Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Beautiful Streams like this one may hide Danger

Polluted streams often go unreported & continue to carry dirty run-off from 'Industrial' Farming in New Zealand. For example the beautiful Waikato River is too polluted to swim in for a lot of it's length. Lake Taupo receives polluted run-off from dairy farms in it's catchment area - the outflow goes into the river system & endangers swimmers. Pollution from Tanneries in Hawkes Bay is allowed to flow practically unrestricted into nearby rivers & is 'disposed' of in the ocean. These are but a few examples of the hidden results of extensive industrial farming in NZ, contrary to what we are told by the Tourism Industry - a vision of Clean, Green New Zaland !

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