Gisborne Herald - Election 2017: the environment

Michael Neilson writes:

ELECTION 2017 is the environment’s turn to shine.

Environmental issues were once predominantly the domain of the Green Party, but this time around the state of our fresh water and climate change concerns are among the major talking points for all parties.

Public discontent on fresh water has boiled over since the last election due, to increasingly unswimmable rivers; drinking water problems; increasing numbers of dairy farms, irrigation projects and the water quality and quantity issues that come with them; water bottling schemes; and questions over who, if anybody, owns the water.

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