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.



View our useful resources through flooding and drought.

Flooding: Manawatu, Whanganui and Taranaki.

Drought: Marlborough, Otago, North Canterbury, Mid Canterbury and South Canterbury.

Useful Resources through flooding and drought

Adverse events, such as floods, disrupt the normal flow of life. It’s completely normal to feel emotionally down and physically unwell.

MPI: Coping with stress on the farm


Medium Scale Adverse Event Declared


On 23 June 2015 the Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, classified the flooding affecting the lower North Island as a medium-scale adverse event for the primary sector. The areas affected cover the Horizons (Manawatu-Whanganui) Region and the Taranaki Region.

Media release: Primary Industries Minister, 23 June 2015 Media release: Civil Defence Minister, 22 June 2015 MPI: Dealing with floods MPI: Dealing with drought Federated Farmers Work and Income: Flood Factsheet
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