University of Waikato economist Professor Graeme Doole will
provide training and advice to regional and central
government as they develop new policies to improve the water
quality of New Zealand’s rivers, lakes and streams.
With spring storm season fast approaching, North
Canterbury electricity lines company MainPower New Zealand
is warning tree owners about the dangers of trimming trees
that are too close or overhang power lines.
Recent rain has done little to help drought-hit north
Canterbury farmers. Support for the drought-affected east
coast of the South Island has been extended, with an
additional $100,000 made available to rural support trusts.