When there is a crisis, be it financial, climatic, or personal, contact the Southland Rural Support Trust to help you through the tough times.

Services are free and confidential.

Southland Rural Support TrustThe Southland Rural Support Trust assists rural individuals and their families to get back on their feet following challenging circumstances such as financial, personal or climatic adverse events. The Trust is part of a nation-wide network which is linked into local rural networks, as well as Civil Defence, Work and Income, and rural professionals.

The Trust members are local people who have themselves faced the challenges rural life brings. Free and confidential help is available through the Trust's coordinator. Contact is one-on-one at a place that suits you.

News & Alerts

River Levels & Rainfall

Environment Southland Data

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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FarmStrong - Live Well, Farm Well

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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Want to work on an earthquake affected farm?

The skilled worker and volunteer programme

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Author: Terri Anderson

Do you have on-farm experience, especially fencing, and want to work or volunteer on an earthquake-affected farm in Marlborough, Kaikoura or the Hurunui? 

Call now on 0800 327 646 (0800 FARMING) to lodge requests for help on the farm, or to offer your help as a volunteer or worker.

What is the skilled worker programme?

Government has provided $600k for the next four months to fund skilled on-farm workers and volunteers to assist with recovery from the Earthquake.


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Next SRST Meeting

Monday, October 31, 2016

Author: SuperUser Account

Next meeting of the Southland Rural Support Trust -

Annual General Meeting

Location:  FF Building, Invercargill

Date: Wednesday 17 May 2017


Trustees & Facilitators Only: 11am

Public & Stakeholders: 1.00pm

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The Southland Rural Support Trust is a registered charitable trust manned by volunteers.

If you would like to support the work of the Trust, donations can be made to the Trust bank account:


Please include your name and the word “Donation” in the reference field. If you require a receipt, please also notify the Coordinator (lindsaywright110@icloud.com) of your donation by email.