Recent news stories and media statements from other parties about the Dam.

July 24, 2017

New Review Compares Waimea Community Dam with Alternatives

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 “A review of all the reasonable alternatives to a dam in the Lee Valley for solving the Nelson Tasman region’s summer water shortages shows the Waimea Community Dam is the cheapest and most viable… Read More

June 28, 2017

Waimea dam plan best long-term solution for region: deputy mayor Tim King

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 “Tasman district deputy mayor Tim King appears rock steady as a river of anti-dam sentiment flows around him. “‘I’ve been involved in this for the entire time, from 2000-01 … and I genuinely believe… Read More

June 28, 2017

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

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 “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… Read More

June 28, 2017

A river runs through Waimea dam debate

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 “Nelson-Marlborough Fish & Game manager Rhys Barrier wants to keep clear of the politics surrounding the proposed Waimea dam. “His sights are fixed on a minimum flow for the Waimea River so its “life… Read More

June 15, 2017

Dam Negotiations Will Continue to Secure Urban Water Supply, Council Confirms

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 “The Tasman District Council has confirmed negotiations to secure the region’s water supply for the next 100 years are too important to be abandoned, agreeing to continue negotiations between the Council and Waimea Irrigators… Read More

March 30, 2017

Smaller landowners support the dam

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 “Owners of the popular vegetable and fruit stall 185 Hope, Gavin Williams and Angela Penman say their business won’t survive without water from the proposed Waimea Community Dam. “So it’s not surprising that Gavin… Read More

February 18, 2017

What happens if the Waimea Community Dam isn’t built?

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 “Tasman District Council can not drag its feet in exploring possible alternative urban water sources if the proposed Waimea Community Dam does not go ahead because it has to meet Richmond’s growing demand for… Read More