Rural Support Trust: Support during adverse events

Adverse Events

Rural Support Trusts are available to help and support during and following an adverse event

The regional Trusts are directly linked into local Civil Defence and can provide you with information and assist you in getting emergency or on-going help. This may include movement of stock, financial and /or family support or other needs during or following an adverse event.

Trust personnel work with other agencies to gather information from farmers and rural communities so the most appropriate resonse can be taken by the agencies involved led by Civil Defence. 

After an event the RST provide needs-based support to help your family, farm and community recover. 


Check out some useful articles about adverse events:

Pie Day Friday. Waiau. North Canterbury

11/5/2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Pie Day Friday. Hawarden- North Canterbury

10/22/2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Do you need feed? Do you have feed to sell or donate?

28 Sep 2021

Are you needing supplementart feed or grazing to get you through? Have you got an excess of feed to sell or donate?

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Are You Prepared for the Unexpected?

Do you have a farm business continuity plan?

03 Aug 2021
Ensure your business is prepared for the unexpected. Download our Farm Business Continuity Plan for FREE! Our thanks to Civil Defence Emergency Management Southland for developing this...
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Flood recovery fact sheet

18 Jul 2021
This fact sheet will help you prioritise tasks during the immediate aftermath of a flood. It also provides guidance around what needs to be done in the weeks and months following, particularly if...
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