East Coast News & Events

Posted: Jan 29, 2023

Have you been to Surfing For Farmers?

Now, grab the merch online!

This is Surfing For Farmers biggest fund raiser for the charity. By purchasing some merchandise, you are helping to ensure that this initiative continues to provide the break our farmers and...
Posted: Jan 18, 2023

Government support for flood-affected Gisborne Tairāwhiti farmers and growers

$100,000 made available to help coordinate efforts as farmers and growers recover from the heavy rain and subsequent flood damage across the Tairāwhiti region

Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor has classified this week’s Cyclone Hale that caused significant flood damage across the Tairāwhiti/Gisborne District as a medium-scale...
Posted: Jan 18, 2023

Government funding relief for flood-affected Wairarapa farmers and growers

$80,000 made available to the East Coast Rural Support Trust to help farmers and growers recover from significant damage in the region

The Government has extended its medium-scale classification of Cyclone Hale to the Wairarapa after assessing storm damage to the eastern coastline of the region.

Posted: Oct 20, 2022

Time Out Tour - Resource Booklet

This specially produced 17 page booklet provides a summary of the Time Out Tour event along with all the links and resources referred too.

The Rural Support Trust is thrilled to be working alongside our Time Out Tour partners to deliver these events over the next three years.  With the generous support of our partners, we can...
Posted: Aug 11, 2022

Time Out Tour - Gisbourne

Thanks for coming out!

Thank you to everyone who attended Matt Chisholm’s Time Out Tour event in collaboration with Hear 4 U and the Rural Support Trust Tairawhiti Wairoa in Gisborne on Friday 29th July 2022!
Posted: Jul 21, 2022

Surfing for Farmers

Surfing for Farmers  Goldpine visited Midway Beach in Gisborne for a chance to check out the well-being initiative, Surfing for Farmers. Founded by Gisborne-local Stephen Thomson in 2018,...
Posted: Nov 23, 2022

Nadia Lim and Royalburn Station launch cheeky room fragrance to help fundraise for the Rural Support Trust

Introducing ‘Eau de Dagg’ - the new room fragrance from Nadia Lim and Royalburn Station!

Nadia Lim of Royalburn Station has today launched a cheeky new room fragrance to fundraise for the Rural Support Trust and help raise awareness of the issues facing rural New Zealand. And...
3/12/2023

Open Farms - New Zealand’s national open farm day is set for Sunday 12 March 2023!

Let's tell our story and help urban Kiwis reconnect with our land, food & farmers.

Get out your gumboots - New Zealand’s national open farm day is set for Sunday 12 March 2023! We're kicking off with a call for farmer hosts. You bring your passion and pride for...

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