How to: Public comment on Hurunui / Waiau ZIP

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Agri interests are looking to dodge responsibility for Water Quality. Without satisfactory Land use and Water quality standards in place, the lower river will continue to decline. If the Hurunui district is determined to lay itself open to modern Agri business, then rules appropriate to big scale investment are essential first up.

At this stage the committee are favouring a Waitohi option for development which is off main stem and could be considered a lower order of loss when compared to upper Hurunui catchment. Sumner / Sth Branch are still on table as a possibility however, and from our point of view the full impacts of each project have been carefully screened from public scrutiny and have incomplete costings.


Also See the ECan plan for the river Hurunui and Waiau River Regional Plan