Have u seen Wainuia nasuta? It’s a rare land snail that is a threatened species. It's found in the NE part of the South Island. The Freshwater Investment Fund $$ for the #WaimeaCommunityDam will pay for pest mgt & conservation work to help this rare species thrive. PIC: Te Papa
Congratulations to both winners of the Young Vegetable Grower of the Year competition: Esteban Ibanez and Gurjant Singh. This is the first time in the competition’s history there are two winners. 👏👏👏👏👏 @HorticultureNZ
And another #Myth about cost: “The Dam is far too expensive.” – Waimea Information Network
#Fact: The #WaimeaCommunityDam is the only option that leverages private & govt funding to pay for nearly $50M of the $76M project, making it the most cost-effective option for ratepayers.
#Myth: the #WaimeaCommunityDam is “hugely expensive,” says the Waimea Information Network.
#Fact: Says what research? @IrrigationNZ research shows the estimated cost is comparable w other modern irrigation schemes. And the costs are being shared, a totally achievable solution.
We grow #kiwifruit in Tasman and it needs water to grow (surprise!). We need a secure water supply with the #WaimeaCommunityDam to take full advantage of the increase in GDP and the numbers of jobs created from this research/work. #waterfor100years