North Canterbury News & Events

Funding to get advice for struggling farmers

Funding to get advice for struggling farmers

This is an initiative funded by banks and the government offering support for farmers and growers struggling with business debt. 

August 11, 2023 0 Comments
Support package for growers, farmers and businesses affected by North Island weather events

Support package for growers, farmers and businesses affected by North Island weather events

The package will be available to businesses in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Tairāwhiti, Hawke's Bay, Tararua, and Wairarapa. 

July 4, 2023 0 Comments
Cyclone Gabrielle - Farmer and Grower Recovery Grants 2023

Cyclone Gabrielle - Farmer and Grower Recovery Grants 2023

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has $51 million to help farmers and growers, including whenua Māori owners, to recover from Cyclone Gabrielle. This funding is intended to assist farmers...
March 18, 2023 0 Comments
Ballance Donates $1 million to Rural Support Trust

Ballance Donates $1 million to Rural Support Trust

Ballance will work with the Rural Support Trust, a national organisation run by a team of 350 people – rural people supporting rural people. The Trust has the reach and services to help with...
February 28, 2023 0 Comments
Rural Support Trust National Office - Givealittle Page is open for donations

Rural Support Trust National Office - Givealittle Page is open for donations

February 23, 2023 0 Comments
Focus on the clean-up, not tax deadlines

Focus on the clean-up, not tax deadlines

IRD is telling cyclone-impacted farmers to focus on the clean-up, not tax deadlines. “You do not need to call us right now,” Rata Kamau, of IRD’s Small and Medium Enterprises...
February 23, 2023 0 Comments
Further support announced for those significantly affected by Cyclone Gabrielle

Further support announced for those significantly affected by Cyclone Gabrielle

The Government is providing $25 million for recovery grants to help undertake urgent work, including fencing, and clearing silt to save fruit trees and vines. Applications open tomorrow.

February 23, 2023 0 Comments
Initial recovery mobilisation fund to help farmers and growers hit by Cyclone Gabrielle

Initial recovery mobilisation fund to help farmers and growers hit by Cyclone Gabrielle

The Government is providing an initial $4 million to help farmers, growers, whenua Māori owners and rural communities mobilise and co-ordinate recovery efforts from Cyclone Gabrielle.
February 16, 2023 0 Comments
Insurance Advice from FMG post Cyclone Gabrielle

Insurance Advice from FMG post Cyclone Gabrielle

FMG know many people are beginning to turn their heads to assessing damage and making a claim.

To help they have provided some advice.

February 16, 2023 0 Comments
Floods and Health - advice from Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health

Floods and Health - advice from Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health

During flooding, listen to your local radio stations for civil defence advice and follow instructions. Afterwards, it’s important to make sure your food and water aren’t...
February 16, 2023 0 Comments
Flooding - Power Cuts and Missed Milkings

Flooding - Power Cuts and Missed Milkings

DairyNZ research has shown that delays of up to a week can be tolerated by mid-lactation herds, and with careful handling they can return to full or near-full milk production.

February 16, 2023 0 Comments
Rural Riders - Mountain biking for our rural community in Taupo, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Mt Hutt and Manawatu.

Rural Riders - Mountain biking for our rural community in Taupo, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Mt Hutt and Manawatu.

Rural Riders is back!! Come along with your family and friends to your local free Rural Riders event this summer! Bring your mountain or e-bike and enjoy an hour or two on the track with a nice...
November 8, 2022 0 Comments

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