The purpose of the Top of the South Rural Support Trust is to give coordinated and personal support to rural people in the Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough regions before, during or after adversity on a regional or personal scale.
On any normal day, we know that living and working rurally can be a challenge.
We also know that sometimes things can get a bit too much. If this is how you are feeling, or you are concerned for a family member or friend, call (0800 787 254) for a free, confidential chat.
Our values include being responsive, trusted, collaborative, inclusive, effective, respectful and resourceful.
If more than a cup of tea and a yarn is needed, we can connect with the professionals who can provide further support, including farming or business advice, financial information, health, mental health and counselling services.
The trust covers all aspects of rural agribusiness; dry stock, dairy, cropping, horticulture, forestry, poultry, and rural contracting. We support all rural people – owners, managers, staff, and contractors.
In a natural disaster, such as a storm or flood, your local Rural Support Trust is right here alongside you, working with Civil Defence, government and emergency services on behalf of our rural communities.
We can talk over the phone or come to you for a free and confidential chat, anytime, anywhere.
Our services are free and confidential.