The Bay of Plenty Rural Support Trust is well connected within rural networks across farming, horticulture, and forestry, as well as local government agencies.
We are well-placed to get things done that could be difficult for you alone. We can:
Help during an adverse weather event
We are directly linked to local civil defence and can provide you with information and assist you in getting emergency and on-going help, whether its movement of stock, financial support, labour or other needs.
Our coordinator can help you negotiate your options for managing finances, debt and creditors. We can also facilitate assistance from Work and Income and farm management consultancy.
Support during personal difficulties
Rural life can be challenging and stressful. Stress can be caused by many factors that can build up; from relationships to the weather. Sometimes all that is needed is someone neutral to listen. Our coordinators are experienced in helping people find options to manage rural challenges and can refer you to a professional for services like counselling, financial and farm management, or alternatively provide a mentor with a rural background in your specific sector with whom to talk.