Stuff - Many ways for our crop growers to adapt to climate change

Stuff - Many ways for our crop growers to adapt to climate change

Our summers are getting hotter but winters are not getting colder - the last summer was the hottest ever on record. Climate change affects many aspects of our life, including what we eat. It will influence what is available at the supermarket, when we get our food, where it comes from, and how much we pay for it. 

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Hawkes Bay Today - Plan which would "decimate" Hawke's Bay's horticulture unanimously opposed by HBRC

Hawkes Bay Today - Plan which would "decimate" Hawke's Bay's horticulture unanimously opposed by HBRC

Hawke's Bay's biggest environmental agency will be opposing a protection measure for two of the region's major waterways.

A Water Conservation Order has been applied for, which would cover the entire Ngaruroro, and 7km of the Clive rivers. It is designed to recognise and preserve the "outstanding values" of specific water bodies.

Such an order can impose restrictions, or prohibitions on how water from these bodies is used - which has raised concerns the order could result in job losses.

Yesterday, the Hawke's Bay Regional Council voted unanimously to oppose the order application.

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