The Northland Rural Support Trust can help you during and following an adverse event by:

Being a facilitator

Following an adverse event, we can assist you as you decide business options; provide mentors or colleagues from rural backgrounds to talk to; and act as facilitators for financial assistance, Work and Income support and labour assistance.

Being a contact

We are directly linked into local Civil Defence and can provide you with information about what's happening, what the risks are, and getting emergency help. A key role of the Trust is to strengthen the network of rural landowners, managers, professional and other industry organisations.

Being a listening ear

The Trust members have rural experience and can help you get back on your feet. If you or someone you know is affected by an adverse event or is facing a personal challenge, we can facilitate referral to professional counselling, financial advice and farm management expertise.

News & Alerts

Information and help for farmers and growers affected by ex-Cyclone storms and flooding

As at 2pm, Monday 24 April

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Author: Terri Anderson

Outreach visits to farms and orchards started Monday 17th April and will continue through this week. Contact your local Rural Support Trust on 0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP) with information on the impacts on your farm, or requests for personal help.

  • Call Federated Farmers' helpline on 0800 327 646 option 3 for feed offers or requests, or option 4 for other on-farm help, including stock movements, generators etc.
  • Kiwifruit growers contact NZKGI on 0800 232 505
  • Other growers can contact HortNZ on 0508 467 869
  • Dairy farmers can contact DairyNZ on 0800 4 324 7969
  • Fonterra suppliers call 0800 656 568
  • Open Country suppliers call 021 860 515

If you’re worried about lost pets due to storms and flooding in the Whakatane region contact the Whakatane Emergency Operations Centre on 0800 306 0500

Boil water notices have been lifted.

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Rural Support Trust - Northland AGM

9.30am, 10th May 2017

Monday, April 03, 2017

Author: Julie Jonker
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Feed Register

Feed Register as at March 1st 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Author: Julie Jonker

Note: Listing on this register is in no way an endorsement of value or quality. Talk to your Advisor about cost-effectiveness of various supplement options, and work on adding $/ bale for transport. Talk to Transport operators before purchase.

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Northland Regional Council 2017 Drought page

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Author: Julie Jonker
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We are a voluntary Charitable Trust and would welcome your donation to help us continue supporting our Rural Families.

You can make a donation in the following ways:

Bank Transfer:
BNZ Whangarei, 02-0492-0084131-00, ref: Donation

For a receipt: P O Box 77, Whangarei 0140