Who is really kidding themselves in the debate surrounding our rivers and lakes? The public, the farmers or the government?
A Bay of Plenty iwi is devastated that local dairy farms have polluted its sacred pipi beds with ecoli bacteria. Read more Audio
Forestry companies are getting away with serious damage to rivers because most of what they do is out of sight, says a Northland farmer. Read more
Water pollution is seen as an environmental issue for Pākehā, but - as Leigh Marama McLachlan discovered - it's causing spiritual and cultural harm to Māori communities. Read more
An ancient proverb emphasises the Whanganui River's sacred flow from the mountain to the sea. What happens when it's diverted for electricity? Read more Audio
Human waste is trickling down Piha's hillside and ending up in the iconic surfing spot's lagoon. Locals say they're sick of waiting for action to save it.
As a population explosion engulfs Queenstown and Wanaka, local councils and water scientists are fighting a race against time to protect the Southern Lakes' pristine waters from urban runoff. Read more
Canterbury dairy farmers are hoping a plan to inject fresh water back into the ground will help reduce the environmental impact of their cows. Read more Video
Irrigation accounts for 75 percent of the water taken from New Zealand's waterways, of that figure a staggering 63 percent is taken in Canterbury.
It's a fact known all too well by locals in the… Read more
It's the closest thing New Zealand has to a desert. The Mackenzie Basin landscape is not replicated anywhere else in the country, let alone the world, and it is being changed irreversibly.
Not just… Read more Video
In the Rangitikei, it is known coloquially as 'spray and pray' - a new practice of un-monitored, intensive farming, stripping land of pasture and grazing stock in mobs. Read more Video
Alarm is growing in Central Otago as the region's 150-year-old water licence system is overhauled. Ian Telfer explores if the permits from the gold rush days can be updated without leaving farmers… Read more Audio
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