The Government has given another $3 million to farmers battling drought conditions.
The extra funding brings the total amount of support for drought-stricken regions this year to more than $19 million.
The latest support will be given to the Drought Recovery Advice Fund, taking the fund's total to $3.5 million.
The fund will go to providing relief for farmers across the entire North Island, the Chatham Islands, Christchurch, Marlborough, Nelson, Tasman Selwyn, Kaikoura, and Waimakariri districts and regions.
"This extra funding means we’re able to provide critical support to far more farmers and growers with quality professional advice to help them recover from this drought, and better prepare their farm businesses for any similar events in future," Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor said on Thursday.
"Farmers and growers have shown that they are able to roll with the punches and most have been well-prepared for these types of events, but as the months go by without significant rain in many parts of the country, there is a cumulative impact."
The latest funding will go to around 1000 people who applied to the fund before June 12.
Successful applicants will be notified by the end of the month, with the money going to pay for recovery advisory services in those drought-affected regions.