Freshwater pollution top of mind for Kiwis, according to Fish & Game survey

Posted 02/01/2019

NZ Herald website

Kiwis are more worried about the levels of pollution in the country's lakes and rivers than they are about the sky-high cost of living, according to a new opinion poll.

The Colmar-Brunton poll undertaken on behalf of Fish & Game fishing and hunting lobby found 82 per cent of those surveyed were either "extremely or very concerned" about freshwater pollution.

This was higher than the 80 per cent who said they were very concerned about New Zealand's cost of living.

Fish & Game New Zealand chief executive Martin Taylor said Kiwis were worried they were "losing their ability to swim, fish and gather food from their rivers, lakes and streams".

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