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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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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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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...
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The Community Mindfulness Project

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Author: SarahWhite
For our farmers and rural community in the Hurunui The Community Mindfulness Project presents two events especially for Hurunui residents; both on scientific and practical ways to build resilience.                                “You can’t stop the waves….but you can learn to...
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Professional Farm Business Advice Fund

Monday, October 19, 2020

Author: ClaireFord
Feeling the pinch? Finance plays an essential role in every business, including farming, growing or agri-business. Related to this are matters such as debt management, tax management and business structures. Usually you can see a way ahead and you are working with your accountant and bank. But sometimes you feel financially stuck and you may want to discuss this with someone and...
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'PIE DAY FRIDAY'

Community Events happening throughout North Canterbury in September

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Author: ClaireFord
‘PIE DAY FRIDAY’ Drought, Calving and Lambing Lunch Shout ‘Farmers Supporting Farmers’ Come and see us at your local cafĂ©/bakery for lunch on us, this is a great reason to have a quick trip off farm with your staff and family. We will also have some free resources for you to take home. We look forward to seeing you all there! Locations, dates and...
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