INDEPENDENT NEWS

Haylage to Marlborough

Published: Wed 20 Jun 2001 05:44 PM
WAIKATO PROVINCE
19 June 2001 PR 87/2001
Haylage to Marlborough
Waikato Federated Farmers are working with the Marlborough Drought Relief Committee to arrange the purchase and transport of up to 3000 bales of haylage for fire and drought stricken Marlborough farmers.
Waikato based contractor, Murray Tipler is co-ordinating the transporting of bales from areas around the ports of Whangarei and Tauranga from where they will be transported by barge to Picton. The barge will depart from Whangarei on 16 July, stopping at Tauranga 18-20 July and Napier if required. Farmers in the Whangarei and Tauranga areas who have haylage for sale are asked to contact Murray Tipler on PH/FX 07 829 9797 to discuss purchase and collection.
"Almost 2000 bales have already been identified. All these bales have been held for more than 6 weeks and present little risk of spreading clover root weevil," said Marlborough Drought Relief Committee coordinator Chris Le Cren.
"The situation in Marlborough is still very serious. While 40mm of rain fell in the region on Saturday, this was the first significant fall since October. Much more is needed. Many farmers are still suffering the effects of the Boxing Day fires on top of the prolonged drought. We know of 56 farmers who urgently need supplementary feed now," said Mr Le Cren.
For more information Murray Tipler, PH 07 829 9797 Chris le Cren, PH 03 572 9696, or 025 372 093

Next in Business, Science, and Tech

Govt raids PGT for $40M top-up to rural broadband roll-out
By: BusinessDesk
Auckland-Chicago named a top 10 ‘most exciting’ new route
By: Air New Zealand
ESR ups its reporting on Meningococcal disease
By: ESR
Game-changing technology for 3D printing tiny structures
By: KiwiNet
PGF to improve regional digital connectivity
By: New Zealand Government
PGF investment in Manawatū-Whanganui
By: New Zealand Government
PGF investment in Advanced Aviation Hub in Whanganui
By: New Zealand Government
PGF investing to expand National Driver Training Centre
By: New Zealand Government
PGF investment to fast track regional freight hub
By: New Zealand Government
$48 million Provincial Growth Fund announcements welcomed
By: Horizons Regional Council
High unemployment drives teen to transform his district
By: Horowhenua District Council
Manawatu-Whanganui PGF spending is just picking winners
By: New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
Meningococcal W – Expert Reaction
By: Science Media Centre
Increased vigilance needed for meningococcal disease
By: Ministry of Health
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media