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2008-08-26 15:00:46

By GORMAN, Paul PUBLIC BRIEFINGS * Tomorrow, 5.30pm-7pm, Rolleston Community Centre. * September 1, 2.30pm-4pm, Our City, corner of Worcester Boulevard and Oxford Terrace. * September 1, 6pm-7.30pm, Riverside Church Hall, Kaiapoi. * September 2, 6pm-7.30pm, Woodend Community Hall.

2008-08-25 15:00:36

WATER BATTLE SITES Central Plains Water scheme: involves taking water from the Rakaia and Waimakariri rivers and storing it in a reservoir in the dammed Waianiwaniwa Valley. The water will be used to irrigate 60,000ha bounded by the rivers, SH1 and the Malvern foothills.

2008-08-24 15:00:21

By GORMAN, Paul When a fight over water breaks out, the battleground is usually the Resource Management Act. But can the act contain this rush for liquid gold? PAUL GORMAN reports. .

2008-08-10 15:00:21

By BRISTOW, Robyn A proposed multimillion-dollar irrigation scheme in North Canterbury has been delayed. The scheme is based on Lake Sumner and the south branch of the Hurunui River.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.