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Farmers Grateful for Quake Zone Rural Relief Package

Farmers Grateful for Quake Zone Rural Relief Package

Source: Federated Farmers

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Financial relief announced today for quake-stricken North Canterbury and Marlborough farmers will go a long way towards getting these families back up and running.

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston says farmers will be pleased with the Government’s comprehensive range of $5 million in funding for various aspects of the quake response and recovery.

"The mayoral fund is specifically aimed at rural communities. It’s designed to help with restoring uninsured on-farm infrastructure like tracks, bridges and water reticulation.

"These are the aspects of a farm business that it is impossible to work without.

"Stock must have water. Stock must be able to be moved and fenced.

"This package will help with the basics of farm infrastructure that help farms stay in business and continue to contribute to the economy," William says.

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