Failure to build Waimea Dam would put 75 jobs ‘in jeopardy’

“Waimea Nurseries is likely to shift its operations from Nelson to the North Island if the proposed Waimea dam doesn’t get the nod, according to one of its directors.

“Bruno Simpson, who’s also development manager for the Waimea Plains-based company that employs 75 permanent staff and up to an additional 95 at peak times, spoke directly to Tasman district councillors in support of the dam project.”