Freshwater ecologist Dr Mike Joy isn't known for holding back when it comes to the state of our lakes and rivers. He shares his views with Jamie Morton on the current state of play, along with some of the themes of his just-published book: From Mountains to Sea: Solving New Zealand's Freshwater Crisis.
How would you describe the big picture of freshwater quality in New Zealand today? Any differently than you would have, say, five years ago?
Water quality continues to worsen, and this is not surprising as we keep adding cows and "developing" more land. Read more