That’s the title of Friday’s editorial in the NZ Herald commenting on the proposed Ruataniwha dam.
Here’s the concluding paragraph …
“Irrigation projects, properly designed and funded by those who benefit from them, play a vital role in the New Zealand economy. Schemes which need rules bent to get them over the line and financial risks shifted to those who derive little if any benefit should have to clear a very high bar. The longer the Ruataniwha project takes to tick all the boxes, then the case for it proceeding becomes harder to sustain.”
Here’s the full editorial. Worth a read.