Friday, 29 August 2014 09:17

Fert company helps schools resources grow

Written by 

A fertiliser company is teaming up with farmers to help rural schools.


Farmers throughout New Zealand were invited to support the Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate Ltd 'Growing Minds' fund by nominating a school and in return Hatuma donates money to that school.


Over the last five years the company has donated over $25,000 to rural schools through the programme.


Porangahau School in Central Hawke's Bay attracted huge support from farmers who chose to nominate their local school.


Porangahau School Principal, Doug Hales says the 40-children school relies heavily on fundraising.


"Every little bit helps in a small school like ours. We really appreciate the support of our local farmers and Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate."
The extra money has enabled the school to purchase more sports gear.


Porangahau farmers Richard and Piri Galbraith have four children. Their oldest goes to Porangahu School and Piri Galbraith says their other three will also go through the local school.


"It's vital that we support our local school. They are the centre of any rural community. Both Richard and I went to Porangahau School and back then there were six classrooms and over 150 kids. The roll has dwindled since then so we need to ensure our local school stays strong. The Hatuma Growing Minds fund is a good initiative because it means farmers who don't have children at the school can also support their rural school."

More like this

$20k available for rural schools

HP New Zealand recently announced its second Rural Schools Competition, which gives rural New Zealand primary schools the chance to win a share of $20,000 worth of HP products and support. 

Boost for rural schools

Rural schools around the country have been able to boost resources thanks to the help of farmers and fertiliser company, Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate Ltd.

Featured

 

Govt link key to DairyNZ strategy

DairyNZ chairman Jim van der Poel says a constructive relationship with the Government is vital for the industry-good organisation.

Top student off to co-op

Massey University's top agricultural student for 2020 is off to join Fonterra and continue his interest and passion for the dairy industry.

National

Lamb price down, but not weak

While lamb prices are starting the new season at around 16% below last year’s levels, they are not outright weak,…

Quota split a major worry

New Zealand meat exporters want the EU and UK to get serious on reaching a deal on post-Brexit quotas.

NZ meat exports at risk

Nearly half of our country’s meat exports are at risk unless there is urgent action by government to allow migrant…

Machinery & Products

Claas cargo wagon

CLAAS has extended the versatility, productivity and user comfort of its CARGOS dual purpose transport wagons with the addition of…

These tractors are pumping

CLAAS has announced it will introduce a new automatic tyre inflation system across its AXION and ARION series of tractors.

Great hay cut at speed

Contractors and farmers on the lookout to mow and condition at higher speeds, while producing better quality hay and forage,…

Fendt enters NZ harvest market

Farm machinery brand Fendt has expanded into the harvester market in Australia and New Zealand, with is Ideal combine harvester.

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

The Hound

He's back!

OPINION: This old mutt understands that former Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings has landed himself a new gig back in his…

Utu?

OPINION: Your canine crusader understands that the farmer’s favourite politician – Environment Minister David Parker – not content with implementing…

» Connect with Rural News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter