Motueka hazelnut business ‘dead in the water’ due to regular flooding

A frustrated Motueka couple whose hazelnut orchard is regularly flooded due to a council installed drain are threatening to fill it with concrete.

Toni Elliot and Smoky Fry say the flooding has occurred on their property near Nelson as a result of a stormwater drain installed by the Tasman District Council and they have had no luck trying to resolve the issue.