Water use concerning environmental groups

Posted 27/10/2018

Rural Life website

The Central Otago Environmental Society has added its voice to the debate over water management in Central Otago, members saying they are "deeply concerned'' about the pressure coming from farmers and other irrigators.

COES chairman Brian Turner said the society was one of several environmental groups that had "numerous concerns about the pressure being put on the ORC [Otago Regional Council] by some farming "interests'' who appear to believe that priority should be given to their perceived needs/requirements before broader concerns and values are looked at''.

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