The Mayoral Disaster Relief Fund criteria has been extended to include partial reimbursement of freight costs incurred between 8 February and 29 March, for those farmers who brought in feed into the Tasman District. Additional funds have been received from the Ministry of Primary Industries to cover these costs.

Mayor Richard Kempthorne said it was great to see the Ministry of Primary Industries and Council working closely together to address farmer needs and recovery.

When applying online via the Mayoral Disaster Relief Fund, please ensure you attach your invoice/receipt for freight of additional feed. Applications for the partial reimbursement of freight will close on 5 April. These applications will be assessed after 5 April to be paid by 20 May.

For more information please contact Mayoral Disaster Relief Fund coordinator Sandie Hutchinson on 03 5438512.