On 6 March 2020, Primary Industries Minister Damian O’Connor declared the drought affecting the Gisborne, Manawatu, Rangitikei, and Tararua districts to be a medium-scale adverse event.
To assist farmers, we're exercising discretion to allow late deposits and early withdrawal from the income equalisation scheme.
Assistance to farmers affected by drought in Northern Region, North Auckland, South Auckland, the Waikato Region, Gisborne, Manawatu, Rangitikei and Tararua districts
We have a range of support in place for businesses, individuals and families affected by the drought.
Individuals and families
If you have been affected by the drought and are struggling to deal with your tax affairs, please contact us sooner rather than later so we can help. The best way to do so is through your tax agent, or by calling us on 0800 473 566.