Under clauses 18.2 and 18.6 of the Special Needs Grants Programme, as established and approved on 18 December 1998* under section 124(1)(d) of the Social Security Act 1964 (the programme), 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 the storm in Southland on 17 or 18 September 2010 and following days 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 11 October 2010 and ending with the close of 30 June 2011, unless further extended by the Minister.
3. In this approval, affected areas means the territories of the following local authorities:
Clutha District Council
Dunedin City Council
Gore District Council
Invercargill City Council
Southland District Council
Dated this 10th day of October 2010.
HON TONY RYALL, for Minister for Social Development and Employment.
*New Zealand Gazette, 28 January 1999, No. 8, page 202