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Powerful average for Te Mania Powerful average for Te Mania

The take-home message from last week’s annual bull sale at Te Mania Angus in North Canterbury was its solid average. Te Mania, owned by the Wilding family, is one of the jewels in North Canterbury’s crown – a 1300-hectare slice of paradise which lies about 32km south of the Kaikoura Peninsula on the Conway Flat. It is also – importantly – the industry price barometer within an ongoing calendar of almost 80 bull sales which ...

Kindness counts… Kindness counts…

An Angus bull charged to the fund-raising rescue of two of Cheviot’s essential services last week. Every year within Te Mania Angus’ on-farm auction, the Wilding family gifts the proceeds of one of their bulls to charity. This year that bull was lot 99A. He made $14,000, and the proceeds were split equally between Cheviot’s St John Ambulance Service, and the Cheviot Home and School (the funding body for the area school). The announcement was perfect ...
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Take a break from worry Take a break from worry

During lockdown many of us discovered, amongst the various challenges, a new and refreshing pace of life.   Those of us who did not have to leave our homes to work may have found a sense of peace within our homes. That small increase in time we all crave may have been found. If this was you, and the thought of moving back into a full-paced life again brings dread and worry, you’re not alone.   Although we ...

Level 1 means Te Mania’s annual sale goes ahead as planned Level 1 means Te Mania’s annual sale goes ahead as planned

Moving New Zealand to alert level 1 on Monday was music to the ears of North Canterbury’s premier seedstock beef producer, Te Mania Angus. The industry is in the midst of its annual run of close to 80 beef bull sales throughout the country. And, the chance for the industry to mix business with pleasure had been compromised to that point, with early sales relying on online selling. Everyone slated to sell after June 8 held ...
The Worry Chart

Take a break from worry Take a break from worry

Worrying is normal and can even help us to solve challenges. However, too much worry can become a problem.  Unfortunately, worries usually only show us the very worst possible outcomes.  Focusing on these alone gets us stuck in a negative space, leading to further worry and a sense of helplessness.   We can’t stop worry altogether, but we can learn how to effectively work through our worried thoughts when they show up. Learning how to explore worries from different perspectives helps us discover other explanations or solutions we may have overlooked. This helps us feel more confident and positive, allowing us ...

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