July 28, 2016 at 7pm - 8:30pm
Carterton Events Centre
50 Holloway St
Let's make the Ruamāhanga swimmable again
The Green Party have launched a campaign to fight for rivers that are clean enough to swim in, not just wade through. We’ve chosen ten rivers from around the country to visit, and highlight what needs to happen to make all our rivers clean enough to swim in again.
Our MP Catherine Delahunty will soon be visiting the first of these 10 rivers; the Ruamahanga.
The Ruamahanga has been named as one of the worst spots to swim by Greater Wellington Regional Council. Lots of people are working hard to save the Ruamahanga, but without strong minimum standards that require the river to be safe for swimming, the river and community will suffer.
Catherine is hosting a public meeting in Carterton to talk about national solutions desperately needed to help the local efforts to save the Ruamahanga. Please join Catherine and local guests who’ve been working hard to save the Ruamahanga.
New Zealand’s rivers can be clean enough to swim in, but only if the government lift its standards. Communities, tangata whenua, industry and farmers can’t clean rivers on their own. They need the Government to help.