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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 >>

Freshwater standards pose greatest risk for children

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 1:31 pm | Choose Clean Water

Choose Clean Water will set a challenge for Select Committee when they make the case for clean rivers and lakes at parliament today. More >>

Govt Must Be Honest On Swimmable Rivers

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 9:46 am | Choose Clean Water

If the government is sincere about swimmable rivers and lakes for New Zealand, they’ll need to answer a few questions for the public says freshwater campaign group, Choose Clean Water. More >>

People’s health an ‘afterthought’ in freshwater management

Monday, 22 August 2016, 12:06 pm | Choose Clean Water

Choose Clean Water says the contamination of Hawke’s Bay drinking water is a tragic demonstration of the government’s failure to take human health into account in freshwater management in New Zealand. More >>