Ruamāhanga River

Take me to the river

July 14, 2016 Catherine Delahunty 3

The Ruamahānga is a beautiful river, much loved by those who live near it. But it faces many pressures. South of Masterton, the river is affected by sewage issues and land use intensification that have reduced water clarity and made the river unsafe for swimming, particularly at The Cliffs, a scenic spot near a vineyard straight out of a tourist brochure. Unfortunately, the water has a D rating. You risk getting a nasty bug if you put your head under.

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Aucklanders, you know you’re drinking the Waikato River

April 29, 2011 Russel Norman 18

One in three New Zealanders (Auckland, Hamilton et al) have a very direct interest in the quality of the water coming down the Waikato River because their drinking water is extracted from that catchment. The more polluted that water is, the more expensive and difficult it is to treat it. So how bad is the water at the end of the Waikato river?

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Help the Hurunui

November 27, 2008 NZ Green Party 2

The Royal Forest & Bird Society is calling out for submissions in support of a Water Conservation Order: The NZ Recreational Canoeing Association and Fish Read More

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It’s a WRAP

September 3, 2008 NZ Green Party 10

The Greens have been working with environmental groups on a campaign to save the wild and special Mokihinui River from an inappropriate monster hydro dam. Read More

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