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Dollar for dollar deal a good start

Simon Power
Rangitikei MP

3 March 2004

Dollar for dollar deal a good start

Rangitikei MP Simon Power says the Government's plan to match dollar-for-dollar funds raised by nationwide appeals for flood victims is a good start.

"It is only fair that the Government should match the hard-earned money raised by communities around New Zealand.

"We now look forward to the release of the full package, and await confirmation that it will be of a similar nature to the package offered to the victims of Cyclone Bola.

"The lower North Island has suffered around $200 million in damage and it is going to take a long time for the area to get back on its feet."

Mr Power says he will continue to work hard to make sure the destruction in Rangitikei and Manawatu remains a priority for the Government.


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