More than a year after Forest & Bird applied for a water conservation order to protect the natural values of the Ngaruroro River in Hawke’s Bay, the Minister for the Environment has appointed a special tribunal to consider the application. Amelia Geary writes about why the river is so important. While most rivers in the […]
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Why aren’t estuaries covered by existing freshwater protections? Amelia Geary, Forest & Bird campaign manager for freshwater, argues they should be. The Manawatū estuary used to be teeming with shellfish and birds, a place filled with people fishing and gathering kai/food. Robin Hapi, Chairman of the Save Our River Trust based in Foxton, grew up on the shores […]