Allocation urgently required in Rakaia-Selwyn Groundwater Zone

HydroTrader Ltd is urgently seeking 66,000m3/year for a client in the Rakaia-Selwyn Groundwater Zone, to top-up irrigation on his farm near Dunsandel.

This client only requires 33,000m3/year, but under the provisions of Variation 1, proposed Land & Water Regional Plan, an additional 33,000m3/year must be surrendered upon transfer.  Now that decisions on Variation 1 have been released, there is little to be gained in arguing for a lesser amount to be surrendered.    

Also, any permit with low flow conditions, or located in the proposed Little Rakaia Groundwater Zone, will be too difficult to transfer in this situation.

So if you have a groundwater permit in the Rakaia-Selwyn Groundwater Zone without low flow conditions, please contact Warwick Pascoe urgently on 0508 HYDROTRADER (0508 493768) or via e-mail ( ).

We’re also keen to hear from anyone with larger allocations for sale in this zone, as we are anticipating an increase in demand over time.