Farming contributes to ‘widespread and permanent’ Mackenzie ecosystem loss

The Mackenzie Basin between Twizel and Omarama in 2010.

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The Mackenzie Basin between Twizel and Omarama in 2010.

Intensive farming in the Mackenzie BasinĀ is contributing to the permanent loss of ecosystems found nowhere else in the world, experts say.

A decade-long legal battle over proposed rules that would limit development in the area is continuing in the Environment Court in Christchurch.

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