East Coast Rural Support Trust

East Coast Rural Support Trust

East Coast Rural Support Trust helps locals in tough times

The East Coast Rural Support Trust is a charitable trust operating in the East Coast Region. The trust is part of a nation wide network of Rural Support Trusts. 

We are set up to work with the rural community when times are tough on the farm or for your family.  We also assist during and after adverse events.  

The East Coast Trust operates in 4 geographical areas accross the region with a team in each area. The areas are Gisborne , Hawkes Bay, Tararua, and Wairarapa.

In each region we have an area coordinator and in turn they have access to additionl facilitators with a range of skills and backgrounds who we can call upon to assist if required. We are all rural people with local knowledge and experience.

Our service is free and confidential.

Email Us

Call East Coast Rural Support Trust now on 0800 787 254

If calling by mobile please  select 2, then select 4 

then select 1 for Gisborne Wairoa

select 2 for Hawkes Bay

select 3 for Tararua

select 4 for Wairarapa, Hutt Valley

Our People

Regional Coordinators (please double click on each photo for more details)


Our Trustees

  • Tony Rhodes- Chair & Trustee (Tararua) Email:   tonyrhodes@gmail.com
  • Patrick Willock - Trustee (Gisborne) Email:   pwillock@xtra.co.nz
  • Mike Barham - Trustee (Hawkes Bay) Email:  md.ee.barham@xtra.co.nz
  • Kevin Mitchell - Trustee (Hawkes Bay) Email:  kevrae@xtra.co.nz
  • Neil McLaren - Trustee (Wairarapa) Email:  mclarenneil.co.nz

 

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Upcoming Local Events

Help and resources available to you...

Regional

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Other useful resources

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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 via bank transfer to this account: 06 0613 0045236-00

NB: Please specify which if you wish for a particular region to receive your donation or leave blank

reference: Surname                 Particulars:  GIS, HB, TARA or WAI                  Code: Contact number

Thankyou for your kind donation.


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