Water tax a possibility

A new water tax will affect everyone.

That's the message from Irrigation New Zealand who says a proposed nationwide water tax will affect all Kiwis, and there needs to be more discussion about how this will impact households, farmers and businesses.

The Tax Working Party has recommended the government considers introducing water tax on all types of water use including hydro-generation, household use and commercial water use.

While Fonterra Shareholder Council Member and Farmer Wilson James says if the tax comes in everyone should be affected not just the agriculture industry.

Sam Gardner