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.
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:
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)
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