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On 8 December 2019, Primary Industries Minister Damien O’Connor declared the floods affecting the South Canterbury District 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. Find out more about discretionary relief for farmers affected by flooding in South Canterbury.

We have a range of support in place for affected customers – both business and individuals and families – affected by the floods. Learn more about extreme weather relief for affected business.

If you have been affected by the floods 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 this is through your tax agent or by calling us on 0800 227 774.