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Our People

Miles Mander

Chairperson

Miles holds a BAgCom from Lincoln and Dip Banking from Massey. Recently retired after 40 years working in Rural Banking and  Finance. A Rural Support Trust trustee since 2004 lives on a rural block near Edgecumbe.

Patrick Andrew

Patrick Andrew

Regional/Team Leader

Patrick has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science Degree and previously worked for 30 years in rural banking and finance, including private consultancy and valuation.  He is skilled in planning, negotiation and strategy.

Jodie Craig

Co-ordinator

Jodie has a National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing and has previously worked for 15 years in the legal sector. She has studied as a Life Coach and grew up in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Malcolm Fluker

Malcolm Fluker

Facilitator

Malcolm has a diploma in Valuation and Farm Management and previously worked for 38 years in rural banking.  He has a wide knowledge of sheep, beef and dairy farming and strong relationship skills.  He has helped many farmers through tough times.

Fraser McLean

Facilitator

Fraser has qualifications in agricultural commerce and dispute resolution. Fraser ran a dairy farm for over 25 years, and now enjoys tutoring industry trainees and running dairy grazers.

Gillian Searle

Facilitator

Gillian has qualifications in Horticultural Science and Psychology. She has been a dairy farmer for over 25 years and has also worked for a range of dairy industry support organisations. 

Pat Kilgraff - FacilitatorPat Kilgarriff

Facilitator

The Trust's Facilitator Pat Kilgarriff has a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Science and worked for MAF as a farm consultant for nearly 30 years. He has since worked in private consultancy. Pat has proven skills in farm management and communications.

Kim Cawte - Secretary/TreasurerKim Cawte

Secretary/Treasurer

Kim Cawte is a farmer's daughter, has been Secretary/Treasurer for the Te Puke A&P Show for 17 years, Te Puke Vet Service for 14 years and Office Manager for Bay of Plenty Federated Farmers for 12 years, so has a wide network within the farming industry.

News & Alerts

News & Alerts

Updates on the Mycoplasma bovis eradication

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Author: Terri Anderson

For weekly updates to your email sign up to MPI's stakeholder update. It is for you, your farmers, and anyone interested in the eradication of Mycoplasma bovisSign up here and please get all your networks of farmers and rural professionals to do so too.  


 

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John Shackleton: Manage stress

A presentation in Taranaki - watch the video!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Author: Terri Anderson

https://www.facebook.com/centraltaranakisafecommunitytrust/videos/2296467993701776/

Rural Support Taranaki shares:

John Shackleton events in Stratford yesterday encouraged the audience to consider mindfulness (it's not scary) and breathing meditations to enable thoughts to be current and now. Our wiring needs to be changed so we stop thinking about things we have NO CONTROL over such as guilt over past events or anxiety about the future. After 21 days you will notice a big improvement in wellbeing. 

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Lock it in with Sam

Sam Whitelock promotes the 5 Ways to Wellbeing... Southland Rural Support Trust agrees

Friday, June 29, 2018

Author: LindsayWright

Southland Rural Support Trust backs Sam Whitelock with all 5 Ways to Wellbeing

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Gisborne flooding a medium scale event

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Author: Terri Anderson

Flooding damage around the Tolaga Bay area of Gisborne meets the criteria for a medium scale event, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor and Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri announced today.

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