East Coast News & Events

Posted: May 24, 2023

Funding Application for Cyclone Gabrielle - Recovery in the Tairawhiti area

Rural Support Trust Tairawhiti Adverse Event

Open to Sheep, Beef, Arable, Dairy, Pastoral, Horticulture and Lifestyle owners.

Applications for funding are now open until Tuesday 20 June, 4.00pm

Posted: Apr 10, 2023

AF8 - What is it?

AF8 (which stands for Alpine Fault Magnitude 8) is a collaborative effort to save lives by planning and preparing a coordinated response across the South Island following a severe earthquake on the Alpine Fault.

AF8 commenced in July 2016 with a focus on scientific modelling, response planning and community engagement designed to address that knowledge gap. It’s a partnership of all the Emergency...
Posted: Apr 10, 2023

Cyclone Gabrielle: Group of southern farmers help out in Hawke’s Bay

Otago Daily Times Story By Ben Tomsett (4th April 2023)

A group farmers travelled to Hawke's Bay armed with a fleet of vehicles and fencing equipment to help get some the regions farms back on track.

Posted: Apr 6, 2023

Government approves $23 million boost to the cyclone grant for farmers and growers

The extra grant funding takes total primary sector cyclone recovery support to $78 million to date.

The Government is providing a further $23 million to support more farmers, growers, whenua Māori owners, and rural communities as they recover from Cyclone Gabrielle, Agriculture Minister Damien...
Posted: Mar 23, 2023

New Coordinator joins the East Coast Rural Support Trust, representing Tairāwhiti.

Vicki Crosswell recently caught up with Murray Robertson from the Gisborne Herald about her new coordinator role.

Vicki Crosswell has spent the past 11 years supporting the victims of crime and tragedy here and elsewhere. She is stepping into a role to assist farmers who need help in Tairāwhiti, as the new...
Posted: Mar 19, 2023

Teamwork helping farmers in the Tararua

Bush Telegraph By Dave Murdoch

As recovery from Cyclone Gabrielle in Tararua slowly begins in the rural sector, practical measures and public generosity are combining to help ensure that when farmers are ready to begin the long...
Posted: Mar 18, 2023

Cyclone Gabrielle - Farmer and Grower Recovery Grants 2023

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has $51 million to help farmers and growers, including whenua Māori owners, to recover from Cyclone Gabrielle.

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...
Posted: Mar 18, 2023

Alliance Group Donates $200,000 To The East Coast Rural Support Trust

To support the rural communities of Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Tararua, and the Wairarapa.

In response to the devastation caused by Cyclone Gabrielle, Alliance Group today announced a comprehensive support package for the region with a focus on farmers badly impacted on the East Coast...

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