NZ$3,000 for the dowser's fee, the rest to hire the helicopter. Haven't they heard of map dowsing?Sun Live wrote:Council urged to bring in water diviner
An Ōhope man wants the council to loan him $10,000 to fly a water diviner over the district in a helicopter.
Admitting it sounds like a “somewhat strange idea”, Neville Johnson has proposed the plan to find a source of artesian water for Whakatāne and Ōhope.
Mr Johnson spoke during the public forum of Whakatāne District Councill’s environment, energy and resilience committee last week.
He believes the Otakiri aquifer, considered amongst the finest quality drinking water in New Zealand, can be accessed a lot closer to the Whakatāne township than the spring in Johnson Road, Otakiri, possibly by as much as 10 kilometres.
Mr Johnson has proposed the council loan him the money to hire Mount Maunganui-based water diviner Grant Birchall and hire a helicopter to fly him over the district.
He said Mr Birchall was able to divine water by flying over the land in a helicopter and was also able to detect the depth of the waer.
Mr Birchall’s website says he does this through his connection to the magnetic field surrounding the Earth, a gift he inherited from his father.
“He really does have this ability. I’m quite convinced of it,” Mr Johnson said.
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