Manawatu Rural Support Family Trust

Manawatu-Rangitikei Rural Family Support Trust

Manawatu Rangitikei Rural Family Support Trust was established to support farming families when times on the farm or within the family are tough

This can include personal mental well-being, family relationships, farming difficulties, employment relationships, animal welfare concerns, financial difficulties and adverse climatic events and biosecurity incursions.

The Trust is there to help farming families and their community to recover from these challenges and build personal resilience.

The Trust is well connected to rural networks, rural professionals, health providers, Emergency Management ( Civil Defence) and local and Central Government agencies, the Trust provides a free confidential service and works with you to achieve positive outcomes for you, your family and your farming business.

For free and confidential help, contact us today on 0800 787 3254 or complete the contact form on this page.

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Call Manawatu-Rangitikei Rural Family Support Trust now on 0800 787 254

If calling from a landline you will be automatically connected to the duty coordinator, 

if calling from a mobile please  select option 2, then option 3 for Manawatu.Rangitikei

Our People


  • Ellen Bartlett - Trust Chairperson
  • Margaret Millard - Trustee
  • Murray Holdaway - Trustee
  • Robert Ervine - Trustee
  • Bryan Rendle - Tustee
  • Jeremy Neild - Trust Administrator
Time Out Tour - Pahiatua, Manawatū

Time Out Tour - Pahiatua, Manawatū

The Rural Support Trust, in proud partnership with ANZ, Bayleys, BDO, Datamars Livestock, Fonterra, and Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), are excited to bring the Time Out Tour to Pahiatua this November!

11/15/2022 6:45 PM - 10:00 PM 0 Comments
Starting the conversation...

Starting the conversation...

To combat the silence and stigma related to mental unwellness, Taranaki born and bred artist Paul Rangiwahia created "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...
June 18, 2022 0 Comments

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Help and resources available to you...


0800 4 324 7969

Beef + Lamb NZ
0800 733 466

0508 467 869 

NZ Young Farmers
03 344 2473

Federated Farmers
0800 327 646

Dairy Womens Network
0800 396 748

0800 482 463


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

0800 376 633

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


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

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