Displaying items by tag: Rural Support Trust

Thursday, 11 May 2017 14:55

How will Northland cope next season?

The weather in the next two months will play a big part in how dairy farmers in Northland cope in the new season. That’s the view of DairyNZ’s regional leader in the province, Chris Neill.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 09:55

Thousands of cows shifted, dried off

At least 7000 dairy livestock have been affected in the recent storms in Waikato and Bay of Plenty alone and hundreds of hectares of pasture and maize crops have been damaged, DairyNZ reports.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 08:55

Floods hit hard

Some dairy farmers in flood-hit Edgecumbe face hefty financial pressure as the impact of the floods is realised.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:55

Northland farmers upbeat despite drought

Northland dairy farmers are still “amazingly upbeat” despite the drought declaration, says Northland Rural Support Trust secretary/coordinator Julie Jonkers.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 08:55

State’s close watch on dry regions

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy says several regions -- in addition to Northland – are under close drought watch.

Published in General News
Thursday, 03 December 2015 09:44

Help available if El Nino plays out

The Rural Support Trust is getting information out early about help available in case the El Nino brings drought, says Northland Rural Support co-ordinator Julie Jonker.

Published in General News
Monday, 21 September 2015 08:00

People power

When Lyn Neeson, who farms near Taumaranui, saw the Whanganui and Ohura rivers rise rapidly in June, she figured this spelled trouble for farmers downstream and she was right. 

Published in General News
Saturday, 19 September 2015 07:00

Forgotten floods still haunt Whanganui farmers

It is three months since devastating floods hit the lower North Island. While the mess is gone from Whanganui city, and normal life has resumed, in the country it’s a far different story, writes Peter Burke.

Published in General News
Sunday, 06 September 2015 15:29

More people for Rural Support Trusts

THE 100 extra people to be trained to help farming families get support to deal with stress-related issues will mainly work through the Rural Support Trusts.

Published in General News
Monday, 29 June 2015 16:00

Unprecedented support for North Canterbury

A group of stock agents and meat processors have agreed to work with Federated Farmers and the Rural Support Trust to help farmers affected by the drought.

Published in General News
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