Our local group aims to to protect and safeguard Te Waikoropupū (Pupū) springs. Which is national and international treasure for current and future generations.
New Zealand’s once pristine lakes and rivers are fast becoming heavily polluted by industrial dairying and our agricultural greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise.
To protect our rivers and our climate we urgently need to reduce the number of dairy cows in NZ but right now there are several irrigation schemes planned across NZ that will take the national dairy herd to record numbers.
These think-big irrigation schemes will suck water from rivers to grow more grass for more dairy cows. More dairy cows means more freshwater pollution and more climate emissions. Many of our councils are not only allowing these schemes to go ahead, but they’re funding them using millions of ratepayer dollars.
We need your help to stop this, here is your chance to join or start a group with our support, join others campaigning in your area or sign the petition to stay informed and put pressure on your local council to stop them funding these dirty schemes!