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Read all the latest news here from our National Office, our regional Rural Support Trusts along with what is happening in the NZ food & fibre sectors.


Time Out Tour - Helensville, Northland

Time Out Tour - Helensville, Northland

The Rural Support Trust, in proud partnership with ANZ, Bayleys, BDO, Datamars Livestock, Fonterra, and Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), are excited to bring the Time Out Tour  to Helensville, Northland this March!
3/15/2024 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM 0 Comments
New events announced for "Checking-in" rural recovery project in the North Island

New events announced for "Checking-in" rural recovery project in the North Island

Several new ‘Checking-in’ events to support North Island rural communities impacted by last year’s adverse weather events have been announced for 2024.

February 12, 2024 0 Comments
9 things I wish everyone knew about grief…by Dr Lucy Hone

9 things I wish everyone knew about grief…by Dr Lucy Hone

Dr Lucy Hone is a Top 20 TED Talk of 2020; Global authority on resilience. Keynote Speaker, Best-selling Author, Award-winning 'pracademic', Media Commentator. Key topics include Coping with Loss; Resilient Grieving; Resilience.
January 23, 2024 0 Comments
Rural mental health cases spike in Southland - Story by Federated Farmers in the Farmers Weekly

Rural mental health cases spike in Southland - Story by Federated Farmers in the Farmers Weekly

A combination of financial pressures, flooding, employment issues and isolation took a toll on Southland farmers’ mental health at the end 2023.  

Southland Rural Support Trust wellness coordinator Rachael Nicholson says the organisation received 31 new cases between August and November, twice as many as in the same quarter a year before.  

January 12, 2024 0 Comments
Time Out Tour - Banks Peninsula, Canterbury

Time Out Tour - Banks Peninsula, Canterbury

The Rural Support Trust, in proud partnership with ANZ, Bayleys, BDO, Datatamars Livestock, Fonterra, and Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), are excited to bring the Time Out Tour to Banks Peninsula, March 13, 2024!
3/13/2024 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM 0 Comments
Commence the Re-Fence Campaign - Gift a Tractor!

Commence the Re-Fence Campaign - Gift a Tractor!

Federated Farmers are proud to be supporting an inspiring initiative called "Commence the Re-Fence" in the aftermath of Cyclone Gabriele, which has been launched to provide support to the most affected farmers in rebuilding their fencing.
December 11, 2023 0 Comments
New rural clinical telehealth service set to support rural communities across Aotearoa

New rural clinical telehealth service set to support rural communities across Aotearoa

Following a contestable process (RFP) which received strong interest from the health sector, Ka Ora Telecare Limited (known as ‘Ka Ora’) has been awarded the contract to deliver the rural clinical...
FMG Spot Check Roadie with Melanoma New Zealand

FMG Spot Check Roadie with Melanoma New Zealand

The FMG Spot Check Roadie kicked off last year and visited four locations around the country, for the full results.  And this year they're heading out again with their partners Melanoma New Zealand....
Losing a loved one to suicide

Losing a loved one to suicide

Losing someone to suicide may leave you with lots of questions that are difficult or even impossible to answer.

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