using the analogy for not only where the majority of the plant roots sit in the soil but also the top six inches of the brain where resilience is developed by farmers who take care of their wellbeing. 

 

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BOP Rural Connect - Issue #17 - 2 April 2021

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Author: JodieCraig
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GoodYarn Workshop coming to Galatea

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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BOP Rural Connect - Issue #16

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Author: JodieCraig

What a year it has already been! With changes in Covid-19 alert levels and what mother nature has thrown our way it is a timely reminder to keep track of our mind health. In this months rural newsletter the Rural Connect you will find good resources for self-help tools and apps.

 

Are you a tenant or landlord? Do you have livestock or excess food to help out community organisations? See this and more in the Rural Connect.  

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BOP Rural Connect - Issue #15 - 5 February 2021

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Author: JodieCraig

Attached is the first newsletter of the year, it takes into consideration the upcoming changes to tax rates, the effect of heat and humidity on workers and businesses, along with new Bluetooth Covid-19 tracing and consideration for our amazing honey bees. 

We hope you enjoy this month’s edition and look forward to seeing you out and about this year.

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BOP Rural Connect - Issue #14

Friday, December 11, 2020

Author: JodieCraig
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Bay of Plenty Rural Connect Issue #13

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Author: JodieCraig
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BOP Rural Connect - Getting through Drought & Covid-19 - Issue #12

Friday, September 11, 2020

Author: JodieCraig
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BOP Rural Connect - Getting through Drought & Covid-19 - Issue #11

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Author: JodieCraig
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BOP Rural Connect - Getting through Drought & Covid-19 - Issue #10

Friday, July 17, 2020

Author: JodieCraig
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