9 Mar 2017

Call for world's clearest spring to be protected from commerce

From Morning Report, 7:55 am on 9 March 2017

The guardians of the world's clearest spring in Golden Bay are urging the Environment Minister to preserve and protect it from commercial ventures.

Waikoropūpū Spring.

Waikoropūpū Spring. Photo: Supplied

Ngāti Tama ki te Waipounamu fear the local council will give the go ahead for the water allocation in the area to rise by 70 percent if Nick Smith does NOT place a Conservation Order over Waikoropūpū Spring.

Our Māori Issues Correspondent Mihingarangi Forbes explains.