The funding follows a similar package earlier this month.
"Our region is used to managing dry conditions, yet this drought is particularly prolonged and severe."
He will face the courts on Wednesday.
Hawke's Bay farmers have said they're under huge pressure as they deal with bare paddocks, hungry stock and limited supplementary feed.
"I want farmers to talk and if it means getting naked, it means getting naked."
The situation remains dire for many heading into winter.
Occasional rain has done nothing to dent the real problem.
"It's ok to not be ok and to feel overwhelmed."
The move would trigger welfare support for affected farmers.