First and foremost, the Southland Rural Support Trust is about rural people helping rural individuals and communities to cope during difficult times.

The Southland Rural Support Trust can help you by:

Being a contact

The Trust is directly linked into local Civil Defence and can provide you with information about what is happening, what the risks are, and assist you in getting emergency and ongoing help. A key role of the RST is to strengthen the network of rural landowners, managers, professional and other industry organisations to better support rural business, communities, and individuals during and following an adverse event.

Being a facilitator

The Trust's facilitators can assist in helping decide business options, provide mentors or colleagues from rural backgrounds to talk to, and act as facilitators for financial assistance, Work and Income support and labour assistance.

Being an ear to listen

The Trust's facilitators have rural experience. If you or someone you know is affected by an adverse event or is facing a personal challenge, the Trust can facilitate referral to professional counselling, financial advice and farm management expertise.

News & Alerts

What did the Fox Say?

Top 10 Drought Tips from Andy Fox on Hokonui Muster

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Author: LindsayWright

Additional support and options for farmers to consider as they head into winter with lower than expected feed levels following the recent dry spell, enabling them all to forward plan and be proactive about risks ahead. 

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Drought classification extends further to Southland and Otago

HON DAMIEN O’CONNOR

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Author: Terri Anderson

https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/drought-classification-extends-further-southland-and-otago

 

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Southland Drought Support Events

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Author: LindsayWright
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Next SRST Meeting

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Author: SuperUser Account

Next meeting of the Southland Rural Support Trust -

Annual General Meeting

Location:  FF Building, Invercargill

Date: Wednesday 16 May 2018

Time:

Trustees & Facilitators Only: 10am

Stakeholders: 1.00pm

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