At REX, we reckon Kiwi farmers are talked at, not listened to.
As the home of rural content in NZ, we’re keen to hear your thoughts on some of the hard questions that we feel Kiwis are asking, want to ask, or deserve to ask.
We believe the best people to ask those questions to are you, the people in the fields, on the tractors, in the labs, anywhere and everywhere contributing to the overarching rural sector of Aotearoa.
So each week, we are going to post a question or group of questions to our Facebook page and we want to hear what you have to say.
The question posed to you last week was: How are dairy farmers coping with the low payout? Who are you turning to for support? For those of you who've been through this before, what advice would you give dairy farmers today?
We loved your feedback, and definitely believe there was constructive feedback and advice that could help other Kiwis who might be facing some of the problems addressed.
REX host Dominic George sat down with rural mental health advocate Craig 'Wiggy' Wiggins to talk about what some of you had to say, where we can go from here and more.
Like and follow the 'Rural Exchange' Facebook page to keep up to date with all things rural and to continue to give your feedback and have your thoughts heard and brought to experts and leaders across the sector.
Listen to the full chat between rural mental health advocate Craig 'Wiggy' Wiggins and Dominic George above.