Rural Support Trusts (RSTs) are here for rural people and farming families across New Zealand.

On any normal day, we know that living and working rurally can be a challenge. Sometimes things can get a bit too much. If this might be you right now, or you are concerned for a family member or friend, call (0800 787254) for a free, confidential chat.

RSTs cover all aspects of rural agribusiness; dry stock, dairy, cropping, horticulture, forestry, poultry, and rural contracting. We support all rural people - owners, managers, staff, and contractors.

Our services are free and confidential.

Who are we?

Many of the trusts were originally formed to support the farming, cropping and horticulture communities during the financial pinch of the 1980s, or after a severe weather event. We have seen it all and have a long history of harnessing our networks to support our rural individuals and communities.

Call us on 0800 787 254 or have a look at your regional page or what we do.

News & Alerts

Take Time to Thrive without feeling guilty

With Loshni Manikam

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater

Facilitator Loshni Manikam, who is also a farming woman and a mum of 3 sometimes-lovely children, has set-up Thriving Farming Women to help other women identify and overcome the hurdles that get in the way of them thriving.

Loshni has overcome some of the same hurdles herself and loves sharing the lessons she has learnt along the way. She is a trained coach and facilitator whose work resulted in her being awarded the title of Fonterra Dairy Women of the Year 2018.

South Island dates/venues to follow.

  • 12 October - Whangarei
  • 13 October - Te Kauwhata
  • 14 October - Kaiaua
  • 15 October - Coroglen 
  • 16 October - Reporoa 
  • 19 October - Bulls
  • 20 October - Dannevirke
  • 21 October - Hastings
  • 22 October - Tirau
  • 22 October - Urenui (evening session)

Space is limited, do not miss out on this free workshop:   https://www.trybooking.com/nz/book/search?keyword=thrive

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BOP Rural Connect - Getting through Drought & Covid-19 - Issue #12

Friday, September 11, 2020

Author: JodieCraig
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RST and Farmers' Weekly Wellbeing page

https://farmersweekly.co.nz/topic/virtual-publication/view/farmers-weekly-nz-17-08-2020

Monday, August 17, 2020

Author: Terri Anderson

Page 14 for our page, and click through to the news item for the recipe:

 

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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

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

Thursday, July 2, 2020

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