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Science Alert: Experts Respond

Freshwater scientists call for urgent action

Dacia Herbulock posted in on December 10th, 2012.

Experts in freshwater quality, management and biodiversity have signed on to a series of recommendations, released today, they say are critical to turning around New Zealand’s worsening record on water quality. Polluted waterways, invasive pests and weeds, waterborne illness and the absence of legal protection for critically endangered freshwater species are among the problems highlighted […]

What’s in our groundwater?

Dacia Herbulock posted in on August 25th, 2010.

Groundwater is a crucial natural resource — around one third of the water used in New Zealand comes from underground — but it can be easily overlooked in the contentious debates surrounding declining water quality and resource management. With the highly-anticipated recommendations from the Land and Water Forum on freshwater management reform due back to […]

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Dom Post: Two years on from national water quality plan, nothing has been done

Peter Griffin posted in on June 16th, 2010.

Kiran Chug writes in the Dominion Post about the state of New Zealand’s waterways, which are still being polluted despite an inquiry two years ago which suggested sweeping reforms to clean them up. A report has gone to Environment Minister Nick Smith suggesting that strict rules be put in place to protect waterways, although the […]

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