Hawke’s Bay region’s farmers and growers Recovering from Cyclone Gabrielle

February 23, 2023

Recovering from Cyclone Gabrielle in Hawke’s Bay Cyclone Gabrielle has taken a heavy toll on the Hawke’s Bay region’s farmers and growers. Help is there to get you through the immediate crisis and to recover.

Help from across the primary sector

The following organisations can all provide advice and support: Dairy NZ Phone: 0800 4 Dairy NZ (0800 4 324 7969) Email: info@dairynz.co.nz

Beef and Lamb New Zealand Phone: 0800 BEEFLAMB (0800 233 352) Email: enquiries@beeflambnz.com

Federated Farmers of New Zealand Phone: 0800 327 646

Horticulture New Zealand – Ahumāra Kai Aotearoa Phone: +64 4 472 3795 Email: info@hortnz.co.nz

Rural Support Trust: Help and support for rural NZ www.rural-support.org.nz Phone: 0800 RURAL HELP or 0800 787 254

MPI information about funding is here: Cyclone Gabrielle recovery: advice, support, and funding | NZ Government(mpi.govt.nz)

Looking after animals

For advice on animal welfare or to report concerns, contact MPI’s animal welfare team on 0800 008 333.

MPI is coordinating animal welfare response efforts in Hawke’s Bay and working closely with the SPCA and HUHA. There is a temporary shelter for companion animals at the Hawke’s Bay Racecourse at 300 Prospect Road in Hastings We know there are animals that are missing or need help. Please contact MPI’s ‘on-call’ animal welfare emergency management team if you need help with animal rescue, evacuation or temporary homing. Email: awem@mpi.govt.nz or phone: 04 894 0132If you have a missing horse, please list it for free onwww.lostpet.co.nz and then share the listing on equine

MPI and Federated Farmers have restarted the national Feed Coordination Service to match people with grazing or supplementary feed for sale with those who need it. To offer or request feed or grazing: Freephone: 0800 FARMING (0800 32 76 46) You can also register online using these links:

• Grazing needed

• Grazing available

• Feed needed

• Feed available

Veterinary help If you need help from a vet, try to contact your usual vet at first.

Contacts for other vet clinics are at the New Zealand Veterinary Association website: www.nzva.org.nz

Moving stock and updating NAIT Reporting timeframes for updating NAIT have been extended because of the cyclone. Website: Support for farmers affected by heavy rain and flooding in the North Island | OSPRI Phone: 0800 482 463

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