The government will boost its drought support to new parts of the country as well as continue to help farmers in areas facing long-term dry conditions.

An additional $900,000 of funding will be available and support has been expanded to Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury and Otago. The funding will ensure feed support services can continue and extra wellbeing assistance will be available for more farmers. Recovery and resilience coordinators will be employed to help coordinate support between Rural Support Trusts and industry groups.

Support for the Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Hawke’s Bay, Wellington and Tasman Regions as well as the Manawatū-Rangitīkei, Tararua and Nelson areas, will remain in place until 30 June 2021, when it will be reviewed.

More information about specific regions, can be found here.

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