Disclosure: I am involved with the effort to bring attention to the pollution and water take issues at Te Waikoropupu Springs Reserve.
Intensive dairy farming is destroying freshwater resources around New Zealand. It turns out the crown jewel of them all, a national treasure and a globally unique ecosystem is now threatened.
How does this look for the Clean, Green New Zealand brand?
Fish Creek, which feeds directly into Te Waikoropupu Springs Reserve, is being severely polluted by dairy runoff several times a month when it rains, with E.coli >2000/100mL at the point where Fish Creek flows into the Springs Reserve.
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