Federated Farmers supports water grab from Hurunui River


North Canterbury Federated Farmers has expressed support for the Hurunui Irrigation and Power Trust’s proposals to dam the Hurunui river while the Hurunui District Council has carefully distanced itself and Forest & Bird have denounced the proposal. Meanwhile Ecan are holding a meeting regarding Hurunui River Resource Management Planning (7pm, Thursday 9 May at Hurunui District Council offices) to discuss with stakeholders the various studies and reports that have been produced to date, and what might be needed to plan the future management of the river.