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The Lifestyle Block Emergency Preparedness Handbook

The Lifestyle Block Emergency Preparedness Handbook

The Lifestyle Block Emergency Preparedness Handbook provides lifestyle block owners with practical advice on how to make their property more resilient, and what to do in emergency events.

July 7, 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
Cyclone Gabrielle - Volunteer Registration

Cyclone Gabrielle - Volunteer Registration

Cyclone Gabrielle has caused devastation across the upper and eastern North Island. This survey is design to collect volunteer information to be used to assist in the recovery from this event . 

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 contaminated, and to clean up, drain and dry out the house as quickly as possible.

February 16, 2023 0 Comments
Horticulture NZ Health & Safety Advice 1st February 2023: Working in a post-flood area

Horticulture NZ Health & Safety Advice 1st February 2023: Working in a post-flood area

Heavy rain and flooding across the upper North Island in January 2023 has caused significant disruption to growers. Last week, the Government officially classed the flooding as a medium-scale adverse event for the following regions:  Gisborne and Wairarapa regions (Cyclone Hale, 11...
February 8, 2023 0 Comments
Government support for flood-affected Gisborne Tairāwhiti farmers and growers

Government support for flood-affected Gisborne Tairāwhiti farmers and growers

Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor has classified this week’s Cyclone Hale that caused significant flood damage across the Tairāwhiti/Gisborne District as a medium-scale adverse event, unlocking Government support for farmers and growers.

January 18, 2023 0 Comments
Government funding relief for flood-affected Wairarapa farmers and growers

Government funding relief for flood-affected Wairarapa farmers and growers

The Government has extended its medium-scale classification of Cyclone Hale to the Wairarapa after assessing storm damage to the eastern coastline of the region.

Nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert

Nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert

The nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert will take place on Sunday 22 May 2022 between 6pm and 7pm. The nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system is a necessary part of making sure the system...

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