Better freshwater quality within five years; new deal for Maori on water, govt says

Pattrick Smellie
Sun, 07 Oct 2018

By Pattrick Smellie Oct. 8 (BusinessDesk) - Lakes, rivers, and streams should be cleaner within five years as a result of major freshwater policy announcements from the government today. However, long-stalled decisions on the allocation of both water and nutrient discharges are still some years away because of the need for a settled process to recognise Maori freshwater claims. To negotiate a way forward with Maori, the government intends to try “a regulatory route” that will give access to water for under-developed Maori land located...

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