16 Dec 2021

Ruataniwha water plan labelled gain or greed

From Morning Report, 6:20 am on 16 December 2021

A controversial attempt to get water from the Ruataniwha Basin in Hawke's Bay is angering some in the community.

Eight farms want to take 15 million cubic metres of water out of the local aquifer for extra irrigation.

Water security is the top issue for many in the rural district of Central Hawke's Bay - and some say the move is for nothing but personal gain.