A group of young school students gave presentations to the Christchurch City Council asking them to save our whitebait and protect our rivers. They gave solutions to the Council to help whitebait including protecting spawning habitat, initiating community days to clean up streams, and reducing fishing of whitebait.
You can watch parts of their presentation here: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/newsline/show/1254
It's awesome and inspiring to see these kids being great kaitiaki. I hope that those in power will listen to those that come after and start doing something to turn around the decline. Those in power may not have long left, but these kids, future generations, and millions of other species have to live with the poor decisions made.