Green Party ignoring Waimea’s environmental benefits

Wed, 9 Aug 2017

“Green Party MP Catherine Delahunty has overlooked the environmental benefits the proposed Waimea Community Dam will bring the Tasman community, says IrrigationNZ Chairperson Nicky Hyslop.

“‘It’s unusual for IrrigationNZ to have to remind the Green Party of the environmental issues at stake here. Yes there are costs attached, but there’s a range of water quality and water quantity concerns that the dam will address. Augmenting stream flows and providing flushes to prevent the build up of algae in the river are just two of Waimea’s environmental advantages,’ says Mrs Hyslop.”

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