The Minister for Primary Industries spent Tuesday assessing damage to hail ravaged orchards in the Tasman region.
Around 40 apple and kiwifruit orchards around Motueka, Riwaka and lower Moutere were damaged in a hail storm last week, described as the worst in living memory.
Nathan Guy says despite the damage growers are proving resilient.
A Response Committee has been formed to help the recovery effort and identify which growers need support.
– Newstalk ZB