A third of NZ’s lakes poor quality: NIWA

A recently released report by NIWA has said that a third of the monitored lakes in New Zealand have poor water quality.

Further, the report states that more lakes are deteriorating in quality than are improving, with much of the deterioration linked to agriculture.

Media coverage: (oldest first)

ONE News: Third of NZ lakes of poor quality

Waikato Times: Many lakes in poor state of health

The Press: Canterbury lake pollution a concern

Timaru Herald: Lakes get clean bill of health

NBR: Govt promises action on lakes’ poor water quality

Checkpoint: Farmers pick fight with NIWA report

NZ Herald: Almost third of NZ lakes have poor water quality – report