Fish and Game - Farming sector urged to back Water Conservation Order

Fish and Game - Farming sector urged to back Water Conservation Order

The farming sector is being urged to build on its pledge to make all rivers swimmable by backing the application for a Water Conservation Order on Hawke’s Bay’s Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers.

The surprise pledge for swimmable rivers was made yesterday by Federated Farmers, Fonterra, Dairy New Zealand, Beef and Lamb and other major industry bodies.

The groups made the announcement on the banks of the Ngaruroro River.

Fish & Game chief executive Bryce Johnson has welcomed the promise and says they need to demonstrate their commitment with positive action.

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