The proposed water storage scheme in Central Hawke's Bay is likely to add interest to a seminar series at this year's Eastern Horticultural Field Day.
The BNZ series, being held throughout the one-day field day at Showgrounds Hawke's Bay in Hastings on June 6, includes at least three speakers expected to cover aspects of the controversial proposal.
They include Hawke's Bay Regional Council chief executive Andrew Newman, and representatives of Irrigation New Zealand and Christchurch consulting firm Tailor Baines.
Also speaking will be a BNZ economist and Massey plant and food research scientist Dr Huub Kerckhoffs.
All will face topics in line with this year's field day them - Future Smart.
The day, developed from the Hawke's Bay Fruitgrowers former ICE Expo concept, is managed by the Hawke's Bay A & P Society, and, according to general manager Brent Linn, has increasing national interest.
As well as display features such as a Smart Future Hub, the field day incorporates several competitions including the Hawke's Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year.
As well, the NZ Hydralada Competition and the AB Equipment Forklift Competition will be back, along with a Tug-o-war.
Mr Linn said limited trade space is still available and inquiries can be made through the showgrounds events manager, ph 021 244 0673 or firstname.lastname@example.org