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.

Email Us

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

Trustees

  • Ellen Bartlett - Trust Chairperson
  • Margaret Millard - Trustee
  • Murray Holdaway - Trustee
  • Robert Ervine - Trustee
  • Bryan Rendle - Tustee
  • Jeremy Neild - Trust Administrator
Open Farms - New Zealand’s national open farm day is set for Sunday 12 March 2023!

Open Farms - New Zealand’s national open farm day is set for Sunday 12 March 2023!

Get out your gumboots - New Zealand’s national open farm day is set for Sunday 12 March 2023! We're kicking off with a call for farmer hosts. You bring your passion and pride for farming, and we’ll bring the marketing, planning support and kit to streamline your open day. Together, let's help urban Kiwis reconnect with our land, food & farmers.
3/12/2023 0 Comments
Rural Riders - Mountain biking for our rural community in Taupo, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Mt Hutt and Manawatu.

Rural Riders - Mountain biking for our rural community in Taupo, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Mt Hutt and Manawatu.

Rural Riders is back!! Come along with your family and friends to your local free Rural Riders event this summer!

Bring your mountain or e-bike and enjoy an hour or two on the track with a nice cold refreshment to finish.

November 8, 2022 0 Comments
Time Out Tour - Resource Booklet

Time Out Tour - Resource Booklet

The Rural Support Trust is thrilled to be working alongside our Time Out Tour partners to deliver these events over the next three years.  With the generous support of our partners, we can continue to contribute to the development of resilient, prosperous and healthy rural communities throughout the country.  Thank you for aligning with us on our journey and...
October 20, 2022 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

Upcoming Local Events

Help and resources available to you...

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.


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With thanks to our principal sponsors
 
Thanks to our Time Out Tour partners