The Reality of New Zealand's Shocking River Standards
It's time to act! - 3 ways to help
Email your local MP
Let your local MP know that you are deeply concerned about the deteriorating state of New Zealand's rivers, lakes and streams and ask them to act now for the sake of all New Zealanders and our future generations.
Clean water emerged as a key election issue and I am urging you as an MP to listen to that clear message from voters and make improving our rivers, lakes and streams your priority in 2018.
I am one of the many voters deeply concerned about our abused and polluted waterways.
Our country is blessed with natural beauty, resources and clean water that are the envy of other nations, but at the moment, we are ruining it.
It is foolhardy to continue trashing our waterways for short term economic gain – after all, our healthy economy depends on a healthy environment.
I want you to take firm action.
You can do this by fighting for proper safeguards to protect our waterways from further pollution and exploitation so they are safe for swimming, fishing and gathering food.
I want effective rules which protect the environment and every New Zealander’s right to clean water.
I want you to ensure those rules are properly enforced by national and regional government because at the moment, many regional councils are failing us.
I respectfully request that you take my and the majority of New Zealanders’ concerns to heart and provide the strong leadership necessary to properly protect our national treasures.
You are fighting for all Kiwis including future generations who want these taonga - our freshwater and environment – properly protected.
Thank you, your message has been sent.
Share the good
Go and take an image that shows how much you love your river. Whether it's swimming, or fishing, or whatever, show us the fun you have in clean water - fun that you'll miss out on if our water quality standards continue to slip.
Share the bad
The quality of our river water is being degraded, slowly and steadily. Upload pics of any of our precious rivers suffering - it doesn't have to just be cows standing in the stream. Has your river lost fish live, or visibly degraded?
See the Political Parties' answers on key environment questions
Click on the image to the right to download a copy in PDF format.
Show us what New Zealand's Waterways mean to you, spread the message using #H2WHOA