Adverse Events

The impact of climate change and generally unpredictable weather in New Zealand, along with our geographical make-up and position along major earthquake fault-lines, means we are extremely vulnerable to adverse events such as floods, drought and earthquakes.

We're proud of the fact that our rural communities are the best at demonstrating resilience and recovery following an adverse event, yet our specialist needs such as animal welfare are often overlooked during an emergency. Federated Farmers has developed an excellent reputation in the response and management of adverse events, working alongside such organisations as the Rural Support Trust, MPI and Civil Defence.  We are often the first port of call during a response, with our members and staff providing a wide range of immediate support and long-term recovery planning. 

What's been happening

Drought Survey (3 - 5 minutes)

Posted on 6/04/2021
While there are some areas of the country holding up well and having a fantastic season with moisture levels, feed availability and growth, others are struggling through drought conditions...

Please take our short Adverse Events survey

Posted on 21/10/2020
Adverse events are happening more often: flooding, drought, fire, earthquakes, biosecurity events such as pea weevil and Mycoplaama bovis, the list goes on....

Fire - Understanding Fire Seasons

Posted on 6/10/2020
Understanding fire seasons...

Adverse Events Contacts