Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Summer low river flows and restrictions

Horizons Regional Council’s extensive data network monitors rainfall and river levels throughout the region.

The current low river flows across the region are not unusual for this time of year, however it is a timely reminder for water take consent holders to regularly monitor the river flow information and restriction requirements on the Horizons’ website.

Horizons has a close relationship with the region’s Rural Community via the Manawatu-Wanganui Rural Coordination Group and will be working with the group moving forward to keep them informed of the developing situation.

Horizons reminds all water take consent holders to comply with the conditions of their consents and to check the expiry dates.

• Water takes for uses other than domestic and stock drinking water supplies are generally required to stop taking or reduce when the river is below minimum flow. This can also apply to groundwater abstractions that are connected to rivers (riparian takes).
• Domestic and stock drinking water supplies are essential and can continue below minimum flows in accordance with consent conditions;
• Check and understand your individual resource consent conditions – contact Horizons if you’re unclear on what they mean;
• Irrigation consultants can give you advice on designing and operating your irrigation system to ensure you are in the best position for the summer season;
• Use Horizons’ website to help you manage your abstractions as river flows change over the summer – register for WaterMatters to view your telemetered water use data and other information relevant to your specific consent. http://www.horizons.govt.nz/managing-natural-resources/water/water-matters

A Low Flow Restrictions Summary table can be found on Horizons website, indicating where restrictions are already in place as well as those nearing restriction levels, and the number of consent holders restrictions may affect. https://www.horizons.govt.nz/managing-natural-resources/water/low-flow-restrictions-summary

Members of the public are also asked to adhere to any water restrictions their city and district councils put in place.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Bid

Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic nomination is taking on an air of inevitability, and that likelihood has been met with elation by some people, and feelings of dread in others. Is the Vermont senator the party’s best hope of motivating and leading an inspirational movement to defeat Donald Trump in November, or would he be the easiest opponent of them all for Trump to stigmatise, isolate and defeat? Is Bernie Sanders a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform America, or a once- in-a -generation calamity who is likely to entrench in power the worst President in American history? No pressure, people. More>>

First Published on Werewolf here


 

NZ Government: 18,400 Children Lifted Out Of Poverty

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed new reporting showing the Coalition Government is on track to meet its child poverty targets, with 18,400 children lifted out of poverty as a result of the Families Package... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Our Unreal Optimism About The Economic Impact Of Coronavirus

At this week’s Chinese New Year celebrations, PM Jacinda Ardern was resolutely upbeat that business with China would soon bounce back to normal – better than ever, even - once the coronavirus epidemic has been brought under control. To Ardern, ... More>>

ALSO:

Vaping: Government To Regulate Products

No sales to under-18-year-olds No advertising and sponsorship of vaping products and e-cigarettes No vaping or smokeless tobacco in smokefree areas Regulates vaping product safety comprehensively, - including devices, flavours and ingredients Ensure ... More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On The Political Donations Scandals
Even paranoids have real enemies. While there has been something delusionary about the way New Zealand First has been living in denial about its donations scandal, one can sympathise with its indignation about Paula Bennett and Simon Bridges being among its chief accusers. More>>

ALSO:

UN Expert: NZ Housing Crisis Requires Bold Human Rights Response

This is a press statement from UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing at the end of her 10-day visit to New Zealand. The Government of New Zealand has recognized that the country is facing a housing crisis, said Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur ... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels