Our Trust is about rural people helping rural people during difficult times - no matter what or when.

Our facilitators are skilled in assisting rural people through adverse events such as flooding, drought, snowstorms; as well as financial, animal welfare, and personal crises. Our Trust is well-connected to rural networks, rural professionals, Civil Defence, and local and central government agencies, so we are well-placed to get things done that might be difficult for individuals.

Support during personal, environmental, and/or financial difficulties

Our facilitators are trained to help find options to manage these types of rural challenges. Sometimes all that's needed is someone to listen. Or, we may facilitate a referral to the right professional help: financial and farm management, mentoring or counselling.

Help during and following an adverse weather event

We are directly linked into local Civil Defence, can provide you with information, and can assist you in getting emergency or on-going help. This may include movement of stock, financial and/or family support, labour or other needs during or following an adverse event.

Facilitate

Our coordinators can help facilitate your conversations with financial organisations, government agencies, and farm management consultancies.

News & Alerts

Drought Recovery Matters - Tuesday 28 April 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater

This week's update with latest news and events across industry. 

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Getting Through Waikato Hauraki Coromandel's Drought - Tuesday 21 April 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater

This week's update with latest news and events across industry. 

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Number of views (360)

Drought Recovery & Farming Focus Webinars

Together with our special guests we wish to invite you to join our upcoming webinar series.    During each session our guests will share their knowledge and views with you as well as answer any questions you may have. 

Friday, April 17, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater

A series of short webinars to share, upskill and connect. 

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Getting through Waikato Hauraki Coromandel's Drought - Tuesday 14 April 2020

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater

This week's update from industry with tips to help you manage the drought.

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Drought Recovery Matters - Wednesday 15 April 2020

Drought Recovery Webinar Series

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater

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:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2424015626502077707

 

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Getting through Waikato Hauraki Coromandel's Drought

Tuesday 7 April 2020

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater
This weeks update on what is happening in our rural sector
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Rural Assistance Payments

Friday, April 3, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater
Under the 2020 classification of drought across our regions Rural Assistance Payments (RAPs) have now been made available to help farmers owners, share/contract milkers and growers. RAPs payments are to families affected by drought when their farm or orchard business cannot meet essential living costs.
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Feed planning service

NZ-wide: for drought-affected farmers, and those affected by floods eariier.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Author: Terri Anderson

Feed planning service flyer

MPI and partner agencies DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb NZ, AgFirst and Federated Farmers are providing remote feed planning support to farmers.

How it works

This service is based on level of need and operates on three levels:

1. In the first instance, we’ll work out how much feed you need. A call to an industry or levy body will get you a free stock take assessment of your feed planning needs.

2. In the second instance, where it’s required, we can offer more advice and practical support. An advisor will help you understand what needs to be done and how you can go about it.

3. Finally, we can also refer you to someone who can offer more in-depth support. We can refer you to a farm systems consultant, who can provide help over the phone or visit if it is a serious animal welfare issue. Please note this level 3 support is not free.

Please call one of these toll-free numbers:

Dry stock sector – Beef + Lamb 0800 BEEFLAMB (0800 233 352)
Dairy sector – DairyNZ 0800 4 DAIRYNZ (0800 4 324 7969)
AgFirst 0508 AGFIRST (0508 243 477)

 

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Getting through Waikato Hauraki Coromandel's Drought

1 April 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater
News and updates from Industry to help manage the dry weather
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Getting through the Waikato Hauraki Coromandel Drought

24 March 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater
This week's update in relation to support for the Waikato Hauraki Coromandel Drought.

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Donations

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

You can make a donation to Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel Rural Support Trust in the following way:

Bank Transfer:
ANZ Bank 06-0317-0805560-01, ref: Donation

Please email us for a receipt.