Ruapehu-Whanganui Rural Support Trust

Ruapehu-Whanganui Rural Support Trust

Ruapehu-Whanganui Rural Support Trust helps locals in tough times

Rural Support Trusts help rural people overcome challenges which at times may seem overwhelming. Our facilitators are people from your community. We have facilitators based in and around Taumarunui, Ohakune and Whanganui. The help you recieve is independent, confidential, free and is a one on one service.

The Ruapehu/Whanganui Rural Support Trust  is a charitable organisation set up to work with the rural community when times are tough on the farm or in the family. They are also part of a nationwide network of rural support trusts that assist rural individuals and communities during and after extreme weather and other adverse events. The Trust is there to help rural individuals and communities get back on their feet whether it’s from adverse event, biosecurity, or financial, health and wellbeing or animal welfare issues. The Trust is well connected with rural networks, rural professionals, health providers, Civil Defence, local and central Government agencies - making the Trust well placed to help. 

The Trust’s 0800 help line which is overseen by experienced Facilitators will help choose the right person to assist in resolving the challenge at hand. The Trust Facilitators are located throughout the region- they are rural people with local knowledge and experience. The Facilitator will travel to where they are needed, contact is one on one at a place that suits the individual.

Our services are free and confidential.

Email Us

Call Ruapehu-Whanganui Rural Support Trust now on 0800 787 254

then select option 2, then option 2 again

Our People

Co-ordinator: Lyndel Stone

Trustees

  • Lyn Neeson, Rural Support Trustee / Chair
  • Tracey Wilson, Rural Support Trustee / Deputy Chair
  • Linda MacKinder, Rural Support Trustee / Facilitator 
  • Brian Doughty, Rural Support Trustee /Facilitator
  • Richard Steele, Rural Support Trustee /Facilitator

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Upcoming Local Events

Help and resources available to you...

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National

DairyNZ
0800 4 324 7969
www.dairynz.co.nz

Beef + Lamb NZ
0800 733 466
www.beeflambnz.com

HORTNZ
0508 467 869
www.hortnz.co.nz 

NZ Young Farmers
03 344 2473
www.youngfarmers.co.nz

Federated Farmers
0800 327 646
www.fedfarm.org.nz

Dairy Womens Network
0800 396 748
www.dwn.co.nz

Ospri/Nait
0800 482 463
www.ospri.co.nz

 

Lifeline
0800 543 354 or 09 522 2999 or Free text 4357 (HELP)

Youthline
0800 376 633

Samaritans
0800 726 666

Alcohol Drug Helpline
0800 787 797

Gambling Helpline
0800 654 655

Rural Women New Zealand
0800 256 467

Rural Employee Scheme
0800 694 121

Rural Support Trust NZ

Donations

We are a voluntary Charitable Trust and would welcome your donation to help us continue
supporting our Rural Families.

You can make a donation as follows:

38-9010-0086515-00


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