Our People

Lyn Neeson - Co-ordinator Chair 2012Lyn Neeson

Trustee / Co-ordinator Chair 2012

Lyn and her husband Alex, farm Paparata Romney ewes and Mt Mable Angus cattle on 1300 hectares effective of steep hill country at the junction of the Ohura and Whanganui Rivers. Lyn is also a trained primary school teacher with a BA, New Zealand history.

Lyn has hands-on experience with the unique problems associated with living in an isolated location at the end of an 18km road, prone to floods and slips. As President of Ruapehu Federated Farmers for two years, with prior input as meat and fibre Chairperson, she has extensive experience in farming politics. She knows that "family farming" not only underpins New Zealand's rural history - it's also what sells our products.

Freephone: 0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP)
Phone: (07) 893 8547
Email: alyn@xtra.co.nz

Alternatively, you may complete our contact form.

Our Trustees

  • Linda Mackinder
    Rural Support Trustee / Chair
  • Harry Matthews
    Rural Support Trustee / Deputy Chair
  • Tarn Chisholm
    Rural Support Trustee / Facilitator Whanganui
  • Brian Doughty
    Rural Support Trustee - Whanganui
  • Lyn Neeson
    Rural Support Trustee / Co-ordinator - Ruapehu

News & Alerts

Weather warning - during and after snowstorms

As at 21 July 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Author: Terri Anderson

After snow and ice ‚Äč

It's all hands on deck!

  • Call your local Rural Support Trust for free confidential conversations on 0800 787 254
  • Look after yourself, your family, workers and neighbours. Ask for help and accept it when offered.
  • Ensure stock and domestic animals have water, food, shelter, and are secure.
  • Ensure that all stock injuries are promptly attended too, after human needs are met
  • Look for and report broken utility lines to appropriate authorities. Treat all lines as live.

Keeping on after a snowstorm

MPI has animal welfare recommendations here (pdf)

Beef+Lamb and Dairy NZ provide some good advice on their websites.

www.dairynz.co.nz/feed/seasonal-management/spring-management/magnesium-calcium-and-energy/

www.beeflambnz.com/Documents/Farm/Metabolic%20disease%20in%20ewes.pdf

Some handy tips from farmers who have been there, done that...

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