Rural People Helping Rural People

Are times a bit tough?  How about talking to someone who really understands the pressures of rural life?

We are local rural people that know from experience that severe weather, finances, relationships, and work pressures can all mount up.

Contact us any time. Call 0800 RURAL HELP - for a confidential chat about you, your business, the weather, your finances; or a neighbour, partner, friend, family member, or worker. 

Our support is FREE

And if you need more than a chat, we can point you in the right direction.

Talk to your local trust


News & Alerts

Clevedon / Coromandel weather bomb update

15 March 2017, 10am

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Author: Terri Anderson
Minister Nathan Guy has classified the impact of the storm as a medium-scale event.
Now the rain has stopped, there's a fair bit to do and we are here to help.
Immediate welfare

Look after yourself, your family, workers and neighbours. Ask for help and accept it when offered.

Contact your local Rural Support Trust on 0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP) with information on the impacts or requests for help. Our services are free and confidential.

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Info and events for earthquake-affected farmers

as at 15 March 2017

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Author: Terri Anderson

Free help for farmers 

Click on this this pdf flyer for all the information you need.

Important dates:

  • Earthquake Relief Fund grands for uninsurable on-farm damage deadline 31 March 2017.
  • See the calendar below for workshops on the Earthquake Relief Fund and community events.
  • Skilled workers and volunteers are available until May 2017 through calling 0800 FARMING.
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Want to work on an earthquake affected farm?

The skilled worker and volunteer programme

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Author: Terri Anderson

Do you have on-farm experience, especially fencing, and want to work or volunteer on an earthquake-affected farm in Marlborough, Kaikoura or the Hurunui? 

Call now on 0800 327 646 (0800 FARMING) to lodge requests for help on the farm, or to offer your help as a volunteer or worker.

What is the skilled worker programme?

Government has provided $600k for the next four months to fund skilled on-farm workers and volunteers to assist with recovery from the Earthquake.

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Applications now open for Primary Industries Earthquake Relief Fund

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Author: SuperUser Account

Government announced $4 million for an Earthquake Relief Fund for primary industries for uninsurable infrastructure repair as a result of the 14 November 2016 earthquake affecting the Hurunui, KaikĊura and Marlborough Districts.

The fund is to assist rural people whose principal income comes from a primary industry which is either well-established or in the developmental stage.

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