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North Canterbury's Amuri Irrigation Company (AIC) is pressing ahead with plans for a new irrigation scheme for the Hawarden/Waikari area, following a positive response from potential users.
With travelling irrigators being the preferred choice for dealing with dairy farm effluent in New Zealand, the sight of effluent tankers or manure spreaders is a relatively rare one.
The arguments advocating against sub surface irrigation are often over played, with the benefits ignored.
A Waitangi Tribunal report and recommendations on water ownership have put Māori rights and interests in freshwater firmly back in the public spotlight, just as the Government releases a raft of policy changes.
Restrictions on new dairy conversions and irrigation are coming as the Government grapples with improving waterways around the country.
Irrigating farmers in the Amuri district in North Canterbury are continuing to record improved environmental performance.
Nitrate levels in Christchurch’s drinking water are not expected to exceed safe drinking levels in the future, says Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd.