Your Rural Support Trust is always available in "peacetime" to help you out with chats, guidance, referrals and direction to professionals if needed.

If more than a cup of tea and a yarn is needed, we can connect with the professionals who can provide further support, including farming or business advicefinancial informationhealthmental health and counselling services.
 
Most Trusts have facilitators trained in mental wellness support and many also run workshops for Rural Professionals. Get in touch and ask about Good Yarn workshops in your area.
 
In a natural disaster, such as a storm or flood, your local Rural Support Trust is right here alongside you, working with Civil Defence, government and emergency services on behalf of our rural communities.
 
We can also walk alongside you in other challenges, such as the Mycoplasma bovis biosecurity response.or when you're feeling financial pressure.   
 
  • Weather information that may have an adverse impact can be found here.
  • Updates on biosecurity information can be found here. 

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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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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Bidr Charity Auction

Monday, April 12, 2021

Author: WandaLeadbeater
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Wishbone Pet Food partners with Rural Support Trust to help New Zealand farmers The family-run company is giving $5 for every bag sold of Wishbone Gold, their newest pet food specially made for work

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Author: WandaLeadbeater

Wishbone Gold is the first New Zealand-made pet food using New Zealand ingredients for the country’s working dogs. Deemed as the heart of New Zealand farms, working dogs make a huge contribution to a farmer's success. They work in all weathers, running 60 up to 100 kilometers a day, often at the speed of 20 to 30 kilometers per hour, to guard and herd sheep and cattle.  

To keep their hearts healthy, Wishbone Gold is formulated with Taurine, an amino acid that aids in heart function. Each 20 kg bag is made with 100% free-range New Zealand Beef and Lamb for strong muscles and enriched with Glucosamine for joint health. Working dogs will also benefit from the power of Wishbone Gold’s 8 superfoods: Mango, Papaya, Blueberries, Cranberries, Flaxseed, Rosemary, Basil, and Peppermint. Each superfood helps boost the immune system, maintain a healthy digestive system, and power working dogs throughout the day. 

Bateup is thankful for Wishbone Gold’s support. “Rural Support is a not-for-profit organisation so we are incredibly grateful for the support of Wishbone Gold.  It is a great partnership - just like a farmer with his dog/s. Funds raised from the sale of bags can be utilised across Rural NZ to help make a difference.”

To order your sample go to www.wishbonegold.co.nz

 

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Surfing for Farmers - Southland

Give it a go - Thursday nights on the South Coast

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Author: KatrinaThomas

The popular Surfing for Farmers programme has started in Southland and will be held at either Colac Bay, Riverton Rocks or Monkey Island at 6pm on Thursday nights.

It’s all about getting off farm and learning something new while having some fun! Grab a car load and come down.
🌊 Surfing For Farmers (S4F) is free!
🌊 Lessons, boards, wet suits and H&S provided by local surf school
🌊 Location depends on the where the waves are (Colac Bay, Riverton Rocks or Monkey Island)
🌊 If there’s no waves we will still be at the beach with snorkels and paddle boards

Go to our Facebook Page for more details and the destination on the day - https://www.facebook.com/SouthlandRST

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