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Shane Te Pou: Water the Government’s biggest fault line


The country’s most valuable asset is being taken off shore, and degraded back home, writes Shane Te Pou. So why hasn’t anything been done?

Rumblings from Wellington suggest that water policy is the biggest fault line for the so-far, so-stable coalition government, both within and between Labour, New Zealand First and the Greens.

The parties need to find a way to stop those rumblings becoming deep fissures.

All three made water a strong part of their pitches to the electorate last year, prompted by two related themes: bottled water exports, and the state of our waterways. Read more