2014 Northland Storm - Medium Scale Adverse Event

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On 15 July the Primary Industries’ Minister Nathan Guy classified the Northland storm as a medium-scale adverse event under the Primary Sector Recovery Policy. See announcement here:
Medium scale adverse event declared in Northland (Beehive website)

Classifying an event as medium-scale recognises the severity and widespread nature of the event and has triggered the following assistance measures:

  • Pastoral care: the Northland Rural Support Trust will be funded to provide pastoral care and support to affected farmers and growers.
  • Enhanced Taskforce Green: Enhanced Taskforce Green is a temporary employment programme administered by the Ministry of Social Development to help regions recover from adverse events.
  • Tax provisions: Farmers will be offered assistance through Inland Revenue’s income equalisation discretion.
If you or a neighbour are struggling to cope, please call 0800 787 254 (0800 Rural Help) to contact your local Rural Support Trust.

Refer to www.rural-support.org.nz for further information and contact details for Rural Support Trusts.

These quick links take you to useful information and announcements:

Useful Information

2014 Northland Storm FAQs
Rural Support Trust
DairyNZ Northland Storm Advice
New Zealand Avocado Growers Association
Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Guide to Chainsaw safety (PDF)  

Announcements

More support for storm battered Northland Minister Paula Bennett activates Enhanced Taskforce Green. 18 July 2014
Tax relief for Northland flood affected farmers - Farmers in Northland will be offered assistance through Inland Revenue’s income equalisation discretion. 15 July 2014
Medium scale adverse event declared in Northland - Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has declared a medium-scale adverse event for the primary sector in Northland. 15 July 2014

MPI Publications

Coping with stress
Weathering the storm

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