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PO Box 447|HAMILTON 3240|PHONE : 0800 327 646|EMAIL: asteyn@fedfarm.org.nz

© 2007 Rural Communities Trust  |  Website by Federated Farmers

Principal members

ANZ National Bank Ltd

Federated Farmers of NZ

Pioneer Brand Products

Associate members

Ballance Agri-Nutrients Ltd

Donaghys Industries Ltd

Landcorp Farming Ltd

PGG Wrightson

Syngenta Crop Protection Ltd

Rural Communities Trust

c/- Federated Farmers

PO Box 447

Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton 3240



0800 327 646  

For information please contact

Toi Tois Boarders' Bus Community $1,000


Funding towards transporting secondary school students who board in Invercargill during the week to and from their respective schools.

Case studies


Parent to Parent Southland $750


This grant enables Parent to Parent Southland to travel to small rurally isolated towns to increase awareness of, and accessibility to, the support and information service.

Central Otago Women's Support Link $615


Central Otago Women's Support Link is a non profit organisation that operates a 24 hour telephone crisis line to provide practical assistance, information, support and accommodation to victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. The geographic area covered is the entire Central Otago District, the Roxburgh District and the Maniototo District. All the townships in these areas have many families living in farming communities so isolated that the nearest township is at least an hours drive away. Funding was sought to cover the travel costs of crisis line workers attending supervision and training.

Te Roopu Kapa Haka o Ahipara $500


The Kapa Haka group at Ahipara Primary School wanted to travel to the National Kapa Haka Championships at the Tai Tokerau Festival to defend its title but were unable to attend due to the costs and distance.  "Fundraising initiatives were hampered by the economic capabilities of the community so an application was made to the Rural Communities Trust and we were happy to help", says Chrissy Pedersen.

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