Snow, wind, flood, drought, earthquake? Mid Canterbury is vulnerable to these adverse events which can severely impact on farming life and viability.
When circumstances beyond your control lead to a rural crisis, be it climatic, environmental, financial or personal, the Mid Canterbury Rural Support Trust is ready to assist.
Services are free and confidential
The Mid Canterbury Rural Support Trust is part of a nationwide network of Rural Support Trusts that can assist rural individuals and communities during and after extreme weather and other adverse events. They are able to access Government funding in declared adverse events and support from many Government agencies to help rural individuals and communities get back on their feet.
The Trust members are local people with a wide range of experience and knowledge in dealing with challenging rural situations. The Trust has trained coordinators to manage responses and experienced facilitators available who travel to where they are needed. Contact is one-on-one at a location that suits you.
The Trust covers the Mid Canterbury area between the Rakaia and Rangitata rivers, from the ocean to the main divide, and the south side of the Rangitata Gorge.