Southland Rural Support Trust

Southland Rural Support Trust

Southland Rural Support Trust helps locals in tough times

The 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 us any time for a confidential chat about you, your business, the weather, your finances, or a neighbour, partner, friend, family/whānau member , or worker.

Contact is one-on-one at a place that suits you.

 

Email Us

Call the Southland Rural Support Trust now

on 0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP)

Email: southland.rst@gmail.com

Our People

Trustees

  • Cathie Cotter - Invercargill
  • Lindsay Wright - Wendonside
  • Russell Falconer - Greenvale
  • Ann Irving - Invercargill
  • John Kennedy - Oreti
  • Julie Clarke - Wyndham
  • Simon Hopcroft - Invercargill & Riverton
  • Rachael Nicholson - Riversdale
  • Diane Smith - Wendonside

Searching for Surplus Feed

If you feel you have more than enough feed on hand to manage your own feed needs through till spring, it would be great if you would consider making it available for sale to farmers in areas that are experiencing drought conditions

18 May 2022
Searching for Surplus Feed  If you feel you have more than enough feed on hand to manage your own feed needs through till spring, it would be great if you would consider making it...
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Hokonui Ute Muster - Gore

Grab your mates, your Ute and dog and join the second Hokonui Ute Muster - Sunday 5th June, Gore (Queen's Birthday Weekend)

6/5/2022 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Hokonui Ute Muster - Sunday 5th June 2022 in Gore

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Farmstrong Event - Comedy Night Show - Lumsden

Dinner & Show - Friday 10 June 2022 at the Lumsden Hall - starting at 6.00pm

6/10/2022 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

A Farmstrong Event - Comedy Night Show - Lumsden

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National Feed Coordination Service

Do you need help sourcing supplementary feed or grazing to help you get through the coming months?

08 Apr 2022

Feed Coordiantion Service - April 2022

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No rain, but a perfect Storm

Southland farmers are reeling from the combined impacts of COVID-19 and a long dry period

26 Mar 2022

Southland farmers are reeling from the combined impacts of COVID-19 and a long dry period

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Upcoming Local Events

Help and resources available to you...

National

DairyNZ
0800 4 324 7969
www.dairynz.co.nz

Beef + Lamb NZ
0800 733 466
www.beeflambnz.com

HORTNZ
0508 467 869
www.hortnz.co.nz 

NZ Young Farmers
03 344 2473
www.youngfarmers.co.nz

Federated Farmers
0800 327 646
www.fedfarm.org.nz

Dairy Womens Network
0800 396 748
www.dwn.co.nz

Ospri/Nait
0800 482 463
www.ospri.co.nz

 

Lifeline
0800 543 354 or 09 522 2999 or Free text 4357 (HELP)

Youthline
0800 376 633

Samaritans
0800 726 666

Alcohol Drug Helpline
0800 787 797

Gambling Helpline
0800 654 655

Rural Women New Zealand
0800 256 467

Rural Employee Scheme
0800 694 121

Rural Support Trust NZ

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 at southland.rst@gmail.com of your donation.


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