Rangitata River (Photo: Chris Hutching)

Agribusiness Rich Listers at odds over $115m Rangitata water scheme

Tue 19 Jan 1

The cost has blown out to more than $115m and the time to complete the reservoirs has increased from two to more than four years.

Nicky Hyslop

2015 IN REVIEW: Dry summer puts pressure on irrigation projects

Holiday Review 18

OPINION: Progress is slow but water storage and management is recognised as essential to future prosperity.

Dame Margaret Bazley

Ecan commissioners slightly cheaper, Ngai Tahu seeks greater unelected powers

Tue 1 Dec 2

Environment Canterbury commissioners cost Cantabrian ratepayers slightly less this year - with special audio feature.

The St James starts at the tarn at the top of the Lewis Pass with a great view, often, of Faerie Queen and Gloriana

Rich Lister Rooney knocked back on high country scheme

Mon 30 Nov

Gary Rooney and business partners wanted to build two irrigation and hydro electric dams in the Lewis Pass in Canterbury’s high country.

FUNDING FAILURE: Sir Neville Jordan, an investor in both companies says there are big issues to debate

Weighing irrigation options

Fri 14 Aug

The pros and cons of cooperative schemes versus private ownership


Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings (Tinaz Karbhari)

The eternal sunshine of the dauntless dairy farmer


Dairying is the path to wealth, so it must make sense to borrow more, invest more and irrigate more to produce more milk.


Tim Hunter discusses his latest column on NBR Radio and on demand via MyNBR Radio.


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