COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) resources
The Ministry of Health has information on self-isolation to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand: https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-staying-at-home
To keep up to date with COVID-19 related information, please visit covid19.govt.nz.
Your mental health is important and if you feel you're not coping, it's important to talk with a health professional. For support with grief, anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, you can call or text 1737 – free, anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – to talk with a trained counsellor. For more information on looking after your mental wellbeing, visit the 'Looking after your mental wellbeing" page from covid19.govt.nz.
Neighbourhood Support has produced some COVID-19 related flyers to print and display in your premises or use on your social media pages.
- Ways you can support our rural neighbours (PDF 218KB)
- Need someone to talk to during the lockdown? (PDF 86KB)
- Know your neighbours (PDF 94KB)
Crime prevention resources
New Zealand Police and other organisations have a range of information and resources to help you prevent crime and reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime.
- Rural Security Checklist
This checklist has been developed by New Zealand Police to help you consider the security of your farm or rural property.
- Crime Prevention Booklet
Find out the key things to preventing crime.
- Crimestoppers - Nail em
Crimestoppers in conjunction with NZXAgri and the countries stock agents will launch “Nail em” as a nationwide campaign to nail stock theft.
- Crime Prevention signage
Two crime prevention signs are available to help deter unlawful hunters and trespassers. Both signs can be purchased through Neighbourhood Support as part of a joint initiative with Police.
Oritain offers a service to prove where your produce comes from, preventing fraud.
- Serial Number Action Partnership (SNAP)
The Serial Number Action Partnership (SNAP) is an initiative of New Zealand Police, aiming to prevent burglary and make it harder for criminals to sell goods in New Zealand.
- Rural Women New Zealand
A charitable, membership-based organisation supporting people in rural communities through learning opportunities, advocacy and connections.
- Community Patrols of New Zealand
- Community Patrols of New Zealand are voluntary groups of people helping to make their local communities safer. Find out if there is a patrol near you.
- Neighbourhood Support
Neighbourhood Support has a range of useful fact sheets, including on your home and property, neighbourhood issues, holiday security, and vehicles.
- Local councils
Contact your local council to obtain your Rural Address Property Identification (RAPID) number which identifies your property and will help ensure services reach you as fast as possible in the event of an emergency.