Farming in the Hurunui

It's not easy farming in Hurunui district without a reliable supply of water. View the documentary 'Dam It' below for real life stories of how farming families have adjusted and what irrigation would mean for them. 




Long-time Hurunui farmer Dougal Norrie writes about changes in the district since he started farming and why he supports the Hurunui Water Project.
Dougal-Norrie-Statement.pdf (15KB)


Former Mayor Garry Jackson writes in the Christchurch Press about his support for the Canterbury Water Management Strategy and why city people and country people need to work together on the management of water. HDC-All-for-Water-Water-for-All-article-by-Garry-Jackson.pdf (21KB)