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Event date: 9/19/2021 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Export event
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Volunteer for flood affected farms, Tasman

**Working Bee on farm – Tasman Sunday 19th September **


The flooding seems a while ago, but farmers are still dealing with the mess caused when rivers overflowed.

The sheer volume of water has seen fences on local farms destroyed or simply covered in vegetation.

Most farms are now stock-proof but need help removing vegetation from wires and netting, a task most efficiently carried out by hand.

Also helping clear light debris from hay and silage paddocks.


Here’s an opportunity for you to help out. Community support means a lot to these farmers affected by the floods.


Meet 9.30am, central Tapawera, opposite Four Square.


Many hands make light work, and any assistance would be greatly appreciated. This is physical work, but you can work at your own pace.

Even if you can only give a couple of hours please come along and help by removing vegetation from fences and clearing debris so the fences can be fixed or picking up small branches from the paddocks (the bigger branches are collected by tractor)


Please BYO:

Lunch 🥪

Water 💧

Boots or suitable footwear for working outdoors

Wet weather gear ☔

And glasses, leather/work gloves 🧤 and any tools you can bring eg knife, light grubber, hand saw for small branches, secateurs, spade

And if you have a ute or trailer, this could be helpful, too.

Your health and safety is our priority – ideally wear bright coloured clothing and please follow any instructions given by the host farmer.

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Thank you

Top of the South Rural Support Trust




If you’re able to help please call/text/email

Chris Faulls, Rural Support Trust Adverse Events Coordinator on 027 274 2802 or call 03 574 2806 or email





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