A Waitangi Tribunal report and recommendations on water ownership have put Māori rights and interests in freshwater firmly back in the public spotlight, just as the Government releases a raft of policy changes.
Restrictions on new dairy conversions and irrigation are coming as the Government grapples with improving waterways around the country.
Irrigating farmers in the Amuri district in North Canterbury are continuing to record improved environmental performance.
Nitrate levels in Christchurch’s drinking water are not expected to exceed safe drinking levels in the future, says Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd.
Nitrate levels in Christchurch drinking water are not expected to exceed safe drinking levels in the future, says Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd.
The Falls Dam irrigation project in the Manuherikia catchment, near Alexandra, has been put on hold because of uncertainty over water allocations.
Irrigation NZ says the recent announcement of $30.6 million in Provincial Growth Funding for water projects in Hawke’s Bay will be critical to support the region’s continued prosperity and wellbeing.
Amuri Irrigation Company (AIC) is formally seeking farmer investment in a $79 million, 7000 - 9000ha piped irrigation scheme for the Hawarden basin area, south of the Hurunui River in North Canterbury.
The latest summer has once again highlighted the fragility of relying on river sources for irrigation in Marlborough.