Environmental issues

A Labour Government will ensure that all New Zealand’s water, lakes and rivers are swimmable, fishable and suitable for food gathering, says Labour’s water spokesperson Meka Whaitiri announcing Labour’s Water policy.

To clean up the nation’s freshwater inside a generation, Labour will introduce a National Policy Statement based on the principles of the Sheppard report which will enforce standards and dates when those standards have to be met. View More: http://campaign.labour.org.nz/labour_promises_swimmable_rivers_and_lakes_over_a_generation