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My Daily Digest: November 26, 2020

Don’t forget to breathe  The surfing farmers are back this summer with plans to take the wellbeing initiative nationwide.

They say it’s good to try and get off-farm as much as you can, and getting in the sea is perhaps as far off farm as you can get.

Whatever work you do, 2020 has been hard going and many are limping towards Christmas.

But history tells us that it’s when people are tired that they make mistakes.

Blowing out a few cobwebs, whether it be by catching a wave or not, can refresh both the body and the mind.

So when you can, why not grab a mate and do something fun?

The effects will linger long after the wave has broken.

 

Bryan Gibson

 

Surfing for rural mental health

An initiative aimed at helping to improve mental health and wellbeing in New Zealand rural communities is hoping to ride a growing wave of support and get more farmers on board.

 

Success blooms from online auction

During lockdown flower growers faced a grim future with the three weekly flower auctions halted and many outlets unable to open for sales. But a move online to virtual auctioning was a sector lifeline.

 

Training targets farm freshwater plans

As farm freshwater plans are set to become part of industry requirements following the Government’s Essential Freshwater reforms, Massey University has created short courses to meet what will be a growing demand for training in the area.

 

IrrigationNZ looks to the future

Irrigation New Zealand as an organisation is well-positioned with key influencers and decision-makers but there are still challenges ahead for the industry, its leaders say.

 

A circle of care

Tanya Sanders not only helps to run a 380-cow dairy farm in Northland, but also works as a GP locum in the area.

 

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