The Country - Anger at Tourism Industry Aotearoa backing of water order

A national tourism association's backing of a water conservation order for two Hawke's Bay Rivers has angered local bodies.

Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) made a submission to the Environmental Protection Authority in support of the proposed water conservation order (WCO) for the Ngaruroro and Clive rivers last Thursday.

The initial application, which was submitted by five entities, was referred to a special tribunal by Environment Minister Nick Smith, with public submissions closing last Thursday.

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