Animal Complaints + Reporting:  

Ministry for Primary Industries (Farm animals)

SPCA (Small animals)


Au Pairs + Childcare:

Au Pair New Zealand


Bee Keeping:

National Beekeepers Association of New Zealand

NZ Beekeepers Forum

Kiwimana Bee Keeping 101


Dairy Information:

Dairy NZ


Go Dairy

Dairy Womans Network

NZ Dairy Industry Awards


Deer Farming:  

Deer Industry New Zealand

Next Generation Deer Farmers (Facebook Group)


Drug Testing - Houses + Staff:

Envirocheck NZ Wide Meth Lab House Testing

MedNZ - House, Urine and Saliva, Home Drug Testing

Drug Testing Services - Workplace Drug Testing


Educational Institutes:  

Agri-Women's Development Trust

Primary ITO


Lincoln University


Kelloggs Rural Leadership Programme

Rabobank Agribusiness Management Programs

BHU - Organic Training College

Dairy Womans Network

New Zealand Nuffield Scholarship


Employment Issues:       

Department of Labour

Federated Farmers


Environment care:

NZ Landcare Trust

Environment Canterbury

NZ Farm Environment Trust

Ballance Farm Environment Award


Farm Technology and Apps:

FarmIQ - Farm Management Software

Farmax - Decision Support Tool


Agri Tech Review

Cash Manager Rural

Figured - Farm Accounting Software


Jobs Available + Wanted:

NZ Farm Source Jobs (Previously Fencepost)

Trade Me Jobs

Farming Mums NZ Classifieds

Farmers Weekly Jobs

Rural Directions


Lifestyle Farming Resources:

The Rural - From Farming stock to Lifestyle Blocks

NZ Lifestyle Block Facebook Page


Medical Information:

Healthline - 0800 611 116

Plunket Line - 0800 933 922

Wellness Advisory Services

Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand


Mental Health Support:  

Rural Support Trust - 0800 111 757

Farmstrong - Live Well Farm Well

Staros - Affected by suicide Support Group

Fit 4 Farming Cycle Challenge 2016

Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand


Off Farm Equity Investment Information:

Sorted - Your Independent Money Guide

Premier Rural

Chat to your bank for other options.



Deer Industry News


Farmers Weekly

Dairy Focus

Rural News

Rural Business - NZ Herald



The Rural - From Farming stock to Lifestyle Blocks


Rural Insurance:  

Premier Rural

FMG Insurance

Vero Rural

NZI - Rural Farm Insurance

PGG Wrightsons Farm Insurance


Rural Internet Providers:

Vodafone Rural Wireless Broadband



Rural NZ Blogs to Follow: 

Just a Farmers Wife

Our Wee Farm

Jocees Farm

Frog Pond Farm

Lynda Hallinan


Rural NZ Facebook pages to follow:

Just a Farmers Wife

Deerly Beloved

NZ Farming

Fit 4 Farming

Rural Women

Agri-Women's Development Trust

Young Rural Ladies

Staros - Affected by suicide Support Group

Dairy Womans Network


Sheep + Beef:

Beef + Lamb NZ

Get Ahead

Beef Farming - Te Ara

Compendium of NZ Farm Facts - Federated Farmers 2012

Campaign for Wool NZ

Wool News


Stock Agencies:

StockX - Online stock sales

My Livestock

Rural Livestock (South Island)

Central Livestock (Central North Island)

Progressive Livestock

Livestock Exchange (Dairy)