North Canterbury Rural Support Trust

North Canterbury Rural Support Trust

North Canterbury Rural Support Trust helps locals in tough times

The North Canterbury Rural Support Trust is part of a nationwide network supporting farmers and their families through tough times.

The Trust has access to networks, services and government funding and can help people navigate their financial and personal challenges, or assist during climatic adverse events like drought, flood, or heavy snow.

Free and confidential assistance is available through the Trust’s Facilitators who, like you, are rural people who have themselves faced the challenges rural life brings.  Contact is one-on-one at a place that suits you. 

The North Canterbury Rural Support Trust is a charitable trust that encompasses the five District councils of Kaikoura, Hurunui, Waimakariri, Selwyn and Christchurch, including Banks Peninsula.

Email Us

Call North Canterbury Rural Support Trust now on 0800 787 254

Calling from a cell phone? Select Option #3, #4, #1

Calling from a landline? You will immediately be directed to the Duty Coordinator

Our People

 

Trustees

Gayle Litchfield (Chair), Noel McGirr (Vice Chair), Hugh Eaton (Vice Chair), Andy Munro, Dorothy Stewart, Neil Smith, Richard Friedman, Tim Cookson

Patrons

Doug Archbold, Grant McFadden

Facilitators

Kaikoura:

Jodie Denton, Sonseeahray Laugesen, Tony Blunt

Hurunui:

Andy Munro, Ben Chaffey, Bruce Black, Jane Black, Jen Le Pine, Karen Forrester, Lyn Crean, Mandy Burrows, Noel McGirr, Suz Mowat

Waimakariri:

Recruiting

Selwyn:

Barbara McLeod, Bruce Rolls, Don Hayes, Gayle Litchfield, Lynda Clark, Sue Cumberworth, Sue Lalich, Richard Friedman

Christchurch and Banks Peninsula:

Doug Archbold, Grant McFadden, Hugh Eaton, Leo Fietje, Neil Smith, Pam Richardson, Tony Chaston

Surfing for Farmers - North Canterbury

08 Nov 2021

Started by farmers, for farmers

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Preparing for COVID-19 On-Farm

Checklist for Farmers

04 Nov 2021

It’s only a matter of time before a positive case of COVID-19 turns up on-farm. Is your business prepared if one does?

Photo credit: NZ Farm Life Media

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COVID TRACER QR CODE POSTER

Need a Covid QR poster for your property?

06 Dec 2021

All businesses and services including farms need a Covid Tracer QR code poster.

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ON FARM COVID19 PLAN

Have you prepared your plan in case COVID19 impacts your farm business?

26 Nov 2021

Be prepared for Covis 19 with a farm plan in place.

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PREPARING FOR COVID 19-LIFESTYLER'S CHECKLIST

Lifestyle checklist

26 Nov 2021

Be prepared with a checklist in case you need to isolate due to Covid 19.

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Upcoming Local Events

Help and resources available to you...

Regional

North Canterbury Rural Support Trust Brochure (PDF)

Farmstrong: Live Well, Farm Wel

Rural Assistance Payments - Work and Income

Waimakariri District Council

Resources - documents to support wellbeing

The Wise Group To create fresh possibilities and services for the well being of people, organisations and communities

Inclusive Aoteraroa Promoting health and awareness to feel like you belong.

Ministry of Health Getting through loss  and grief together in Covid 19

Communicating for Diversity Resources Managing cultural communication

Mentemia Led by Sir John Kirwan, get a boost to your mental well being.

Asian Family Services

Mental health - living rurally 

Suicide Crisis Helpline

Call 1737  

Ngatahi Commu

7 tips for a good nights sleep

Anger within Depression and Practise of Self Compassion

Abusive Workplace - Its not okay to be yelled at or abused

A test for both depression and anxiety - John Kirwan's depression website. 

How Dogs can Help with Mental Health

Practical Financial Skills to Managing Money

Practical Tips following Suicide of loved one - practical support from Ministry of Youth 

Sleeping Well in the Digital Age - This resource highlights the correlation between light and the brain and how it negatively impacts sleep pattern

 

 

 

 

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 donate via bank transfer to 03 0830 0259556 00 using your name as reference.

Please email ncrst.coordinator@gmail.com to enable us to acknowledge your donation and send a tax receipt.

Thank you for your kindness.


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