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Govt to honour earlier irrigation commitments


The Government has begun winding down public subsidies for large-scale irrigation projects, but has agreed to honour previous commitments to existing schemes and three that are still in the works.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson said the wind-down - signalled in the Government's confidence and supply agreement - came after a review into how to tail off funding through Crown Irrigation Investments Ltd (CIIL), while honouring existing commitments. Read more