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

Feed coordination service

Posted on 23/07/2020

Drought 2020

Posted on 21/07/2020
Information on accessing help and support during the 2020 Drought

Winter Grazing - Early intervention registration and best practice tools

Posted on 3/06/2020
How to register concern over winter grazing practices, find out more about the early intervention team and best practice winter grazing resources

Adverse Events Contacts