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Water Campaigners Welcome Greens’ Focus On Nitrogen Pollution

Saturday, 12 September 2020, 12:16 pm | Choose Clean Water

Water campaigners are welcoming the Greens’ focus on nitrogen pollution in the party’s ‘Farming for the future’ policy released today. “Excessive nitrogen in our waterways is impacting the health of people, rivers and lakes, and wildlife ... More >>

Water Storage Should Not Be Prioritised Over Waste & Drinking Water Infrastructure

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 5:03 pm | Choose Clean Water

The Government should be putting public health first in its post-Covid spending, freshwater campaigners say, prioritising waste and drinking water infrastructure over water storage Campaigners from Choose Clean Water were disappointed to learn ... More >>

Crucial Policy Missing From Government’s Water Announcement, Say Campaigners

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 12:16 pm | Choose Clean Water

Freshwater campaigners are frustrated the Government has delayed a crucial decision on nitrogen pollution for a further 12 months until after the election. “We have urged the Government many times to put in place clear and unequivocal limits for ... More >>

Strong Water Rules Essential As New Report Shows Most NZ Rivers Polluted

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 12:39 pm | Choose Clean Water

A government report released today shows most New Zealand rivers are polluted, highlighting why strong water rules are urgently needed, say freshwater campaigners. The report shows most of our waterways are under stress and many are severely impacted. In our ... More >>

Industry Lobbyists And Politicians – Don’t Exploit Covid-19 Crisis To Push Long-held Agendas

Monday, 23 March 2020, 11:18 am | Choose Clean Water

It is irresponsible and dishonest for agricultural industry lobbyists and opportunistic politicians to exploit the Covid-19 crisis for their unrelated political agendas, say freshwater campaign group Choose Clean Water. Federated Farmers have called for ... More >>

‘Don’t Fail Us On Water, PM’: Togs, Towels And A Serious Message At Parliament Today

Monday, 2 March 2020, 7:38 am | Choose Clean Water

A group of young freshwater campaigners are getting their togs on, grabbing a towel and heading to parliament at rush hour this morning with a message to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern; “Don’t fail us on water.” The group, from the student-established ... More >>

“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 >>