The Country - Hawke's Bay rallies to fight water conservation order

"Hawke's Bay for Hawke's Bay" was the message delivered at last night's meeting, held to take a stand against the proposed water conservation order.

The WCO, requested to Environment Minister Nick Smith, has come under fire after local farmers, business owners, authorities and environmental groups believe it will be "detrimental" to the Bay's economy.

If the WCO comes into affect restrictions or prohibitions will be put in place on how water from the Ngaruroro and Clive River can be used, which could result in a vast number of jobs being lost.

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