Early intervention can reduce issues before they become unmanageable

If you or someone you know in the Otago rural community needs help, contact the Trust Administrator or one of our Coordinators:

0800 RURAL HELP (0800 787 254)

Andrea Ludemann

Phone: (03) 437 1544
Mobile: (027) 65 96 800
Email: andrea@banarachfarm.co.nz

Alternatively, you may complete our contact form.

Our People

Pat Macauley - Otago Rural Support TrustPat Macaulay

Coordinator

Pat was brought up on a sheep farm in the hills of West Otago. Pat's main career after leaving school was cooking for Dad and the boys, she then went to work for an advertising agency in Dunedin and moved into media planning. Marriage in the early 70's led her to the Strath Taieri on a sheep and beef property where farming in drought was a regular occurrence. Pat's background in the agriculture industry, and a National Diploma in Agribusiness Management have enabled Pat to assist and support Rural families in times of need.

T: 03 484 7006 | M: 027 201 6921 | E: pat.macaulay@outlook.com

Lindsay Purvis

Coordinator

Lindsay was brought up on a coastal North Otago farm. After completing his plumbing apprenticeship, marriage to Bev saw them complete the obligatory five years as a married couple in South Canterbury. The opportunity to purchase their own farm presented itself in 1979, which they converted to deer.  Dry land farming throughout the 80’s proved character building and the decision to sell and move on came in 1993 with the purchase of their Tourist Complex in Omarama, which they have sold after 24 years. 

Lindsay’s farming background and life skills gained by his ability to change his direction see him well-qualified to help other families make some important decisions for the way forward.
 
T: 03 438 9630 | M: 027 438 9630 | E: purvis@xtra.co.nz 

Board of Trustees

  • Mike Lord
    Chair
    Taieri
  • Tom Pinckney
    Deputy Chair
    Cromwell
  • Keith Cleave
    Trustee
    Kurow
  • Grant Bradfield
    Trustee
    Catlins
  • Marie Marshall
    Trustee
    South Otago
  • Bill Kingan
    Trustee
    North Otago
  • Richard Burdon
    Trustee
    Wanaka
  • Joanne Paterson
    Trustee
    Ranfurly
  • Maryanne Kane
    Trustee
    Gore

News & Alerts

From the front line to the back paddocks

Safety, wellness and resilience expert Lance Burdett tours rural New Zealand.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Author: Terri Anderson

It’s a long way from negotiating with hostage-takers to touring rural New Zealand, but that’s where Lance Burdett’s career path has gone so far. He’s about to embark on a tour of rural South Island thanks to a series of talks put together by New Zealand’s local Rural Support Trusts and the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Founder of Warn International, Lance has moved from working for police and training with the FBI to dedicating himself to spreading tips and techniques for people to handle difficult situations by understanding what goes on in people’s brains – starting with their own.

https://farmersweekly.co.nz/section/other-sectors/view/a-good-man-to-have-in-a-crisis

 

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Dairy NZ flood information

for Otago and Southland

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Author: Terri Anderson

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Updates on the Mycoplasma bovis eradication

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Author: Terri Anderson

For weekly updates to your email sign up to MPI's stakeholder update. It is for you, your farmers, and anyone interested in the eradication of Mycoplasma bovisSign up here and please get all your networks of farmers and rural professionals to do so too.  


 

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John Shackleton: Manage stress

A presentation in Taranaki - watch the video!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Author: Terri Anderson

https://www.facebook.com/centraltaranakisafecommunitytrust/videos/2296467993701776/

John Shackleton events in Stratford yesterday encouraged the audience to consider mindfulness (it's not scary) and breathing meditations to enable thoughts to be current and now. Our wiring needs to be changed so we stop thinking about things we have NO CONTROL over such as guilt over past events or anxiety about the future. After 21 days you will notice a big improvement in wellbeing. 

 

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