Report confirms serious challenges for rivers

Date:  27 April 2017

Media statement

New Zealand’s rivers and lakes are under increasing pressure, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of fresh water.

Our fresh water 2017, released today, measures the quality of our waterways; water quantity and flows; biodiversity in rivers and lakes; and the cultural health of fresh water.

 

Read the full media statement [PDF, 182 KB] issued by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ