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New Zealand: Anglers, Guides Fight Wairau Water Diversion

August 8, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

A grass roots effort to stop a New Zealand power company from building a $280 million hydro electricity scheme has inspired local guides and even U.S. anglers to contribute to the cause. “Nelson trout fishing guide Tony Entwistle said the Wairau was a world-class fishery. ‘It is Nelson-Marlborough’s most heavily fished river, and for TrustPower to say it was not a world-class fishery just beggared belief.'” Laura Basham in the Nelson Mail.