It is estimated 2 million trays of gold kiwifruit and 300,000 trays of green kiwifruit were lost, 150ha of hops saw a 50 percent loss, and 40ha of grapes had a 40-50 per cent loss. Top of the South Rural Support Trust chairman Richard Kempthorne wants affected growers to take up the opportunities to fund consultancy or financial advice for farmers and growers  struggling with the financial viability of their businesses. Anyone who might be struggling can call Rural Support on  0800 787 254.