Posts tagged "Marlborough District Council"

Restrictions loom for river irrigators in Marlborough

[28 January/Stuff] Record-high temperatures could see water restrictions introduced in Marlborough in the near future. Data indicates that minimum flow rates for the Rai, Waihopai and Wairau Rivers’ are rapidly being approached and surface water “takes” were expected to be halted in early February. Marlborough District Council hydrologist Val Wadsworth said it was trying to...

Wine research centre needs Marlborough District Council funding

[Marlborough Express/ 9 June] New Zealand Winegrowers believes that the proposed New Zealand Research Institute of Viticulture and Oenology is set to get the green light from the government and secure $25 million of funding but it will need support from the local council.  The centre will be a world class research facility, placing the...

Marlborough Environment Plan’s marine farming rules delayed

[22 May/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] Marlborough Sounds Mayor, Alistair Sowman said the council had decided to delay the release of the aquaculture chapter in the Marlborough Environment Plan. After 10 years of consultation, the Marlborough Environment Plan was due to outline how aquaculture fitted into the sustainable management of the Marlborough Sounds for the...

$895k for Marlborough irrigation

 [23 March/ Rural News] Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy said he welcomed the $895,000 of funding for the Flaxbourne Community Irrigation Scheme in Marlborough. The funding would come from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Irrigation Acceleration Fund and would help the Marlborough District Council complete concept designs, finalise funding arrangements, and begin the detailed design...

Okiwi Bay residents ready to fight fish factory in Marlborough Sounds

[24 February/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] Nelson Environmental Scientist, Henry Hudson has been commissioned by the residents of a secluded bay in the Marlborough Sounds to write a submission to stop a multinational company from establishing a fish facility in the area. Dutch owned Skretting Ltd applied to the Marlborough District Council for resource consent...

Marine pest hitches ride on boat to Pelorus Sound in Marlborough

 [24 December/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] Marlborough District Council Biosecurity Manager, Jono Underwood said the new outbreak of sea squirt, also known as styela clava, has the potential to threaten the regions aquaculture industry if it becomes established. An infestation of nine sea squirt were found in the Sounds after being brought into the area...

Constellation to expand Blenheim winery?

[13 November/ The Marlborough Express] Constellation Brands New Zealand has applied to extend its Drylands winery, allowing it to double its annual processing capacity to 40 million litres. The company has invested in grape production in Marlborough and wanted to make a further investment in wine processing, with a focus on sauvignon blanc. The company...