Top of the South Rural Support Trust

Top of the South Rural Support Trust

Top of the South Rural Support Trust

On any normal day, we know that living and working rurally can be a challenge. We, at the Top of the South Rural Support Trust, aim to give coordinated and personal support to rural people in the Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough regions.

The Top of the South Rural SupportTrust is part of a nationwide network, working with rural individuals and their families, aiming to help solve problems  relating to  adverse events, financial pressuresanimal welfare, or personal challenges including physical and mental health. The Trust covers all aspects of rural agribusiness; dry stock, dairy, cropping, horticulture, forestry, poultry,viticulture and rural contracting. We support all rural people - owners, managers, staff, and contractors.

In a natural disaster, such as a storm or flood, your local Rural Support Trust will be there alongside their rural communities, working with Civil Defence, government and emergency services. Our Trust is also well connected with other rural networks- rural professionals, health providers,  local and central Government agencies - making the Trust well placed to support rural communities.

If more than a cup of tea and a yarn is needed, we can connect with the professionals who can provide further support. We can talk over the phone or come to you for a free and confidential chat, anytime, anywhere. The Trust’s 0800 help line is overseen by experienced co-ordinators who 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 who will listen and work beside you to achieve positive outcomes for you, your property and family. 

Contact us today on 0800 787 254, or complete the contact form on this page to email us in confidence.

 

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Call Top of the South Rural Support Trust

0800 787 254  

   free and confidential

Our People

WORKING BEE-ON FARM TASMAN

Volunteer for flood affected farms, Tasman

9/19/2021 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Some farmers are still struggling with cleanup on their farms from the July flood. Are you able to volunteer some time?

Register

WORKING BEE- ON FARM MARLBOROUGH

NORTHBANK FARMERS SEPT 19TH

9/19/2021

A number of Northbank farmers were hit hard with the July storm and are still needing help to remove debris. If you are able to offer volunteer assistance please come and join in with the cleanup on Sunday, September 19th

Register

MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL FLOOD RELIEF FUND

ADDITIONAL FUND FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

13 Sep 2021

More financial relief for Marlborough Primary Industries affected by flooding.

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Covid-19 safety for Top of the South farmers and growers

Vaccine update

01 Sep 2021

Many of the farmers and growers in the Top of The South are sole traders. Contracting COVID 19 could have serious on farm implications.

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Top of the South Flooding 2021

Assistance available now

26 Jul 2021

There is a lot of cleanup work to be completed for farmers and lifestylers in the Marlborough/Tasman area after the recent flooding. This may include the removal of debris from fences, refencing, cleaning of culverts and drains and much more...

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Upcoming Local Events

Help and resources available to you...

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

'Top of the South Rural Support Trust', Westpac Bank, 03-0751-0266192-00  Ref:'Donation'

Please email us for a receipt. Thank you.

 

 


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