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    Angry Dirty dairying continues in New Zealand - 2019 update

    Sad to relate, but the dairy industry has done it again. In June 2019 the NZ courts have imposed record fines on corporate dairy farmers for river pollution: see Radio NZ report at https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/391409/dirty-dairying-effluent-spills-lead-to-record-taranaki-fines-for-farming-companies

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    airy industry leaders refuse to admit there is a problem. Instead they are trying to fool the public by running a massive media blitz in a vain attempt to show farming is environmentally friendly.

    See also https://www.rnz.co.nz/programmes/water-fools

    Visiting fly fishers are catching on to the decline in fishing quality. Howard West, writing in FlyLife magazine # 95, says "New Zealand - better go soon" (
    http://www.nzffa.co.nz/stories/better_go_soon.html)

    Update 29 August 2019: see also "The Incontinent Cows of Middle Earth", a NY Times article by Professor Mike Joy, a freshwater scientist. (The link is https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/o...land-cows.html).

    The effect of farming on NZ waterways can be seen in the video clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbfiqRj1EME

    Update, 8 Sept 2019: the NZ government has announced water management reforms to clean up our dirty rivers. This will require damaging farming practices to cease in some areas, so it will naturally be opppsed by the rural industry lobby.

    See
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/...is-falling-due
    Last edited by Flycasta; 09-08-2019 at 12:17 AM. Reason: Update

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