Our purpose is to preserve New Zealand's whitewater resources and enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.

Whitewater NZ backs Freshwater Rescue Plan

Kayakers' habitat is New Zealand's freshwater rivers; these rivers are increasingly under threat due to deteriorating water quality. In endorsing the Freshwater Rescue Plan, Whitewater NZ s numerous other organisations including Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand Inc., New Zealand Recreation Association, Fish & Game New Zealand, Forest & Bird, Public Health Association, and the Tourism Export Council. The Freshwater Rescue Plan includes practical steps to begin repairing the nation's waterways, such as setting and enforcing strict quality standards, withdrawing public subsidies of irrigation schemes, reducing freshwater contamination, and more.

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