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Cabinet Minute: CBC-20-MIN-0033-01 Oral Item: Update on North Island Drought
Portfolio Civil Defence
On 22 April 2020, the Cabinet Business Committee
1noted the update from the Minister of Civil Defence on the North Island Drought situation;
2noted that despite rainfall in many parts of the North Island this week, drought conditions remain in parts of Auckland, North Waikato and the Coromandel Peninsula;
4 noted that the Ministry for Primary Industries is working with affected farmers on managing their feed stock supplies.