INDEPENDENT NEWS

Govt. to make early contribution to Waihi fund

Published: Thu 20 Dec 2001 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 19 December 2001 Media Statement
Government to make early contribution to Waihi fund.
Associate Energy Minister Paul Swain says the government will make an immediate contribution of $10 000 to the Hauraki District Council’s mayoral relief fund for those affected by the subsidence in Waihi.
“That contribution matches the combined contributions made so far by the Hauraki District Council and the Waihi Mining Company,” Paul Swain said.
“The purpose of the mayoral relief fund is to give the local Mayor seeding money to encourage donations from the public toward meeting the immediate needs of those affected.
“Such funds have proved to be a very successful mechanism for alleviating the immediate distress this type of event causes’
“The contribution announced today would not affect any other assistance that government, or other parties, may contribute later on,” Paul Swain said.
ENDS

Next in New Zealand politics

Opportunity To Shape NZ’s First Emissions Reduction Plan
By: New Zealand Government
Government Books Show Resilient And Strong Economy
By: New Zealand Government
Health System Is Ready For Assisted-dying Law
By: New Zealand Government
Mandatory Vaccination For Two Workforces
By: New Zealand Government
Green Party Deeply Concerned Space Launches May Be Breaching Nuclear-free Laws
By: Green Party
Call For Mandatory Vaccination Of Children’s Workforce
By: Office of the Children's Commissioner
James Shaw Moves From Climate Tsar To Economic Controller
By: New Zealand National Party
Outsourcing Emissions Shouldn’t Be At The Core Of Our Emissions Reductions Plan
By: FIRST Union
Greater Wellington Wants Action On The Emission Reduction Plan
By: Greater Wellington Regional Council
Action On Emissions Reduction Welcome
By: Business NZ
ACT Welcomes End Of Life Choice Milestone
By: ACT New Zealand
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media