Mission Statement

To visit, empower, provide free home and work based support services and referrals to appropriate agencies; and to provide non-judgmental, non-discriminatory and compassionate caring support to those in rural Manawatu.


Manawatu Rural Support Service provides support during times of sickness, bereavement, unemployment, relationship breakdown, parenting issues or financial difficulties, helping to resolve loneliness, isolation or when struggling with personal difficulties.


We collaborate with other organisations in our region, and nationally, to provide further support to those in need.

Programmes and Events

We organise and support programmes including workshops for specific needs such as parenting skills, women’s and men’s health, youth programmes, plus other workshops requested by the community.


We have a range of resources and additional support we can provide to our rural communities depending on the need.

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    Manawatu Rural Support Service

    Free, confidential home-based information, support, advocacy and referral service for rural families and communities.