Earthquake assistance

Stock Number Survey: 30 June 2016 14 November 2016

Following an earthquake, the following information may assist in managing potential risks on your farm. Information provided includes emergency updates, coping with stress, animal welfare and financial support.

For farmers requiring support with unstable land and tracks, please call Federated Farmers' helpline on 0800 327 646. The below information may assist in managing potential risks on your farm.

Emergency updates


  • Visit FarmsOnLine for a one-stop-shop for accurate up-to-date contact details for rural properties in New Zealand. MPI has instant access to information so it can respond quickly to a biosecurity alert or natural disaster, minimising potential damage and costs.

Civil Defence: 

Dairy NZ:

Coping with stress on farm – information and support

Rural Support:

Mental Health:


Dairy NZ

Insurance claims


Managing volunteers


Animal welfare

Dairy NZ


  • Download publications, guidance, links and other documents about animal welfare


Irrigation NZ

Food Safety

Food safety advice

Financial support

Inland Revenue

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