Green Party co-leader Dr Russel Norman is to see first hand from Federated Farmers the economic and environmental benefits that water storage projects can offer New Zealand. It will be an opportunity to see and hear a full and frank conversation between two sides that are often at different ends of the table. Federated Farmers hopes to show Dr Norman that water storage and the environment are not mutually exclusive.
What: Photo opportunity and an impromptu news conference.
When: Wednesday, 22 April 2009, from 11.30am - 12.30pm.
Where: The Opuha Dam, north of Fairlie.
Directions: For AA maps and driving directions follow this link: http://maps.aa.co.nz/directions/Timaru%2C+Timaru%2C+Timaru;2368621.84484738;5644288.82876709/Opuha+Dam+Road%2C+Fairlie%2C+Canterbury;2340078.84329918;5686791.10463535
- Once you have turned onto Opuha Dam Road follow it to the end and watch for the Opuha Dam signpost.
- From Timaru (78 kilometres about 1.22 drive time)
- From Christchurch (183 kilometres about 3’06” drive time)