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Would factory farming harm NZ's green image?

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Farms planned for the South Island would keep cows indoors for much of the year. Photo / Brett Phibbs
Farms planned for the South Island would keep cows indoors for much of the year. Photo / Brett Phibbs

Hollywood star Sam Neill says a priceless resource is at stake as opponents line up to try to prevent cubicle dairy farming in the South Island's iconic Mackenzie Country.

Neill, a star in blockbuster films such as Jurassic Park and a passionate South Island landowner, is among high-profile New Zealanders arguing that water rights should not be granted to support dairy farming operations on the majestic landscapes of this rugged region.

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