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

Tony Christiansen in Southland

Tony Christiansen is a world-leading motivational and inspirational speaker. He is humourous, bold and straight talking. as he brings you a story you will never forget. Wednesday 4 November - Gore, Thursday 5 November in Winton

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Author: KatrinaThomas

The South Island’s Rural Support Trusts have joined forces to bring world-leading speaker Tony Christiansen to our rural communities.

Tony Christiansen is a world-leading motivational and inspirational speaker. He is humourous, bold and straight talking. as he brings you a story you will never forget.

Tony has no legs, a result of an horrific train accident when he was just nine years old yet has a remarkable life. He shares his life story and the secrets to his incredible success. He encourages his audience to set their own challenges, rather than accept the limitations imposed by their own attitudes and other people's perception.

Tony has spoken to people from all walks of life, across many countries and cultures. His story is unforgettable and inspiring.

Rural Support Trusts are sharing the costs of Tony’s tour so his presentations are FREE OF CHARGE to attendees.

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Step up For Farming

Search Step up For Farming on Facebook or email events@ruralsupport.org.nz for updates

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Author: WandaLeadbeater

Connect, be active, try something new, take notice and give are all great ways to support your wellbeing.   Step Up for Farming is about getting out and about and taking steps towards your wellbeing. 

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Bay of Plenty Rural Connect Issue #13

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Author: JodieCraig
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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.

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  • 12 October - Whangarei
  • 13 October - Te Kauwhata
  • 14 October - Kaiaua 
  • 16 October - Reporoa 
  • 19 October - Bulls
  • 20 October - Dannevirke
  • 21 October - Hastings
  • 22 October - Tirau
  • 22 October - Urenui (evening session)
  • 2 November - Moutere
  • 3 November - Reefton
  • 4 November - Culverden
  • 5 November - Ashburton
  • 6 November - Timaru
  • 9 November - Mosgiel
  • 10 November - Cromwell 
  • 11 November - Clinton
  • 12 November - Lumsden 
  • 13 November - Heriot 

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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