Russell Coutts wins right to water greens

Russell Coutts wins right to water greens
The champion sailor can keep watering his private golf course overlooking Millbrook. (Image: Getty)
Paul McBeth
It wasn’t a hole in one, but Russell Coutts has won the right to keep his greens and fairways watered after some heated opposition from his neighbours on the Crown Terrace above Arrowtown.Commissioner Rob van Voorthuysen pared back what was already a reduced application to take water from two streams feeding into the Arrow River, setting limits on how much could keep the golf course green.The 36-hectare golf course – of which 20ha was earmarked for irrigation – accounted for a fraction of the overall water take of roughly 165h...

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