max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00pm - 01:00pm
Ed Sheeran

Witness exposes farming shame
UMA Broadcasting Ltd

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

A Northland kaitiaki says consistent monitoring and reporting is needed if New Zealand’s waterways are to be cleaned up.

Milan Ruka spoke to the Maori Fisheries Conference yesterday on his work patrolling the rivers and streams of the Hikurangi Swamp which drains into the Kaipara Harbour.

The work started after a duck hunting expedition where he saw how tree clearance and intensive farming had replaced the clear, eel-filled streams of his youth with sediment-filled water flowing between banks turned into mud by the hooves of cattle.

Since he started submitting unsolicited reports to Northland Regional council and other authorities of Resource Management Act infringements such as dead cows lying uncollected on riverbanks, awareness has increased and at least 300 kilometres of fencing has gone up.

Milan Ruka says regional councils need to have their own monitoring staff out in the field, and the rules on stock near waterways need to be tightened and enforced.

Copyright © 2017, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

Korihi Dates

flu cmdhb apr 2020

TRM Classes
NLC - One More Try - (feat Stanley T) [Official Video]
The cannabis & euthanasia referendum will impact Māori most
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: It seems to me that both the referendum issues will impact Māori more than anyone else and that impact needs urgent exploration before the election.
Dr Rawiri Taonui Election | Colmar Brunton - The Main Contenders 25 September 2020
Dr Rawiri Taonui: Colmar-Brunton released the full report for their September TVNZ poll last night. The outcome of Election 2020 might be more precariously balanced than pundits appreciate.
Dear Jacinda - it will take more than Matariki to uphold the Left's values
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: It was an interesting first Leader's debate.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00pm - 01:00pm