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

Farmer Support for Farmers in Adverse Events

Posted on 9/02/2020
Use this page to find Farmy Army information and Support for flood affected farmers in Southland and West Otago.


Posted on 14/02/2019

Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Bill

Posted on 24/03/2016
The Federation takes a very strong interest in the adverse events area as our elected members in governance roles, our staff and most important of all, many of our farmer members are active in helping their communities during adverse events...

Adverse Events Contacts