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Monday, March 10, 2014

Survey shows Kiwis wary of large-scale irrigation schemes impact on waterways...

A new independent survey shows an overwhelming majority of Kiwis don’t want large-scale irrigation schemes and intensive agriculture expansion if there is failure to protect downstream waterways so that they remain safe for swimming, fishing and food gathering.
The ‘Farming and the Environment Survey’ of 3134 respondents aged 18+ was commissioned by Fish & Game NZ and conducted independently by Horizon Research Limited, with a margin of error of just ±1.8%.
Fish & Game NZ chief executive Bryce Johnson says while the organisation’s primary interest relates to the habitat of trout and salmon and the pursuits of freshwater angling and game bird hunting which are enjoyed by many thousands of New Zealanders, this research proves that Fish & Game and the wider public are united when it comes to freshwater issues.

http://www.fishandgame.org.nz/newsitem/kiwis-wary-irrigation-impacts-waterways-survey 

2 Comments:

At March 11, 2014 at 1:04 PM , Blogger Snowbird said...

Well done Kiwi's/xxx

 
At March 12, 2014 at 3:49 AM , Blogger peter petterson said...

We have to be wary of farmers activities which can include run-off from cattle on dairy farms.

 

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