12 Mar 2020

'We just need rain' - Farmer on drought declaration

From Morning Report, 7:36 am on 12 March 2020

Damien O'Connor has made drought declaration that covers the entire North Island, parts of the South Island and the Chatham Islands and has allocated $2 million to help those struggling to survive.

Some of relief package money will be used to set up a feed working group and to fund more psychosocial support for farmers and growers.

Kerry Irvine, a sheep and beef farmer in Tapawera, speaks to Susie Ferguson.

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