7 Feb 2017

Braided rivers eaten away by agriculture

From Nine To Noon, 9:29 am on 7 February 2017

A report by Environment Canterbury has revealed 12 thousand hecatres of land on the edges of Canterbury's rare braided rivers has been converted for intensive farming - much of it public reserve land. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Federated Farmers water and environment spokesperson Chris Allen and the Canterbury/West Coast regional conservation manager for Forest and Bird, Jen Miller.