We support rural people through tough times.
We are part of a nationwide network which helps rural people and their families during and after extreme weather or events which affect your livelihoods. This includes pastoral farming, forestry horticulture and other land based activities.
The Trust has access to networks, services, and government funding following an adverse event to help you get back on your feet. Our members are rural people who have faced the challenges that rural life brings. Free and confidential help is available through the Trust's coordinator, and contact is one-on-one at a place that suits you.
COVID 19 is affecting us all. In our rural community it is making our challenges even harder. Call us for support or advice
Up to date information on COVID 19 follow this link https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus
For information about what and who are essential services, what you need to do and how to do it, how to transport stock. Plus other FAQs follow this link: https://www.mpi.govt.nz/protection-and-response/coronavirus/latest-questions-about-covid-19-and-primary-industries/
The drought has been affecting Northland for some time and this is stressful while we wait for rain
Thinking About a Bore Contact your local council for help expediting any processes you may need to follow.
Thinking About Destocking Talk to your stock agent early if you need to destock. Bear in mind many plants are operating at a 30% reduced capacity due to COVID 19 working practices.
Thinking About Feed Order your feed now. The prices are slightly higher as imports are slow in coming in due to a lack of workforce in some dockyards. This situation is improving each week.
The prices For the Dairy, Beef and Lamb and Agricultural Services, assistance with budgets and planning are available here: http://www.rural-support.org.nz/Portals/3/feed%20planning_1.jpg Please note this service is not free.
Thinking about Animal Welfare Follow this link file:///C:/Users/64275/Documents/website/Drought%20animal%20welfare.pdf
Drought Recovery Webinar Series
Thursday, April 9, 2020
The Rural Support Trust is bringing a series of free webinars to all. Each week there will be a brief presentation from our special guests followed by the opportunity for Q&A.
This week, find out what Industry have been doing, what business and technical advice is available during the classification of a drought and what new supports are being developed and offered to our farmers.
To register for this webinar please use the following link:
Fortnighly drought news
Support available: https://www.mpi.govt.nz/dmsdocument/12312-farmer-support-toolkit-2016
Health and Wellbeing
For a chat or yarn with someone familiar with the challenges of rural life, give us a call 0800 787 254
Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.