Farmers drive for dam

Last updated 20:09 21/06/2014

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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.

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- The Dominion Post

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