Rural Support Trust: Support during adverse events

Adverse Events

Rural Support Trusts are available to help and support during and following an adverse event

The regional Trusts are directly linked into local Civil Defence and can provide you with information and assist you in getting emergency or on-going help. This may include movement of stock, financial and /or family support or other needs during or following an adverse event.

Trust personnel work with other agencies to gather information from farmers and rural communities so the most appropriate resonse can be taken by the agencies involved led by Civil Defence. 

After an event the RST provide needs-based support to help your family, farm and community recover. 

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Check out some useful articles about adverse events:

Volcanic Hazards on and around Mt Ruapehu

If Mt Ruapehu erupts, what are the potential volcanic hazards it would generate, and how far might they travel?

16 May 2022

If Ruapehu erupts, what are the potential volcanic hazards it would generate, and how far might they travel?

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Nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert

The nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert will take place on Sunday 22 May 2022 between 6pm and 7pm.

15 May 2022
The nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert will take place on Sunday 22 May 2022 between 6pm and 7pm. The nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system is a necessary part of making...
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COVID-19 links to additional help for on farm

Farmers and growers who are required to isolate or quarantine on farm or have staff self isolating, can get some extra support from Rural Support Trusts and regional groups of industry organisations around the country.

22 Feb 2022
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During and after a flood

Information and resources to help you deal with floods.

19 Feb 2022
A flood can be devasting, affecting livestock, land and buildings. Here are tips on how to deal with post flooding. Call us now if you are unsure where to start - 0800 787 254
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February 2022 Flooding - West Coast and Top of the South

A state of emergency remains in place across the Buller district on the West Coast as at 13 February 2022

19 Feb 2022
Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor has classified the severe weather that’s affected the West Coast and Top of the South as a...
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