New Zealand Labour Party

Farming leaders pledge to clean up New Zealand rivers

Labour welcomes a pledge by the Farmers Leaders Group to make New Zealand’s rivers swimmable for our children and grandchildren, says Labour’s Water spokesperson David Parker.


“The farmers’ leaders say they have come together for the first time to set this goal because ‘it’s the right thing to do - for all New Zealanders’.

“They say ‘they want our children and their children to be able to swim in the same rivers’ as they did as children.


“I welcome their adoption of Labour's goal to return our rivers to being truly swimmable.


“We look forward to sitting down with them in the first 100 days of the new Government to turn this goal into reality,” says David Parker.