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Business Central welcomes drought declaration

Media Release
15 March 2013


Business Central welcomes drought declaration

Business Central welcomes the Government’s decision to extend the drought declaration to Rangitikei, Manawatu, and Wairarapa, along with the rest of the north island, says Chief Executive Raewyn Bleakley.

“Farmers and businesses in these areas are doing it hard so the declaration is not before time.

“This will enable farmers to access extra services, and when they do that will flow on to businesses which have been feeling the pinch since farmers stopped or reduced their spending and turned their attention to taking care of their stock.

“The government assistance available for farmers and the support they can access from the banks when an area is designated a drought area will make a massive difference to business.”

Ms Bleakley said businesses can also play their part in conserving water as local authorities impose bans in towns and cities and encourage usage cutbacks.

“It’s not just about household water use. Businesses have a big part to play and I’m sure they will show their support for the strong leadership being shown by regional and local councils all over the region.

“This is something that affects the whole region and at such times we must all play our part.”

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