funny thing about large areas around Selwyn, the forestry was sustainable, shetlered the nor’west (less erosion ) and still created jobs/wealth. trees are gone, so has the water, and building a house is constantly getting more expensive as the millable timber is further from the mill.
loose loose situation unless you are a greedy dairy farmer..
no mention of the fishing/water quality in others down my parts. Pareora was a great trout river less than 30years ago………. now so polluted, at times they recommend even your dog isn’t safe swimming in it.