Farmers drive for dam
Farmers drove through the streets of Waipukurau yesterday in support of the proposed Ruataniwha dam in central Hawke's Bay.
Hundreds attended the "Don't Damn Our Dam" rally, as a procession of farm vehicles took about 40 minutes to loop through the town.
Topdressers also took to the sky in what Federated Farmers called the "pro-Ruataniwha air force".
The organisation's Hawke's Bay president, Will Foley, said the rally was about showing strong support for the $275 million project, on which a board of inquiry is expected to deliver its final decision next week.
The Dominion Post