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Notice Under the Social Security Act 2018

Notice is given of the making of the following instrument by the Minister for Social Development and Employment

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Clauses 18.2 and 18.6 of the Special Needs Grants Programme established and approved on 18 December 1998 under section 124(1)(d) of the Social Security Act 1964 (“programme”), and saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018

Approval for rural assistance under Special Needs Grants Programme


A copy of the instrument is available for free at:

This instrument, which comes into force on 2 August 2021, gives approval for payments under Part 6 of the programme to farmers affected by drought or flood or by both drought and flood in the territories of the following local authorities:

  1. Marlborough District Council:
  2. Kaikoura District Council:
  3. Hurunui District Council:
  4. Selwyn District Council:
  5. Waimakariri District Council:
  6. Christchurch City Council:
  7. Ashburton District Council:
  8. Timaru District Council:
  9. Mackenzie District Council:
  10. Waimate District Council:
  11. Waitaki District Council:
  12. Central Otago District Council:
  13. Queenstown Lakes District Council:
  14. Dunedin City Council:
  15. Clutha District Council:
  16. Chatham Islands District Council:
  17. Buller District Council:
  18. Grey District Council:
  19. Westland District Council:
  20. Tasman District Council.

The approval applies between 2 August 2021 and the close of 1 August 2022.

The instrument is a disallowable instrument for the purposes of the Legislation Act 2012 and is administered by the Ministry for Social Development.

Dated this 28th day of July 2021.

Hon CARMEL SEPULONI, Minister for Social Development and Employment.