Labour Folds to Farming Lobby

Labour folds to farming lobby, leaving The Opportunities Party alone in advocating polluter pays to clean up rivers. 

In electoral desperation, the Labour Party yesterday abandoned any attempt to address one of the greatest concerns facing New Zealand: the ongoing pollution of our waterways.

Andrew Little told Federated Farmers annual conference his party will abandon polluter pays by joining the Greens in offering some ill-defined form of “regulation” to deal with the country’s most pressing environmental concern.

The Opportunities Party has developed a CLEARWATER ACTION PLAN to deal with every issue behind the degradation of our waterways.

It will be unveiled by party leader Dr Gareth Morgan in Christchurch on Wednesday next week. 

“TOP can promise all New Zealanders who want to be able to swim in our rivers and protect the priceless bounty our water represents that help is on the way” says Dr Morgan. “I find it hard to believe that all the establishment parties have now abandoned any realistic attempt to deal with this vital issue”.



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  • Bruce McKenzie
    commented 2017-06-30 17:59:40 +1200
    The trappings of power blind the unprincipled…
  • jack cooper
    commented 2017-06-30 17:40:56 +1200
    I have voted Labour all my life (71 years old) but will change this year as I cant abide the leadership
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  • Anne French
    commented 2017-06-23 18:19:33 +1200
    Thank goodness for TOP and Gareth! I can’t believe Andrew Little has bent over in this way. I thought Minister Nick Smith and his shonky metrics were bad enough, but I expected better of Labour. Regulations got us into this fix. They can’t get us out. If farmers can externalise the cost of their pollution to the environment (and us), they will carry on merrily overstocking and discharging.
    It’s clear – if you want clean water to swim in, vote TOP. No one else has got their head around the problem. Thanks, Sean!