Northland News & Events

Posted: May 24, 2023

Funding Application for Cyclone Gabrielle - Recovery in the Tairawhiti area

Rural Support Trust Tairawhiti Adverse Event

Open to Sheep, Beef, Arable, Dairy, Pastoral, Horticulture and Lifestyle owners.

Applications for funding are now open until Tuesday 20 June, 4.00pm

Posted: May 12, 2023

Nurses in Aotearoa celebrated for their role in health care for all

Friday 12 May is International Nurses Day, is an opportunity for all New Zealanders to recognise our nurses, and everything they do for our health and wellbeing.

International Nurses Day is a time to celebrate alongside our global community and shines a light on the importance of our nurses in an Aotearoa context to address current inequities and improve...
Posted: May 9, 2023

Rural Support Trust announces inaugural General Manager Maria Shanks

As farmers and growers continue to face increased pressure as a result of adverse events and economic hardship, the New Zealand Rural Support Trust is responding to the increase in demand for its...
Posted: Apr 10, 2023

AF8 - What is it?

AF8 (which stands for Alpine Fault Magnitude 8) is a collaborative effort to save lives by planning and preparing a coordinated response across the South Island following a severe earthquake on the Alpine Fault.

AF8 commenced in July 2016 with a focus on scientific modelling, response planning and community engagement designed to address that knowledge gap. It’s a partnership of all the Emergency...
Posted: Apr 10, 2023

Cyclone Gabrielle: Group of southern farmers help out in Hawke’s Bay

Otago Daily Times Story By Ben Tomsett (4th April 2023)

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.

Posted: Apr 7, 2023

Rural Riders Plan to expand next Summer

Mountain biking for our rural community in Taupo, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Methven, Manawatu & Otago

6/28/2023 - 6/29/2023

South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) - Invercargill, Southland

28-29 June 2023 | ILT Stadium Southland, Invercargill

The South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) was established in 1998 to provide a forum for those involved in the South Island dairy industry to evaluate and apply knowledge, skills and technology to their...
Posted: Apr 6, 2023

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

The extra grant funding takes total primary sector cyclone recovery support to $78 million to date.

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...

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