Government initiatives that are helping protect and restore the health of our freshwater.
Freshwater and Government
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In 2018 the Government announced its plan to restore and protect New Zealand’s freshwater. Find out about action it is taking.
About the Three Waters Review into drinking, wastewater and storm water.
There is a national target of making 90 percent of New Zealand’s large rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040, with an interim target of 80 percent swimmable by 2030.