Govt watching Ruataniwha nitrogen limits issue closely

Mon, 26 May 2014

By Pattrick Smellie May. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister John Key says the government is not ready to intervene to reduce nitrogen levels set for rivers affected by the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme, preferring to let the issue go to court first. He was speaking at his post-Cabinet press conference following the release of a map produced by the state water and atmospheric science agency NIWA showing the ruling by the Board of Inquiry on the Hawke's Bay irrigation scheme on nitrogen levels in the Tukituki River could "devastate farmin...

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