No place in New Zealand is immune to natural disasters

No place in New Zealand is immune to natural disasters

In past disasters; Rural areas are the last to receive help from Civil Defence.   Infrastructure like power and phones can be out for weeks. Live wires come down. The farm becomes isolated. Stock becomes isolated. The terrain changes. Flood waters cause contamination....
Quad Bike Safety

Quad Bike Safety

It seems that everyone you talk to have either been involved in a quad bike accident or know someone that has.  There also seem to be a steady stream of news involving quad bike tragedies.  Every death leaves behind immense heartbreak for families, friends and even...
Are You Coping?

Are You Coping?

Farmers are at more risk from suicide than the urban population, with isolation and a reluctance to seek help as factors.  Problems can creep up and accumulate and before long, they all seem insurmountable. A study by Canterbury University surprisingly discovered a...