Rural People Helping Rural People

Sometimes you can do with a chat with someone who gets your issues because they've been there before.
Rural Support Trusts have local, rural people who know from experience that severe weather, finances, relationships, and work pressures can mount up.

On top of that, we have networks and training to help with all kinds of situations, and to point you in the right direction to get through your current challenges. 

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. 

Drought 

How we can help you navigate through M. bovis

Navigating financial pressures

Want to help?

  • You can contact your local Trust through this page or calling  800 787 254
  • The National Council can handle donations directly to bank account 06 0145 0743411 00

News & Alerts

BOP Rural Connect - Getting through Drought & Covid-19 - Issue #11

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Author: JodieCraig
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BOP Rural Connect - Getting through Drought & Covid-19 - Issue #10

Friday, July 17, 2020

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BOP Rural Connect - Getting through Drought & Covid-19 - Issue #9

Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Cotter passionate about supporting farmers in need

https://www.odt.co.nz/rural-life/focus-on-farming/cotter-passionate-about-supporting-farmers-need

Friday, June 26, 2020

Author: Terri Anderson

Passionate about the rural sector and people’s welfare, Southland Rural Support Trust chairwoman Cathie Cotter says the best aspect of her role is being there for farmers.

 

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BOP Rural Connect - Getting through Drought & Covid-19 Issue #8

Friday, June 19, 2020

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Feed coordination service

https://www.odt.co.nz/rural-life/rural-people/finding-feed-farmers-need

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Author: Terri Anderson

Sharon Cousins, of Balclutha, is one of four temporary feed co-ordinators appointed by the Ministry for Primary Industries.  Ms Cousins covers the Otago and Southland area while Tammy Johnson, who is based at DairyNZ, Lincoln, is the South Island feed co-ordinator. Two others are based in the North Island. The feed service is an initiative set up by the Feed Working Group, an MPI and industry collaboration to manage the impacts of drought and Covid-19.  However, the continuation of the service is subject to a decision by MPI early next month,  after it evaluates whether it is still needed.

 

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