Ag Minister O'Connor extends drought classification to Grey, Buller districts

Paul McBeth
Tue, 09 Jan 2018

By Paul McBeth Jan. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Agriculture and Rural Minister Damien O'Connor has added the Grey and Buller districts on the South Island's West Coast to the medium-scale drought declared in the lower North Island last month.  The extension of the drought classification means the local Rural Support Trust and other recovery organisations get a funding boost of up to $50,000 to help their local communities. O'Connor declared 13 districts across Taranaki, Manawatu-Whanganui and Wellington were in drought conditions just before Chri...

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