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Stop big irrigation and Save Our Rivers

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:09 am
by Kiwioz
Here's a chance to do something positive!

Call on the Tasman District Councillors to ban taking any more water from Te Waikoropupū springs for industrial dairying.

Te Waikoropupū (Pupū) springs in Golden bay has some of the clearest waters ever measured on earth.

Right now they are under threat from an extreme proposal to take water from the rivers that feed the springs and use it to water grass for more dairy cows. More cows would mean more pollution in these pristine springs.
Sign the petition here to protect the Springs and support a Water Conservation order.
https://www.toko.org.nz/petitions/save- ... ct-council

Turning water to crap has gone far enough!
Cheers,
Kiwioz

Re: Stop big irrigation and Save Our Rivers

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:06 pm
by fraser hocks
Well said bro. Petition signed! Let us know if there is anything else we can do?

Right now are rivers are super low and all I seem to see is irrigators going flat out to water paddocks? I just hope that Jacinda is hearing the cry from the public that we ain't happy about the wanton destruction of our rivers, for a quick farming buck! :x

Re: Stop big irrigation and Save Our Rivers

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:47 pm
by Steve
Signed too - think it is under consideration for a conservation order isn't it? Not that that necessarily stops instigators nicking he water as in Canterbury!

Re: Stop big irrigation and Save Our Rivers

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:45 am
by Boisker
The level of irrigation in NZ amazed me when we visited last Feb.... flew into Christchurch and drove to Oamaru on the first day... pretty much the whole way was wall to wall irrigation... a real eye opener, we have issues with water abstraction in the U.K. but not on that level... industrial in scale.... depressing, farming with no care for the environment... will sign later.

Re: Stop big irrigation and Save Our Rivers

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:28 pm
by the_skunk_whisperer
It's a pretty depressing drive through the area around Tarras too. I only do it at night nowadays.