Your Rural Support Trust is always available in "peacetime" to help you out with chats, guidance, referrals and direction to professionals if needed.

If more than a cup of tea and a yarn is needed, we can connect with the professionals who can provide further support, including farming or business advicefinancial informationhealthmental health and counselling services.
 
Most Trusts have facilitators trained in mental wellness support and many also run workshops for Rural Professionals. Get in touch and ask about Good Yarn workshops in your area.
 
In a natural disaster, such as a storm or flood, your local Rural Support Trust is right here alongside you, working with Civil Defence, government and emergency services on behalf of our rural communities.
 
We can also walk alongside you in other challenges, such as the Mycoplasma bovis biosecurity response.or when you're feeling financial pressure.   
 
  • Weather information that may have an adverse impact can be found here.
  • Updates on biosecurity information can be found here. 

News & Alerts

Take Time to Thrive without feeling guilty

With Loshni Manikam

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater

Facilitator Loshni Manikam, who is also a farming woman and a mum of 3 sometimes-lovely children, has set-up Thriving Farming Women to help other women identify and overcome the hurdles that get in the way of them thriving.

Loshni has overcome some of the same hurdles herself and loves sharing the lessons she has learnt along the way. She is a trained coach and facilitator whose work resulted in her being awarded the title of Fonterra Dairy Women of the Year 2018.

South Island dates/venues to follow.

  • 12 October - Whangarei
  • 13 October - Te Kauwhata
  • 14 October - Kaiaua
  • 15 October - Coroglen 
  • 16 October - Reporoa 
  • 19 October - Bulls
  • 20 October - Dannevirke
  • 21 October - Hastings
  • 22 October - Tirau
  • 22 October - Urenui (evening session)

Space is limited, do not miss out on this free workshop:   https://www.trybooking.com/nz/book/search?keyword=thrive

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BOP Rural Connect - Getting through Drought & Covid-19 - Issue #12

Friday, September 11, 2020

Author: JodieCraig
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RST and Farmers' Weekly Wellbeing page

https://farmersweekly.co.nz/topic/virtual-publication/view/farmers-weekly-nz-17-08-2020

Monday, August 17, 2020

Author: Terri Anderson

Page 14 for our page, and click through to the news item for the recipe:

 

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BOP Rural Connect - Getting through Drought & Covid-19 - Issue #11

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Author: JodieCraig
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BOP Rural Connect - Getting through Drought & Covid-19 - Issue #10

Friday, July 17, 2020

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BOP Rural Connect - Getting through Drought & Covid-19 - Issue #9

Thursday, July 2, 2020

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