Coutts versus Weldon in Central Otago water stoush

Coutts versus Weldon in Central Otago water stoush
The champion sailor wants to expand his private golf course to a full 18 holes. (Image: Getty)
Paul McBeth
Russell Coutts has taken a pointed jab at neighbour Mark Weldon’s lap pool as the champion sailor prepares to defend his application to renew water permits that would keep his private golf course green during scorching Central Otago summers.The Coutts family is preparing to mount their case at a hearing in Queenstown this week, facing objections from their neighbours on the Crown Terrace above Arrowtown, whose chief concern is that the water will keep the champion sailor’s private golf course in pristine condition to their detriment...

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