Support for farmers affected by the flooding in Tairāwhiti Gisborne

Due to the recent heavy rain and flooding in the Gisborne region, we're extending our reporting timeframes for flood-affected farmers.

NAIT timeframes extended for Gisborne region

We have extended the timeframes for updating NAIT to help ease some of the pressure on farmers and other People in Charge of Animals (PICAs) in the Gisborne region.

The extensions continue until the local state of emergency is lifted for each district. Keep an eye on your local council website and Civil Defence Facebook page for updates on when this happens.

You now have the following timeframes to provide the following NAIT information.

PICA registration

Register as a PICA within 7 days after your local state of emergency ends.

Animal movements

Declare animal movements within 7 days after your local state of emergency ends.

Due to the importance of animal traceability and biosecurity, we can’t provide an exemption from tagging and registering animals before moving them, but we hope to give people some breathing room by extending these timeframes.

Untagged animals

Animals that arrive untagged must be tagged and registered within 7 days after your local state of emergency ends.

Where possible, you should check if any NAIT tags have been lost or misplaced in the flooding.

Dead and missing animals

Declare animal deaths and losses within 21 days of your local state of emergency ends.