Over two solid days the RHĀNZ stream will be covering topics such as: health and agricultural politics; the global future of food and how best to equip our rural communities to deliver to the world; the importance of “good health” for “good safety” in the workplace; sustainable rural health service delivery; the critical relationships between land, climate and health; rural health education (the importance of training people in the communities in which they will work) and rural research developments.

We’ll explore our obsession with hygiene and examine a growing body of evidence that says we need to eat more dirt!

And we’ll also be profiling regional and local initiatives such as suicide prevention and parenting without violence models in Raglan and assessing how well the Government’s strategy of “shifting health services closer to home” is being implemented in the Mid-Central region.