28 Apr 2016

Hawkes Bay water storage scheme to proceed

From Nine To Noon, 9:37 am on 28 April 2016

The controvertial Hawkes Bay water storage plan with a billion dollar price tag is set to proceed, with 196 farmers having agreed to buy water. The Ruataniwha Dam scheme to provide irrigation for drought-plagued farmers has been criticised for being too expensive, a poor use of public money, and detrimental to the environment because it would enable more intensive farming in Central Hawke's Bay. The chairman of the Hawkes Bay Regional Investment Company is Andy Pearce