NZ Court In Fight Between Avocado Growers And Wetlands Conservation Lobby


A battle over the rights of a wetland and 17 avocado orchards to ground water will unfold in the Environment Court this week. The Department of Conservation (DOC) is appealing a resource consent granted by the Northland Regional Council allowing 17 avocado growers to take over two million cubic metres of water a year from the Aupouri aquifer.