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Latest drought impacts

The Primary Industries Minister Damien O’Connor has declared the Southland region, Queenstown Lakes district, Central Otago district and Clutha district droughts a medium-scale adverse event. This is an extension on the drought conditions declared in the Taranaki, Manawatu/Whanganui, Wellington and West Coast of the South Island last week.

We have a range of support in place for customers affected by the drought. You can find out more information on our website.

Find out about extreme weather assistance for individuals and families

Find out about extreme weather assistance for businesses

We are exercising discretion to allow late deposits and early withdrawals from the income equalisation scheme.