Member Advisory

Day 5 and we are now moving from response to recovery 

1 June 2021


A few key points to note

We are having lots of offers for help which is amazing, particularly from people who the rural communities helped during the earthquake. 
If you have the capacity and are wanting to support and help in any way use this form to let us know how you can assist here
A needs assessment process is well underway, and team ag has begun a concerted effort for recovery – Get in touch if you are needing any support, as said above we are not short of volunteers and people wanting to help, we just need to ensure that they are being directed to the right places. 
We were pleased to see Minister O’Conner announce some funding today for the recovery effort. It is great that they have responded so quickly in what is an evolving fluid situation. As the shift from response to recovery happens we want local and national government to focus on the 3 R’s Roads, Rivers, and Rubble. 
This will allow us as farmers to start to rebuild our businesses. 
We have updates regarding


NAIT has extended the timeframes for updating NAIT to help ease some of the pressure on People in Charge of Animals (PICAs) and farmers in the Canterbury region.

These timeframes will apply from when the state of emergency across the Canterbury region is lifted. More here


FMG have updated their website to include information specific to the Canterbury flood event: This site has useful information on how to make a claim, insurance FAQ’s, industry support and advice, wellbeing support, and specific comments on Moving Day. More here


Any scheduled farm audits, consenting, or compliance activity impacted by the weather event can be deferred for the time being. Environment Canterbury will work with consent holders and auditors to reschedule to an appropriate time, once the emergency and recovery have passed. More here
Remember there is only so much you can do in one day. Take care of yourself – help is on its way.


There have been multiple road closures, slips bridges washed out/damaged throughout Canterbury today and there could still be more overnight, we can’t emphasise enough essential trips only. If there are road closures that are affecting your ability to manage and care for stock, please contact us so that we can work with the local authorities to get you safe access. 
Remember safety first. You, your family, and your neighbor’s well-being is paramount
If life, health, or property is in danger, call 111.

Please reach out to the below contacts if you need more information or support: 
Caroline Amyes
North Canterbury
027 319 7367
David Clark
Mid Canterbury
0274 955 202
Greg Anderson
South Canterbury
027 359 8504