Snow, wind, flood, drought, earthquake? Mid Canterbury is vulnerable to these adverse events which can severely impact on farming life and viability.

When circumstances beyond your control lead to a rural crisis, be it climatic, environmental, financial or personal, the Mid Canterbury Rural Support Trust is ready to assist.

Services are free and confidential

The Mid Canterbury Rural Support Trust is part of a nationwide network of Rural Support Trusts that can assist rural individuals and communities during and after extreme weather and other adverse events. They are able to access Government funding in declared adverse events and support from many Government agencies to help rural individuals and communities get back on their feet.

The Trust members are local people with a wide range of experience and knowledge in dealing with challenging rural situations. The Trust has trained coordinators to manage responses and experienced facilitators available who travel to where they are needed. Contact is one-on-one at a location that suits you.

The Trust covers the Mid Canterbury area between the Rakaia and Rangitata rivers, from the ocean to the main divide, and the south side of the Rangitata Gorge.

News & Alerts

Help Mid Canterbury Farmers

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/manaakitanga-feed-and-seed-3

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Author: AllanBaird

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Givealittle page to help Flood Devasted Canterbury Farmers

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/manaakitanga-feed-and-seed-3

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Author: AllanBaird

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/manaakitanga-feed-and-seed-3

GiveaLittle Page to help flood-devastated Canterbury farmers and their animals Funds will go directly to providing feed and seed for pasture

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Flood Response Information

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Author: AllanBaird
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STARTING THE CONVERSATION

The Top Six Inches - breaking the mental unwellness stigma by starting a conversation

Monday, March 1, 2021

Author: Marcia

Artist Paul Rangiwahia grew up in the rural town of Hawera and is no stranger to farming stressors. His previous art is displayed outside New Plymouth's Puke Ariki Library and was his first foray into how art could support positive conversations about mental wellbeing. Paul was aware of the pressure farmers faced, not only with new legislation but also with general on-farm stress. To combat the silence and stigma related to mental unwellness he created the artwork called "The Top Six Inches" using the analogy for not only where the majority of the plant roots sit in the soil but also the top six inches of the brain where resilience is developed by farmers who take care of their wellbeing. 

 

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