Our Team Auckland Central | Tuariki Delamere Banks Peninsula | Ben Atkinson Bay of Plenty | Chris Jenkins Coromandel | Rob Hunter Dunedin | Ben Peters Epsom | Adriana Christie Hamilton East | Naomi Pocock Hamilton West | Hayden Cargo Hutt South | Ben Wylie-van Eerd Mount Albert | Cameron Lord Nelson | Mathew Pottinger New Plymouth | Dan Thurston-Crow North Shore | Shai Navot Northland | Helen Jeremiah Ōhāriu | Jessica Hammond Rongotai | Geoff Simmons Southland | Joel Rowlands Tauranga | Andrew Caie Te Atatū | Brendon Monk Wellington Central | Abe Gray Whangārei | Ciara Swords
- News & Events
Give incentives to farmers and communities toepair their water, by catchment. all.
Sorry, the title went ahead before I'd finished fixing it. Charging water exports is all you can really do because charging agriculture for irrigation is actually charging those who are already making a big impact in reducing pollution. Instead of stripping money from farmers you should be giving them money to plant riparian strips along rivers. Research has shown that irrigated farms cause less pollution due to the live plants utilising all of the nitrates that would otherwise leach into the water table. If you want to stop agricultural pollution then you should help us, not penalise us. Also saying that farmers don't pay for water is absolutely stupid. The amount of jobs they create by installing irrigation systems is huge. The community cash flow is huge. Their power bills are enormous.
Do you like this suggestion?