Our vision: Supporting connected, empowered and resilient rural communities in Te Tai Tokerau Northland
The Northland Rural Support Trust is a charitable organisation set up to work with rural communities when times get tough - ranging from biosecurity and employment issues to financial, animal welfare, and health and wellbeing challenges.
We're also part of a nationwide network which helps rural people and their families during and after extreme weather or events which affect your livelihoods. This includes pastoral farming, forestry, horticulture and other land-based activities.
The Trust has access to rural networks and professionals, health services and providers, local and central government agencies, and Civil Defence, allowing us to be well placed to assist in times of need.
Free and confidential help is available through the Trust's coordinator, and contact is one-on-one at a place that suits you. Our experienced team of facilitators are rural people with local knowledge who have faced the challenges that rural life brings.
We're also working alongside other agencies and rural service providers to support and provide guidance to our farmers around the unfolding Covid-19 situation. Scroll to the help and resources section below to access useful links that can help set you up to be prepared if you or a worker tested positive for the virus.