Southland Rural Support Trust

Southland Rural Support Trust

Southland Rural Support Trust helps locals in tough times

The Southland Rural Support Trust assists rural individuals and their families to get back on their feet following challenging circumstances such as financial, personal or climatic adverse events.

The Trust is part of a nation-wide network which is linked into local rural networks, as well as Civil Defence, Work and Income, and rural professionals.

The Trust members are local people who have themselves faced the challenges rural life brings. Free and confidential help is available through the Trust's coordinator.

Contact us any time for a confidential chat about you, your business, the weather, your finances, a neighbour, partner, friend, family/whānau , or a farm team member.

Contact is one-on-one at a place that suits you.

 

Email Us

Call the Southland Rural Support Trust now

on 0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP)

Email: southland.rst@gmail.com

 

Donations

The Southland Rural Support Trust is a registered charitable trust manned by volunteers.

If you would like to support the work of the Trust, donations can be made to the Trust bank account:

03-0915-0414113-000

Please include your name and the word “Donation” in the reference field. If you require a receipt, please also notify the Coordinator at southland.rst@gmail.com of your donation.

Our People

Trustees

  • Cathie Cotter - Invercargill
  • Lindsay Wright - Northern Southland
  • Fiona Comer - Makarewa
  • Ann Irving - Invercargill
  • Grant Dermody - Invercargill & Southern Southland
  • John Kennedy - Central Southland
  • Julie Clarke - Eastern & Southern Southland
  • Simon Hopcroft - Invercargill & Western Southland
  • Rachael Nicholson - Northern, Eastern & Central Southland
  • Diane Smith - Northern Southland
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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

The Southland Rural Support Trust is a registered charitable trust manned by volunteers.

If you would like to support the work of the Trust, donations can be made to the Trust bank account:

03-0915-0414113-000

Please include your name and the word “Donation” in the reference field. If you require a receipt, please also notify the Coordinator at southland.rst@gmail.com of your donation.


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