John Carter: Drought-stricken Northland receives government support

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There is gratitude in the Far North for government support to help residents get water to their homes and businesses.
The area is in the middle of a serious drought.
$2 million from the Provincial Growth Fund will go into setting up temporary water supplies in Kaikohe and Kaitaia.
The Far North Council is putting $400,000 towards it.
Mayor John Carter told Kate Hawkesby good progress is being made on short-term solutions.
"The council is working with local government and officials on longer term solutions."
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