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Scholarships offered by the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust assist young people to spend valuable time in innovative and challenging overseas situations, to return, and to become the new generation of idea generators here in New Zealand, said
Share Tools Rural healthcare is more stable than ever before, thanks to technology and initiatives introduced by the Affordable Care Act. But the challenge now is to maintain and grow those success stories, according to a panel of experts speaking at
For Taranaki's Linda White, they assume a frightening daily reality. Four years ago, after a lengthy period of depression, her husband John left the homestead on their 180-hectare Urenui farm with a loaded rifle...Only a desperate and, ultimately,
Improving ease of access to services such as after-hours, mental health and maternity are also seen as important underlying factors to address. The council identified a number of practical steps needed in the next 12 months: Research to determine the
Drink driving and speeding 'a serious rural problem' Rural Women NZ, Fuseworks May 31, 2013, 11:08 am Drink driving and speeding are key areas of concern for rural people according to an online rural crime survey conducted by Rural Women New Zealand.
Wanganui Rural Community Board recognised for broadband work Wanganui District Council, Fuseworks May 13, 2013, 9:31 am The Wanganui Rural Community Board's work on rural broadband has won the supreme award at the 2013 New Zealand Community Boards
May 2013 Rural Networks Plan to Reduce Alarming Suicide Rates in Farmers Rising pressures on farmers and alarming statistics that show depression is a real issue in rural communities has prompted rural organisations to get together to find real
An increase in Maori from rural areas using telenursing services including Healthline prompted Medibank to create two postgraduate telenursing scholarships for Maori nurses. The Medibank Community Fund partnered with Maori workforce development
But that doesn't change the fact that an estimated 2.5 billion people37 percent of the world's populationface health risks associated with deficient or absent sanitation facilities, and more than 780 million people lack access to safe drinking water.
Sir Andrew Motion says some rural communities suffer because of second homes owned by 'townies' The tax system should put countryside second homes beyond the reach of more people, according to the head of the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Ex-