Farmers and growers have the chance to raise money for rural schools and rescue helicopters simply by buying fertiliser between now and the end of next month.
The annual Cash for Communities programme is run by PGG Wrightson in association with Ballance, with Wrightsons donating $1 for every tonne of Ballance Agri-Nutrients fertiliser bought by account holders from their local store before the end of November.
Farmers can then nominate their preferred local school or rescue helicopter service online at cashforcommunities.co.nz by entering their PGG Wrightson account number and choosing their nominated recipient from a list.
In addition, every school nominated will go into a draw for the chance to win several Apple iPads, with the school receiving the highest number of nominations winning three Apple iPad Pros and the school in second place getting two iPads.
PGG Wrightson says Cash for Communities has raised more than $455,000 for rural schools and community organisations throughout New Zealand since the programme started six years ago. Last year, more than 600 farmers got involved and raised over $31,000.