Fonterra chairman Peter McBride was immediately on the phone to Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor after the result of last week's capital structure vote.
Announcing the funding at an annual awards dinner, Trinity Lands chief executive Peter McBride said “we know the importance of good mental health and we love what the GoodYarn workshop does to help ordinary kiwis.”
Good Programmes trustee Igor Gerritsen spoke to the nearly 100 staff and guests gathered for the awards.
“Mental health is a community issue, and we all play a part in looking after each other,” said Gerritsen.
“By improving our understanding and ability to talk about mental health, and knowing where to go for help, GoodYarn is a great resource to keep people away from the edge of the cliff,” he said.
“I love what Goodyarn is doing and it’s a privilege to work with a great team to make the GoodYarn workshop available in organisations and communities across New Zealand,” he said. ““There’s no greater joy than living your life on purpose, doing things to the best of your ability, not just for yourself but for a greater purpose.
“We’re very thankful that Trinity Lands has joined the Good Friends Community.”
McBride acknowledged Trinity Land staff for their contribution to the success of the dairy farming and kiwifruit business, as well as announcing several other funding offers for community initiatives in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.