The New Zealand government helps rural communities and individuals recover from adverse events, including natural disasters, severe weather, and biosecurity incursions. Find out how MPI classifies adverse events, what help may be available, and how you can prepare.
Get information, updates, and find out what help is available for recent adverse events.
Rural Support Trusts are here to help
Your first point of contact when you need help during or after an adverse event is your local Rural Support Trust.
- Visit the Rural Support Trust website
- Call 0800 78 72 54 (0800 RURAL HELP)
Types of adverse events
Adverse events can be:
MPI classifies adverse events on a scale
MPI has 3 classifications for adverse events:
- medium scale
- large scale.
This classification helps the Government decide what help will be available and what actions to take.
Think ahead and be prepared
It's important to think ahead and be prepared for adverse events. This is one of the best ways to speed recovery and to build your business and family's resilience. It's the responsibility of individuals and the community to make sure they are as ready as can be for an adverse event.