Canterbury farmers to get aid because of snow
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
The aid package will provide four regional offices for co-ordination, food supplies and ongoing support.
The Federated Farmers for mid Canterbury say that the aid will be a start to what looks like a tough winter. President of the mid Canterbury Federated Farmers Rupert Curd says, "It is too early to say exactly how much help the relief package will provide."
The snow has not yet reached a crisis point.
The Insurance Council has estimated the cost of the snow storm has reached $35 million so far. Chief Executive of the Insurance Council says, "There has been damage to homes, commercial premises both on farms and in town and vehicles. Businesspeople who have been without power are also claiming for loss of income."
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