An amendment to this notice was published on 15 September 2016, Issue No. 81, Notice No. 2016-go5309.

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Extension of Approval for Rural Assistance Under Special Needs Grants Programme

Under clauses 18.2 and 18.6 of the Special Needs Grants Programme (“programme”), as established and approved on 18 December 1998* under section 124(1)(d) of the Social Security Act 1964, I extend the approvals given on 18 February 2015 for Part 6 of the programme to apply to specified farmers until the close of 28 February 2017.

Dated this 20th day of June 2016.

Hon ANNE TOLLEY, Minister for Social Development.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the instrument but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This instrument extends, until 28 February 2017, the approvals under Part 6 of the Special Needs Grant Programme for rural assistance payments to be made to eligible farmers whose land based industries are affected by drought in parts of the following local authorities:

  • Ashburton District Council
  • Central Otago District Council
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Dunedin City Council.
  • Hurunui District Council
  • Kaikoura District Council
  • Mackenzie District Council
  • Marlborough District Council
  • Selwyn District Council
  • Timaru District Council
  • Waimakariri District Council
  • Waimate District Council
  • Waitaki District Council

* New Zealand Gazette, 28 January 1999, No. 8, page 202