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Monday, 24 June 2013 11:10

Call for snow-raking volunteers extends to high country

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Federated Farmers and the Rural Support Trust are extending the call for volunteers to assist Canterbury High Country farms with snow-raking.

Volunteers in Canterbury are being asked to contact the Rural Support Trust's Allan Baird direct on 03 308 7594 or 0274 350 141 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteers from outside of Canterbury can also call the Rural Support Trust on 0800 787 254. Federated Farmers is further collating volunteers via our 0800 FARMING line (0800 327 646) and supplying these numbers to the Rural Support Trust.

Because the High Country can be treacherous volunteers will need to be experienced in working in alpine conditions and equipped accordingly. Conditions in winter are especially harsh so volunteers will need to carry a suitably stocked daypack.

The Feds say the call for volunteers in Otago has seen an excellent response and Otago now has a good number of volunteers.

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