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Minister Parker In Denial Over Hydro Exception

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 7:26 pm | Waiau Rivercare Group

Environment Minister David Parker has responded to community outrage over the Manapouri Power Scheme being exempt from the Government’s Freshwater Policy, claiming, “this is not an exception”. Yet the relevant section of the National Policy Statement ... More >>

Did Minister Parker mislead Cabinet?

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 12:31 pm | Waiau Rivercare Group

70% of New Zealand’s surface water take is allocated to Meridian’s Manapouri Power Scheme. But when Environment Minister David Parker asked to exempt the Scheme from his Freshwater Action Plan, he didn’t tell Cabinet that. More >>

Gov Freshwater Action Plan a disaster for Waiau River

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 8:03 am | Waiau Rivercare Group

Our children may never swim in the Waiau River if the Government’s draft National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management is approved. The Government has committed to putting the health of the water first – but not for Southland’s Waiau River. ... More >>