Insight for 18 March 2012 ( 26′ 10″ )
Lois Williams investigates efforts to preserve the water and wildlife in Northland's Wairua River.
Groups worried about the state of New Zealand's rivers are planning to set up a national network of Environmental River Patrols at a meeting in Wellington next weekend.
Insight investigates one of the drivers behind the move, the efforts to improve the health of a major Northland river, the Wairua.
(The meeting to set up the Environment River Patrol Aotearoa is being held in the Wellington Town Hall on Saturday 24th starting at 11a.m)
Coming Up on Insight
8:12 am Sunday 2 November: Insight: Maths and Science Not Hitting the Mark
New Zealand children have been doing badly in maths and science -but is it getting worse?
Their scores in international tests have been falling for the past decade and it has now reached the point where Year 5 and Year 9 students' are ranked among the lowest in the developed world.
Radio New Zealand education correspondent, John Gerritsen, investigates why our scores are on the slide and what is being done to stop it.