[1 December/ NZ Herald]

The Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand and Bayer New Zealand have announced a new partnership to support rural youth, especially those at risk from suicide. Other initiatives would include a rural youth health challenge, support of the RuralFest NZ event, and tailored suicide prevention training for veterinary and rural health students. Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand Chief Executive Officer, Michelle Thompson said the organisation was thrilled to be working with Bayer New Zealand on initiatives targeted at improving rural health and wellbeing.