19 Apr 2014

Weather affects Poppy Day sales

5:57 am on 19 April 2014

The Returned & Services Association says fewer poppies were probably sold on the street this year because of the rough weather.

Anzac poppy.

Photo: PHOTO NZ

The association's annual Poppy Day on Thursday coincided with a storm that swept the country.

RSA chief executive David Moger said people were out selling all the same.

He said opportunities remain to buy poppies at places like Z service stations and ANZ bank branches before Anzac Day on 25 April.

Mr Moger said the RSA will probably get figures of Poppy Day sales next week.