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Freshwater Crisis

The New Zealand Freshwater Crisis Is Here

The New Zealand Freshwater Crisis Is Here

Freshwater Crisis
“Simply put, this has been the largest water-borne disease outbreak in New Zealand’s history.” The recent water poisonings in Havelock North should serve as a stark warning to the rest of New Zealand. With nearly half of the small town’s residents struck down by campylobacter or E.Coli, it will be a while until local faith is restored in the tap water. Until then, the environment suffers yet another loss with the increased reliance on bottled water. Coca-Cola and Frucor will be rubbing their hands together at the prospect of further outbreaks, but is this the new reality under National’s rebranding to ‘100% Pure Greed New Zealand’? This isn’t the first time New Zealand bores have been poisoned by E-Coli. Christchurch has had 125 contaminations over the past 4 years, yet still no s...