New Zealand in May imposed stricter rules to prevent cattle from entering waterways. Photo: AFP New Zealand in May imposed stricter rules to prevent cattle from entering waterways. Photo: AFP
New Zealand in May imposed stricter rules to prevent cattle from entering waterways. Photo: AFP

As New Zealand poll nears, PM Jacinda Ardern renews vow to clean up dirty rivers

  • To support growing herds, farmers have over the years increased the use of nitrogen fertiliser – some of which seeps into the country’s rivers
  • Ardern has a tricky task of reinforcing the nation’s clean, safe reputation without eroding the economic benefits of its large and powerful dairy industry

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New Zealand in May imposed stricter rules to prevent cattle from entering waterways. Photo: AFP New Zealand in May imposed stricter rules to prevent cattle from entering waterways. Photo: AFP
New Zealand in May imposed stricter rules to prevent cattle from entering waterways. Photo: AFP
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