Report released on New Zealand’s freshwater environment: Our freshwater 2017

The Ministry of the Environment and Statistics NZ have released a national report on the state of New Zealand’s freshwater. Our fresh water 2017, measures the quality of our waterways; water quantity and flows; biodiversity in rivers and lakes; and the cultural health of fresh water. The report confirms there are serious challenges with lakes and rivers coming under increasing pressure. The report and related publications are available at: