Wairarapa News : February 6th 2013
32 WAIRARAPA NEWS, FEBRUARY 6, 2013 4981199AB Ph Kieran 027 696 7472 or 06 377 4498 370 Stronvar Road, Masterton. Attention Farmers DEAD HOLES DRILLED 4836476AA Rural News 2571075AC 'Trade It' is the new classified section where private advertisers can sell items for less than $100 using a free 3 line advertisement in Wednesday's Wairarapa News. Circulate your advertisement free throughout the Wairarapa Book your free 3 lines using the online form now - follow the Trade It link at www.wairarapanews.co.nz BOOK BEFORE 10AM MONDAY 5105368AA TRADE IT 'cos your ads are FREE! IT'S MONEY FOR NOTHING • This offer is available to PRIVATE ADVERTISERS ONLY • Free ads are available only in the 'Under $100' classification. • The total value of the item/s in your free ad must not exceed $100, and the price must be included. • If the ad is for an item wanted to buy, you must start your text with WANTED and include a price you wish to pay up to (eg, up to $99) • No pets or livestock. E: email@example.com P: 06 370 5690 Under $100 BABY change table, inbuilt bath, drain hose, gd cond, $80. Ph 555 2215 BACKPACK with inner frame, Ninja Caribee, 35L, gd cond, $20 . Ph 555 5789 BED queen size, gd cond, only used as spare, pick up only. $99. Ph 555 7458 CHILD'S Little Tikes Cozy Coupe car, $40. Ph 555 6915 COFFEE table, timber, square glass centre, $50. Ph 555 8971 DECK chairs, 4, green canvas, wooden frames, $60 the lot. Ph 555 9743 DOLLS house, 1m high x 1m wide, wooden, $75. Ph 555 8716 FISHING rod, Shimano, near new, only used twice, $60. Ph 555 6741 FREE child's swing set, gd cond, pick up only, $0. Ph 555 6741 FRIDGE bar, small, F&P, excellent condition, $95. Ph 555 2587 GARDEN arch, grey metal, 2.4m high. $70. Ph 555 9874 FREE EXAMPLES ONLY $20 SAMPLE ONLY Dairy judges assessing entrants for annual awards Judging is under way in the 2013 New Zealand Dairy Indus- try Awards. National convener Chris Keeping says the judges have begun the process to determine the 2013 New Zealand Share- milker/Equity Farmer of the Year, New Zealand Farm Manager of the Year and New Zealand Dairy Trainee of the Year winners. All entrants participate in the judging process that will select the 34 regional winners in the 12 regional competitions. The first regional winners will be known on March 2, when the Northland Dairy Industry Awards holds its awards even- ing. The Hawke's Bay/Wai- rarapa regional finals are on Thursday, March 21, at Copthorne in Masterton. Get effluent advice A DairyNZ-funded report has highlighted practical ways to help improve the Lower North Island's effluent compliance results. Compliance data provided by regional councils nationwide was analysed by AgFirst Wai- kato's Nicola Waugh, who pro- duced a report identifying trends in the region's significant effluent non-compliance. Better management practices around storing and applying farm dairy effluent have been identified as ways which might bring down significant non- compliance in the Lower North Island. The information is being used in DairyNZ's Keep It Low cam- paign, launched last summer to remind farmers to irrigate efflu- ent in the drier months, when conditions allow, and to get effluent ponds as empty as poss- ible before winter. This year, the message is the same -- to keep the level of efflu- ent in ponds to a minimum -- but with extra emphasis on keeping application depths low with an effluent irrigation system. DairyNZ environmental extension specialist for the Lower North Island, Logan Bowler, says summer is a good time to lower effluent pond levels. Irrigating when conditions allow, from mid-summer through to early autumn, will mean there is as much free capacity as possible in the pond, before the wet weather hits,'' says Logan. Managing the process of applying effluent to land is also really important, he says. There was a reduction in the number of farmers found signifi- cantly non-compliant in 2011/12, from the season before, however the same issues arose -- one of those was ponding,'' says Logan. One of the causes of ponding is incorrect irrigation. You can really maximise the nutrient benefits of effluent and mini- mise the environmental risks by checking application rates and equipment.'' DairyNZ has developed a range of guides to help farmers manage effluent, and these have been summarised in the DairyNZ Effluent Resources Brochure. They are available to order at dairynz.co.nz/effluent or phone 0800 4 DAIRYNZ (0800 4 324 7969). Depression in rural areas Rural Women New Zealand is con- ducting a survey on the causes and effects of anxiety and depression in rural communities, updating a sur- vey it did in 2006 which drew a large number of responses. In 2006 our Feeling Rotten' sur- vey revealed a high level of anxiety and depression in rural areas,'' says RWNZ executive officer, Noeline Holt. Causes varied, but for women, post-natal depression was reported as a significant factor.'' We'd like to know what's changed in the six years since then, to help guide us in our advocacy role, and in providing practical help in rural com- munities.'' RWNZ is working with agricultural-based organisations such as Federated Farmers and Dairy Women's Network to find ways of combating depression following recently released figures from the Ministry of Health showing there are significantly more suicides per head of population in rural than in urban areas. RWNZ has a long history of sup- porting families in rural communi- ties with a broad range of health initiatives, including mental wellbe- ing. We recently provided funding for extensive counselling services to rural families in Canterbury follow- ing the earthquakes, for example,'' says Ms Holt. She says that most people have felt the blues or been pessimistic or unfulfilled at some point in their lives. Anyone living rurally is welcome to take part in the survey. Go to https: //www.surveymonkey.com/s/Feeling_ Rotten.
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