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    Our freshwater 2017 report released

    See the next report in New Zealand's Environmental Reporting Series – Our fresh water 2017.

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    Clean Water package submissions closing date

    Submissions on the Clean Water package close at 5pm today – give us your feedback

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    90% of rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040

    Find out about the Government's target, see Clean water information, maps and funding

Green Ribbons

Entries are open for the Green Ribbon Awards.

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RMA third reading

The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill gained Royal Assent on 18 April 2017.

National swimming map

We have released maps to help New Zealanders understand the quality of water for swimming in their region.

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The Clean Water package aims to make an additional 10,000km of waterways swimmable.

New Zealanders want to be able to swim in our rivers and lakes; it’s an important part of our Kiwi way of life. The Clean Water package aims to make an additional 10,000km of waterways swimmable

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