Yesterday, the Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy, announced new funding available for quake-affected farmers in Hurunui, Kaikoura and Marlborough.
The brochure is here.
The $5 million Earthquake Recovery Fund is divided into two options to give farmers, growers and foresters the right support depending on their needs:
- Option one – project funding for community groups
This funding is available for projects that tackle a shared problem or develop a new opportunity in relation to land use. Please note: the Sustainable Farming Fund funding round will open as per scheduled later this year.
- Option two - Advisory services funding for land owners and land managers
This funding is available for land owners and land managers to access advisory services to help with long-term land use planning and technical advice. We are currently taking expressions of interest for potential suppliers of professional advisory and consultancy services. To register interest, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 00 83 33 and ask to speak with an investment adviser. A list of MPI approved suppliers will be available from early Auguist for land owners and land managers to refer to.
For more information on both of the options, visit www.mpi.govt.nz/Kaikoura-earthquake.