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3Approval for Rural Assistance Under Special Needs Grants Programme

Under clauses 18.2 and 18.6 of the Special Needs Grants Programme ("the programme"), as established and approved on 18 December 1998* under section 124(1)(d) of the Social Security Act 1964, I give my approval for Part 6 of the programme to apply as follows:
Rural Assistance - Farmers
1. Farmers in the affected areas whose land-based industries are directly affected by drought are eligible
to be considered for financial assistance under Part 6 of the programme.
2. In relation to such farmers, Part 6 of the programme applies for the period beginning on 28 April 2010 and ending with the close of 30 September 2010, unless further extended by the Minister.
3. In this approval, affected areas means the Great Barrier Island and the territories of the following local authorities:
Opotiki District Council
Whakatane District Council
Kawerau District Council
Rotorua District Council
Western Bay of Plenty District Council
Tauranga City Council
South Taranaki District Council
Dated this 27th day of April 2010.
HON PAULA BENNETT, Minister for Social Development and Employment.
*New Zealand Gazette, 28 January 1999, No. 8, page 202