extended support for farmers, droughtThe IRD is extending support for farmers and growers whose current or future income will be significantly affected by the ongoing drought in several parts of New Zealand.

The IRD will exercise discretion in accepting late deposits to the income equalisation scheme, as well as allowing early withdrawals from the scheme.

The affected areas are:

  • Northland – except for Taranaki, Ruapehu and Whanganui districts
  • Marlborough
  • Kaikoura
  • North, Mid and South Canterbury
  • Otago
  • The Chatham Islands

For full details visit the IRD website.