The Government is committed to delivering a noticeable improvement in our water quality within five years. Its work programme for the next two years is set out in the document Essential Freshwater: Healthy Water, Fairly Allocated. The Government acknowledges that water quality cannot be addressed without a concurrent and substantive discussion with Māori. The document Shared Interests in Freshwater sets out a new approach to the Māori/Crown relationship for freshwater.
Members of Kahui Wai Māori and the Freshwater Leaders Group visited Parliament to meet Ministers on Monday 8 October 2018.