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Approval for Rural Assistance Under Special Needs Grants Programme

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 primary 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 immediately after this approval is given and ending with the close of
30 September 2013, unless further extended by the Minister.
3. In this approval, affected areas means:
(a) The territories of the following local authorities:
(i) Far North District Council;
(ii) Whangarei District Council; and
(iii) Kaipara District Council.
(b) The local board areas of the following local boards (as those terms are defined in the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009) of the Auckland Council:
(i) Rodney Local Board;
(ii) Hibiscus and Bays Local Board;
(iii) Devonport-Takapuna Local Board;
(iv) Kaipatiki Local Board;
(v) Upper Harbour Local Board;
(vi) Great Barrier Local Board; and
(vii) Waiheke Local Board.
Dated at Wellington this 28th day of February 2013.
HON PAULA BENNETT, Minister for Social Development.
*New Zealand Gazette, 28 January 1999, No. 8, page 202