Trust gives support to those who earn living from land




The Country

Welcome to the community from the team at the Waikato Hauraki Coromandel Rural Support Trust. For those who have just moved into the district, we hope you have settled in. Our not-for-profit organisation is passionate about supporting our rural sector. Our team is made up of those who have experience in agribusiness and the primary sector. Many are still hands-on in their rural business. Our core role is to offer oneon-one support to those who earn their income from the land when times are challenging. Our services are free and confidential. We support all types of farmers and commercial growers, from new entrant to landowners. It could be through pressures at work, in the business or of a more personal nature. We understand there are hard times in our sector and it is no secret that farming can be stressful, compounded by isolation, long working hours and factors outside of our control, it can seem relentless at times. We also know the importance of getting out, having a break and connecting with others, so we often run community events for that very purpose. Events are shared to our social media pages and website. When an adverse event is classified, we will work with local Civil Defence and are pivotal in the response and recovery for rural communities. This may include communicating with industry partners, agencies, services and Government. It may also include rescue and movement of stock, financial support and funding applications, labour support and other needs. For free, confidential support, or to find out more, get in touch — 0800 787 254 @ruralsupportwaikato