This week's NZ Listener has an excellent feature on the proposed dairy factory farming venture in the Mackenzie Basin.
You'll need to purchase a copy of this week's issue of the NZ Listener to read the full feature, or wait until it is available online, on 23 January 2010. Very worthwhile holiday reading.
In the iconic Mackenzie Basin, plans to factory farm cows are stirring up a storm. Farmers say irrigating the land is the only answer to their economic struggle. Environmentalists say this will destroy rare ecosystems. And the tourism industry fears the loss of a unique landscape. Who will save the Mackenzie, and how?