Radio NZ: Organics organisation awaits funding decision

Organics Aotearoa New Zealand, which was founded as a service to those wanting to convert to organic methods of farming/growing, is waiting to hear whether its government funding will continue past the current funding phase, due to end in June next year.

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“The Governent also provided about $2 million over three years towards an advisory service to help growers and farmers converting to organic procuction.

“That funding has now finished and support for OANZ is due to end in June next year, as well.

“Chief executive Jon Tanner says it’s not clear at this stage whether any of that Government support will be continued.

“He says the organisation hopes to be self-funding in a few years, but needs Government support at present.”