18 Sep 2011

Water entitlement rising to top of contentious list

8:28 pm on 18 September 2011

Of all the issues that growers have to deal with, Horticulture New Zealand says entitlement to water seems to be the most contentious.

President Andrew Fenton says he visited a variety of horticultural properties on Wednesday and Thursday in Hawke's Bay, where the subject of water came up again and again.

Mr Fenton says the organisation is devoting a considerable proportion of its resource management budget to water issues.