Benmore irrigation scheme plans expansion, opponents warn of effect on wildlife

Banded dotterell may be at risk if Benmore Irrigation Company's plans to expand are approved.

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(Banded dotterell may be at risk if Benmore Irrigation Company’s plans to expand are approved)

If an application to extend irrigation between Lake Ruataniwha and Little Ben, towards Omarama, is approved it will be “another nail in the coffin” of several species and plants, Forest and Bird says.

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