Lincoln students help out after floods

06 September 2022 | News

The Handy Landys have been in Marlborough helping farmers in the wake of the serious flooding in the region.

The club was formed to help out after natural disasters and offer labour for a day or weekend to assist farmers and reduce their stress.

It aims to support rural people in times of need and help improve and advocate for mental and physical health.

Club president Hamish Goatley said seven students teamed up with eight local dairy farmers on a weekend trip to the Havelock region near Blenheim.

He said they helped on eight farms by digging out culverts, fencing, and clearing debris using chainsaws .

"The impacts of the floods were unreal," he said. 

The Handy Landys teamed up with Lincoln's Student Volunteer Army to clean up after the floods in Canterbury last year, helped on earthquake-damaged farms, carried out general maintenance on a property where a farmer had suddenly passed away, and helped a bankrupt farmer clear his property before he had to leave, among their many projects.