Government reveals plan to clean up rivers, lakes and wetlands

Posted 05/09/2019

The brakes will be put on some rural land development and more pressure put on farmers to protect New Zealand's waterways, as part of a new plan to clean up rivers, lakes and wetlands.

Environment Minister David Parker and Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor unveiled the plan at Parliament this morning, with the aim of restoring the country's waterways within a decade.

Environment Minister David Parker, left, and Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor speak about the government's plan to clean up waterways. Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas

 

Read the report from Radio New Zealand here: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/398155/government-reveals-plan-to-clean-up-rivers-lakes-and-wetlands