Rural Support Trusts help people and families in the wider rural community who experience an adverse event - climatic, financial or personal - to more effectively meet and overcome these challenges. Services are free and confidential.



Kaikoura quake update November 2016

The authorities are continuing to investigate the situation for rural communities, particularly around hardest-hit areas of Kaikoura and Hurunui, where civil emergencies have been declared, and in the region around southern Marlborough.

Federated Farmers has opened their line to offers of help for affected farmers on 0800 327 646 or 0800 FARMING.

If anyone is concerned about the wellbeing of a farmer, grower, worker or their family, they can call their Rural Support Trust on 0800 RURAL HELP (0800 787 254).

For Civil Defence information please go to…/activ…/cheviot-earthquake/ or listen to your local radio station for updates.

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