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Fish & Game poll shows NZers want action on water in 2018 – Choose Clean Water

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Fish & Game poll shows NZers want action on water in 2018 – Choose Clean Water

A poll released by Fish & Game today finding water pollution is New Zealanders’ second highest concern, just behind the cost of living, shows the new Government has a mandate to take firm action to address the country’s freshwater crisis, say freshwater campaigners. The poll surveyed the public on a number of issues, including health, […]

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Risk to public drinking water result of ‘quick buck’ policies – Choose Clean Water

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

In the wake of the latest report on the state of New Zealand’s drinking water, Labour, NZ First and the Greens have the opportunity to do what National never did; look after our people, say freshwater campaigners. “The willingness of the previous Government to risk public health for a quick buck was clear for a […]

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Labour’s freshwater policy ‘more ambitious’ than Govt but still has some leaks in it.

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Labour’s freshwater policy ‘more ambitious’ than Govt but still has some leaks in it.

Major tourism, conservation and recreation organisations behind Freshwater Rescue Plan, announced yesterday, compare Labour’s water policy to their seven step plan. Labour’s freshwater policy is much more ambitious than the current Government’s approach to protecting the country’s rivers and lakes, but still has some leaks in it. The Freshwater Rescue plan, a set of seven […]

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Govt ‘shady’ on swimming standard details – Choose Clean Water

By   /  May 2, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

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. Freshwater campaign group, Choose Clean Water, says the government is being “shady and unfair” by denying the public information that would clarify the […]

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Nick Smith’s water policy a washout – Choose Clean Water

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Nick Smith’s water policy a washout – 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 Marnie Prickett. The government announced yesterday its aim to make 90% of New Zealand rivers and lakes […]

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People’s health an ‘afterthought’ in freshwater management – Choose Clean Water

By   /  August 23, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on People’s health an ‘afterthought’ in freshwater management – 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. “People’s health has consistently been an afterthought in the government’s approach to freshwater and freshwater legislation, “ says spokesperson Marnie Prickett. “The outbreak of […]

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