MPI Recovery Package

1 December 2016

The Ministry of Primary Industries has announced an assistance package to help earthquake-affected farmers in the land remediation and repair process.

The $4 million Earthquake Relief Fund is to help farmers repair uninsurable infrastructure damaged as a result of the November 14 earthquake.

These may include pastures, on-farm access, tracks and races, bridges without sides and dams and reservoirs.

For more details on the package and how to apply, click here.

Anyone requiring information and support should call their local Rural Support Trust on 0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP) or the Government Helpline on 0800 779 997. Also Federated Farmers are coordinating offers of help and requests specifically for farmers via 0800 FARMING (0800 327 646).

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