Primary Industries Earthquake Recovery Fund

Announced on 10 May 2017, the 2017 Primary Industries Earthquake Recovery Fund earmarked $5 million, comprised of:

To support future land use decisions, the 2017 Primary Industries Earthquake Recovery Fund announced on 10 May 2017 earmarked $5 million, comprised of:

  • $4 million for community-based projects focusing on shared problems, with projects that investigate long-term alternate land use options (see Kaikōura-earthquake).
  • $1 million for funding professional advisory services for individual support to landowners and managers about future land use planning, earthquake recovery plans and technical recovery advice, in Hurunui, Kaikōura and Marlborough. Sectors or strategic issues eligible for these funds include viticulture, sheep and beef, diary, seafood, biosecurity, recovery options, catchment restoration and future resilience. See Kaikōura-earthquake for more information.

Option 1 – Project Funding for Community Groups at a grass roots level Eight of the ten applications MPI received were approved for community funding, totalling $3,596,920. These projects will be completed over the next three years, are spread across the three affected regions, and relate to the wine, pāua, dairy, biosecurity and pastoral hill country sectors.

Option 2 - Advisory Services Applicants can access up to $5,000 per property for professional advice about earthquake recovery and future planning. Over 20 service providers have been approved through MPI to complete this advisory work. A list of approved providers and how to access this funding option is on the MPI website.