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New measures for managing freshwater – In the News

John Kerr posted in on February 22nd, 2016.

Stronger rules on farm pollution and a $100 million for cleaning up lakes and rivers are among new initiatives put forward by the Government to improve freshwater management. The measures were announced at the Bluegreens Forum in Tekapo, with a consultation document titled ‘Next steps for fresh water’ released by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith […]

Water report makes a splash

John Kerr posted in on March 22nd, 2012.

A report laying bare the science behind New Zealand’s degraded waterways has received wide media coverage and spurred calls for action. The report Water Quality in New Zealand: Understanding the Science, was released by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment , Jan Wright, this week and details the science and history behind New Zealand’s polluted […]

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Water quality report – scientists respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 20th, 2012.

A report that aims to provide scientific context for the divisive issue of water quality in New Zealand is being launched by Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) Jan Wright at an event in Wellington today (20 March). In the report, the PCE states: “Water quality is a subject of high public concern and vigorous […]

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