Story: Water resources

Irrigated crops (2nd of 2)

Irrigated crops

On the Heretaunga plains, near Hastings, crops are irrigated using groundwater. Around one-third of the water used in New Zealand comes from groundwater resources.

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Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, 'Water resources - Managing water resources', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2021)

Story by Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, published 24 Nov 2008