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David Parker says he'll have failed if rivers not healthier when he leaves politics


8 Apr 2019

Minister for the Environment David Parker says he will personally feel he has failed if the country's fresh water is not in a better state when he leaves politics than when he entered.

The comments were made on Friday during a keynote address to the New Zealand Planning Institute's annual conference, titled Weaving the Strands, held in Napier.

"By the time I finish politics, if I haven't helped get this problem under control, I'll personally feel that I've failed, so I am pretty determined to give it a push." Read more