Minister Guy extends North Island drought zone

Tue, 05 Mar 2013

March 6 (BusinessDesk) - Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has extended the official drought areas across the North Island, meaning government support programmes can be rolled out to those areas. A state of drought has been officially declared in South Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay, Guy said in a statement. That covers Auckland Council area south of the Harbour Bridge, all of Waikato Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay Regional Council areas, and joins Northland. The decision was made after consultations with communities and...

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