Archive: March, 2016

Fish & Game says government must heed young New Zealanders and act on clean water petition

Posted 31/03/2016


Fish & Game is calling on the government to act for all New Zealanders and heed the public petition on clean water presented to politicians at Parliament on Tuesday. Read more about 'Fish & Game says government must heed young New Zealanders and act on clean water petition'...


Grandfather says clean up freshwater

Posted 31/03/2016

A Port Chalmers resident says rivers he swam in as a child are too polluted for his grandchildren to swim in and has called on the Government to put aside... Read more about 'Grandfather says clean up freshwater'...


Lack of enforcement bad news for Canterbury's freshwater

Posted 28/03/2016

Crack down on water thieves

Stuff • OPINION: We work to come up with water rules that everyone can live with but if those rules have no force, what is the point?


OPINION: Promises to make more rivers swimmable have been broken, streams around Christchurch have dried up and nature in and around Canterbury's rivers is in big trouble. Read more about 'Lack of enforcement bad news for Canterbury's freshwater '...


Massey students drive freshwater change

Posted 20/03/2016


Massey students drive freshwater change | Scoop News

• Three Massey students are part of a team driving for change to New Zealand’s legislated freshwater standards, so current and future generations can swim in fresh waterways, which are currently under major threat of pollution and degradation.


Three Massey students are part of a team driving for change to New Zealand’s legislated freshwater standards, so current and future generations can swim in fresh waterways, which are currently... Read more about 'Massey students drive freshwater change'...


Wading into water politics

Posted 18/03/2016

OPINION: This is the season for environmental road trips. Two campaigns confronting New Zealand's degrading freshwater have gained public promienence. Both end at Parliament, but differ greatly in scope and ambition. Read more about ' Wading into water politics '...


Making every water body swimmable is 'not practical' - Nick Smith

Posted 11/03/2016

Swimmable 'not practical' - Nick Smith

Stuff • Environment Minister Nick Smith remains unmoved by pleas to make waterways swimmable.


Neither a rap nor bible verse could sway Environment Minister Nick Smith to consider making waterways swimmable. Read more about 'Making every water body swimmable is 'not practical' - Nick Smith '...