Healthy New Zealand lakes and rivers for people and nature.
New Zealanders cherish freshwater. Nine out of ten of us want our streams, rivers and lakes to be safe to swim in and gather food from.
The Freshwater Foundation shares this vision. We want our communities to continue to be able to enjoy their favourite local swimming holes, water that flows cleanly without becoming clogged by mud and algal blooms and to preserve and protect our unique wildlife.
Our country deserves standards for freshwater that are founded on robust science, fairness, and the conviction that our waterways are central to thriving communities and a healthy natural environment.
The Freshwater Foundation Charitable Trust is a ‘charitable entity’ in terms of the Charities Act. Its goals are to:
- Establish avenues for all New Zealanders to make their voices heard by the lawmakers and politicians who set the standards for freshwater in our country.
- Advocate for freshwater standards that provide for the safety of our people and the health of our wildlife.
- Inform New Zealanders on the threats to our streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands and estuaries.
- Reverse the downward trend in water quality.
New Zealanders have a clear vision for freshwater, now let’s come together with a clear voice.
OCT 2017: Special thanks to Bill Patterson and Luke Dixon of boutique trusts law firm, Patterson Hopkins, for excellent legal advice and representation especially to achieve for the Trust ‘charitable entity’ status and support generally
Choose Clean Water Petition 2014/0054.
Presented 29th March 2016