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“Strong Water Rules Now”: Campaigners Remind PM Of Clean River Promises Outside Parliament Today

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 6:59 am | Choose Clean Water

Freshwater campaigners will be outside parliament today with large banners reminding the Prime Minister of her party’s 2017 pre-election promises to clean up the country’s rivers. The group from Choose Clean Water, a student-established campaign to strengthen ... More >>

Stats NZ shows urban & rural NZers agree on water pollution

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 3:00 pm | Choose Clean Water

Results of the General Social Survey highlighted today by Stats NZ today show that urban and rural New Zealanders agree on freshwater pollution, say freshwater campaigners. “Information on the General Social Survey 2018 released today by Stats NZ today ... More >>

Freshwater policy holds potential if Gov resists pressure

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 11:03 am | Choose Clean Water

Freshwater campaigners welcome the release of Action for healthy waterways policy discussion documents today saying they hold great potential to deliver on the Government’s election promise. However, it is clear there is intense pressure from dairy lobbyists ... More >>

Dairy-led water accords do nothing to stop intensification

Monday, 2 September 2019, 4:22 pm | Choose Clean Water

Dairy industry-led water accords have done nothing to stop intensification over the last decades, which has led to the decline of the health of the country’s rivers and lakes, say freshwater campaigners. And there is no commitment from dairy leaders ... More >>

An “action plan” with no action and a fatal flaw

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 4:20 pm | Choose Clean Water

An “action plan” with no action and a fatal flaw: Why agricultural leaders continue to fail New Zealand’s rivers and their industry For immediate use 4pm Tuesday, 5 June 2018 Choose Clean Water NZ The Good Farming Practice: Action Plan for Water ... More >>

Fish & Game poll shows NZers want action on water in 2018

Sunday, 7 January 2018, 9:37 pm | Choose Clean Water

A poll released by Fish & Game today finding water pollution is New Zealanders’ second highest concern, just behind the cost of living, shows the new Government has a mandate to take firm action to address the country’s freshwater crisis, say ... More >>

Risk to public drinking water result of ‘quick buck’ policies

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 8:28 am | Choose Clean Water

In the wake of the latest report on the state of New Zealand’s drinking water, Labour, NZ First and the Greens have the opportunity to do what National never did; look after our people, say freshwater campaigners. More >>

Farming leaders still failing NZ say freshwater campaigners

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 7:15 pm | Choose Clean Water

Farming leaders still failing New Zealand, say freshwater campaigners For immediate use 7pm Tuesday 21st November 2017 Agricultural leaders’ “Dairy Tomorrow” strategy, launched this evening, is a feeble response to the crisis of polluted rivers, lakes ... More >>

Poster Campaign Targets National’s “Scummy” Water Policy

Friday, 15 September 2017, 11:08 am | Choose Clean Water

A poster campaign begins today in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin criticising the National government’s abysmal record on protecting New Zealand’s river and lakes from pollution. More >>

National’s toxic water culture seeps out

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 11:36 am | Choose Clean Water

Clean water campaigners are challenging National Party leader Bill English’s claims on water quality, saying he is wrong and misleading voters about the National Party’s performance on addressing the issue. More >>

Attacks on Labour's water policies out of step

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 9:10 am | Choose Clean Water

Federated Farmers' attacks on Labour's water policies out of step with most New Zealanders More >>

Farming leaders welcome in plan to rescue water

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 3:43 pm | Choose Clean Water

Clean water campaigners welcome the announcement today from farming leaders on their commitment to swimmable rivers and say the next step is a commitment to an urgent plan of action. More >>

Public the winners in Labour’s water policy

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 3:08 pm | Choose Clean Water

Clean water campaigners warmly welcome Labour’s freshwater policy announced today and say they are excited to hear the party prioritise the health of people and their waterways. More >>

Report confirms Govt weakening water standards

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 10:06 pm | Choose Clean Water

Report confirms Govt weakening water standards 11 May 2017 For Immediate Release A NIWA report released today has confirmed that the Government’s water policy is weakening swimming standards for rivers and lakes, which campaigners say will only ... More >>

Govt ‘shady’ on swimming standard details

Monday, 1 May 2017, 1:20 pm | Choose Clean Water

The government has kept the public in the dark on its new freshwater policy by failing to produce key information on proposed swimming standards before submissions on the policy closed last week. More >>

Opposition grows to Govt’s water policy

Friday, 10 March 2017, 1:26 pm | Choose Clean Water

The withdrawal of the second major national organisation in a week from the Minister for the Environment’s Land and Water Forum is a further sign that the Government’s new water policy is unacceptable to ordinary Kiwis. More >>

Billboard says more poo in rivers and in Govt’s water policy

Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:12 am | Choose Clean Water

Freshwater campaigners say New Zealanders have noticed the poo in their rivers and in the Government’s new standards. They are sending that message to the Prime Minister via a 12-metre long crowd-funded billboard in downtown Wellington. More >>

Nick Smith’s water policy a washout

Friday, 24 February 2017, 4:05 pm | Choose Clean Water

Clean water campaigners say Minister for the Environment Nick Smith has failed to provide evidence that he is not worsening water quality standards. “Nick Smith has let New Zealanders and New Zealand down,” says Choose Clean Water spokesperson ... More >>

Campaigners will fight National's new freshwater policy

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 11:19 am | Choose Clean Water

Clean river campaigners say the government’s changes to freshwater policy to be announced today are yet another blow to New Zealand’s declining rivers and lakes and a slap in the face to the public who have resoundingly called for a swimmable ... More >>

Public Confidence in Environmental Protection Authority shaken

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 3:05 pm | Choose Clean Water

Water quality campaigners are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to hold its Chief Scientist Jacqueline Rowarth to account after she claimed that the Waikato River is one of the five cleanest in the world. More >>



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