Our People

Early intervention can reduce issues before they become unmanageable. If you or someone you know in the rural community need help contact the Southland Rural Support Trust freephone 0800 787 254. You will be asked to select your region to be put through to the Southland Trust.

Alternatively, you may complete our contact form or email southland.rst@gmail.com.

 

Cathie Cotter - Chairperson

Cathie has many years' farming experience, from growing up on, managing, sharemilking and owning a dairy farm, to store lambs and winter grazing. Her family now owns and operates a rock quarry. A registered nurse, Cathie brings rich life experiences to the Trust.

 

Lindsay Wright - Coordinator

With 24 years as a fourth generation farmer from Wendonside, Lindsay has personally experienced and beaten the "down side" of stress and knows the difference the support of others can make when times are tough.  Email: lindsaywright110@icloud.com

Photo credit NZ Herald

 

Board of Trustees & Facilitors

  • Cathie Cotter
    Chair
    Dacre
  • Russell Falconer
    Trustee
    Greenvale
  • Ann Irving
    Trustee
    Invercargill
  • John Kennedy
    Trustee
    Oreti
  • Diane Smith
    Trustee
    Wendonside
  • Lindsay Wright
    Trustee/Coordinator
    Wendonside
  • Julie Clarke
    Trustee
    Wyndham
  • Lyndon Prebble
    Trustee
    Dipton
  • Simon Hopcroft
    Trustee
    Invercargill/Riverton
  • Rachael Nicholson
    Trustee
    Riversdale
  • Anita de Wolde
    Facilitator
    Bayswater
  • Grant Heatherington
    Facilitator
    Winton
  • Katrina Thomas
    Facilitator (Social Media/Comms)
    Wreys Bush
  • Andrew Welsh
    Facilitator
    Invercargill
  • Alison Moore
    Facilitator
    Gore

News & Alerts

Donations

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:

03-0915-0414113-000

Please include your name and the word “Flood or Donation” in the reference field. If you require a receipt,
please also notify the Coordinator at southland.rst@gmail.com of your donation.