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Concern about adverse effects of increased irrigation


Irrigation is increasing on Rangitikei's coastal sand country and Horizons Regional Council has measures in place to pull it back if there are adverse effects.

Over the last five years more and deeper bores have been sunk, Horizons science and innovation manager Abby Matthews said. Land use is changing from a mix of sheep and beef and forestry to dairy, irrigated sheep and beef, cropping and some horticulture. See More