Lucas Creek - Catherine Delahunty and Julie Anne Genter

Swimmable Rivers tour – Ōkahukura/Lucas Creek

November 28, 2016 Catherine Delahunty 0

When Environment Minister Nick Smith said in Parliament that some waterways – like Auckland’s Lucas Creek – are not worth saving because no-one wants to swim in them, he forgot to ask the locals we met last week who have put hours of work into restoring Lucas Creek river to health for their community so that it is safe to swim in once more.

Catherine Delahunty with Rob Taylor - Friends of the Waitara River1

Swimmable in Waitara

October 1, 2016 Catherine Delahunty 0

The nationwide swimmable rivers tour went west this week to the Taranaki community of Waitara. Waitara was once a densely populated food gathering area with magnificent coastal reefs of kaimoana and a stony-bottomed tidal river full of fish.

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