23 Aug 2017

Farmers pledge to improve water - but how?

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 23 August 2017

Seven groups including Fonterra, Dairy NZ and Federated Farmers say they want New Zealand's rivers to be `swimmable' for the next generations. Environmental and recreational groups cautiously welcomed the commitment, but say more detail was needed urgently about how this would be achieved.Already, Federated Farmers has rejected the idea that reducing the national dairy herd is the way to improve water quality. Kathryn is joined by NIWA Chief Scientist, John Quinn, and West Otago dairy farmer, Lloyd McCall, chairman of the Pomahaka Farmers' Water Care Group.