Getting in early can keep issues manageable. If you or someone you know in the rural community need help, contact us on 0800 787 254, or simply complete our contact form.
Monday, March 1, 2021
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.
Categories: Uncategorized, National, Northland, Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, East Coast, Taranaki, Manawatu-Rangitikei, Ruapehu-Whanganui, Top of the South, West Coast, North Canterbury, Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago, Southland
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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.
Categories: Top of the South
Monday, December 7, 2020
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Feed planning service flyer
MPI and partner agencies DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb NZ, AgFirst and Federated Farmers are providing remote feed planning support to farmers.
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:
Categories: National, Northland, Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, East Coast, Taranaki, Manawatu-Rangitikei, Ruapehu-Whanganui, Top of the South, West Coast, North Canterbury, Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago, Southland