Zealand's wild rivers, freshwater fisheries and tourism are threatened
by daming for power generation, irrigation and by environmental
Water Conservation Orders (WCOs) which are provided
for in the Resource Management Act (RMA) are slow and expensive
to obtain. We need to be vigilant and support the efforts of other
groups and individuals to save our rivers.
You can become a supporter of wild rivers at
Rivers website. This initiative is supported by 8 conservation
and outdoor recreation groups including the New Zealand Federation
of Freshwater Anglers and Fish and Game New Zealand.