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    Default New Zealand website - Save our Streams

    As part of the movement supporting better water protection laws in New Zealand, a website "Save our Streams" has been set up. It has statistics showing the threats to water quality and links to various useful news items on the issue.

    See http://www.h2whoa.co.nz/news/

    Farming interests are putting a lot of misleading information into the media, but water quality is a major issue for many people and New Zealanders won't be fooled.

    Update 30 December 2019: another pollution incident courtesy of New Zealand's dairy industry. This sort of thing is all too common now: see https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12296437

    Update 5 Feb 2020: heavy rain in Southland province has caused a massive flood in the Mataura river, a top brown trout fly stream favoured by overseas anglers. Towns are being evacuated. There are fears that the rising waters will reach an abandoned paper mill in the lower reaches where toxic waste (an aluminium by-product) has been stored.
    As so often happens the company owning the mill has folded up. Back in 2018 the local authorities were told the waste would be a major risk if it came into contact with water but, in their wisdom, they deemed that to be unlikely to happen.
    Last edited by Flycasta; 02-05-2020 at 08:25 PM.

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