August 30, 2016 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Lincoln Events Centre
15 Meijer Dr
Let's make the Waikirikiri/Selwyn River 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 has already visited the Ruamāhanga River. Her next stop is the Selwyn/Waikirikiri.
Canterbury’s rivers, including the Selwyn/Waikirikiri, have taken a big hit from intensive dairy farming (which causes high levels of farm run-off), coupled with the devastating impact of irrigation schemes which destroy habitat for native species and enable more intensive farming.
Catherine is hosting a public meeting in Lincoln to talk about national solutions desperately needed to help the local efforts to save the Selwyn/Waikirikiri. Please join Catherine and local guests who’ve been working hard to save the Selwyn/Waikirikiri.
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.