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Taniwha in the valley: Hutt River is both threatened and threatening - but is it just misunderstood?


24 Apr 2021

Settlement and paving along New Zealand's Hutt River are affecting the health of the river's waters at various points. Now the once pristine river is a victim of "urban stream syndrome," in which flood control measures tend to cause more variable water flow while also concentrating human-generated contaminants that are poisonous to river ecology.

Full story at Stuff.co.nz