Update – 27 May

GROW WAIRARAPA | First PGF recipient announced for Wairarapa

Wairarapa Water Ltd has scored a substantial win for the region by securing $800,000 of funding from the government’s Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) for its Wakamoekau community water storage project.

The announcement from the PGF last week marks the first significant success for the Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy (WEDS) and its Governance Group.

The project has the potential to provide up to 18 million cubic meters of stored water in the hills above Masterton within the next six years which can be used by the region during the critical dry periods.