Written By: - Date published: 10:16 am, May 7th, 2017 - 13 comments
Photo: Fairfax / T Manch
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, May 2nd, 2017 - 51 comments
Tourism Export Council: “The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS-FM) in its current form is nothing more than a PR-stunt from Government who continue to ignore scientists and expert opinion re the state of our freshwater. The NPS-FM does not address the serious problems facing our waterways and, in fact, will make them worse.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, April 28th, 2017 - 66 comments
We won’t be able to say that we didn’t have ample warning, with a another detailed and damning report on water quality out yesterday. Does National really want to be remembered for allowing the poisoning of our water?
Written By: - Date published: 10:07 am, April 16th, 2017 - 100 comments
Higgins: “Water quality should be a massive issue this election. Some friends, who are the kind of dyed-in-the-wool National supporters who call everyone else a loony leftie, now say water quality will guide their vote and it can’t possibly go to National.”…
Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, March 11th, 2017 - 14 comments
Will Nick Smith get the message and set in place a realistic consultation process and safe standards, or will he persist with a plan so bad that no one wants to be associated with it?
Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, March 5th, 2017 - 21 comments
Swimmable standards that aren’t, for all of our rivers except most of them, sometime maybe not now. Nat policy at its finest.
Written By: - Date published: 3:08 pm, February 28th, 2017 - 15 comments
Under the new standards we have up to a 1 in 6 risk of serious infection at the times that we actually swim in rivers, and Smith is trying to hide this fact by fudging around with year-long averages. David Parker’s analysis yesterday was bang on.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, September 1st, 2016 - 59 comments
Nick Smith’s latest excuse for inaction on water quality is birds. Yes birds. You couldn’t make this shit up.
For a dose of blessed sanity, watch the (10 min) webcast by Dr Mike Joy explaining what the real problem is.
Written By: - Date published: 9:17 am, August 20th, 2016 - 68 comments
What a surprise that the news that NZ’s worst ever waterborne disease outbreak is most likely caused by livestock should be the subject of a classic Friday 5pm news dump.
Clean up our water!
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, August 19th, 2016 - 78 comments
Water is life not merely wadeable.