The Ministry for Primary Industries-funded Kaikōura Plains Recovery Project (KPRP) supported Kaikōura farmers after the 2016 earthquakes, until 2020.
Following the earthquakes, many dairy farms in Kaikōura were subject to damage, land changes and wet paddocks. KPRP sourced technical advice and expertise for the new (much wetter) landscape farmers were working with, which helped Kaikōura farmers make informed decisions about how best to manage their land post-quake.
Goals, workstreams and outcomes
Project background and goals
The project worked with industry and local farmers to adapt to changes in the post-quake landscape.
Funding and membership
Funded by MPI, the project was farmer-led with a local governance group.
A stream walk identified issues and recommendations for whole catchment recovery post-quake.
Farming in wet conditions
This project supported farmers to learn and improve practices around soil-moisture.
This project used demonstration sites to explore solutions to farmers facing drainage issues.
LiDAR data was investigated as a tool to help farmers manage their new, wetter land.
KPRP and mahinga kai
Understanding mahinga kai and how it can be incorporated into farm management.
Post-Kaikōura quake top tips
Post-quake tips to help farmers and rural communities build resilience from experience.