Canterbury kayakers oppose irrigation scheme

2006-08-16T10:51:15+12:00

[16 August] Kayakers in Canterbury have joined forces to oppose the Central Plains Water scheme in order to protect the recreational amenity. A protest is planned against the Christchurch City Council who are supporting the scheme using ratepayer’s funds. Media release: Council-backed irrigation scheme threatens iconic river (PDF, 114k). Update 18 August: The demonstration against CCC’s involvement went well yesterday and gained media coverage: TVNZ and Press. PhotoChick has pictures. The NZRCA’s submission against the scheme (PDF, 160k) was compiled by Kieron Thorpe.

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