Our vision: Supporting connected, empowered and resilient rural communities
The Northland Rural Support Trust is a charitable organisation set up to work with rural communities when times get tough - ranging from biosecurity and employment issues to financial, animal welfare, and health and wellbeing challenges.
We're also part of a nationwide network which helps rural people and their families during and after extreme weather or events which affect livelihoods. This includes pastoral farming, forestry, horticulture and other land-based activities.
The Trust has access to rural networks and professionals, health services and providers, local and central government agencies, and Civil Defence, allowing us to be well placed to assist in times of need.
Free and confidential help is available through the Trust's coordinator, and contact is one-on-one at a place that suits you. Our experienced team of facilitators are rural people with local knowledge who have faced the challenges that rural life brings.
We're also working alongside other agencies and rural service providers to support and provide guidance to our farmers and growers around the unfolding situation. Here are some useful links that can help set you up to be prepared if you or a worker tested positive for the virus.
Preparing for Covid-19 on farm: Checklist for Farmers
Preparing for Covid-19: Checklist for Growers (scroll down)
Preparing for Covid-19: Checklist for Lifestyle Block Owners
Farm Business Continuity Plan