Freshwater meetings: Rural residents turn up in droves in Ashburton

Posted 11/10/2019

Source: NZ Herald


About 350 people attended a primary industry meeting on the Govt's new Essential Freshwater proposal at Hotel Ashburton earlier this month. Photo / Toni Williams


The rural community turned out in force to a Ministry for the Environment meeting in Ashburton earlier this month to hear discussion on the Government's Essential Freshwater proposal and to voice their concerns.

About 350 people turned up to Hotel Ashburton to hear Government representatives - the Ministry for the Environment's Martin Workman and Amanda Moran and the Ministry for Primary Industries' Charlotte Denny - outline the plan to improve water quality nationwide and how to protect productive land.

It was a chance for the rural people to express their opinions on the discussion document, which is out for consultation, and to encourage them to put in a submission on the document via the Ministry for the Environment website.


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