The rapid deterioration in the last ten years has become so bad that the lovely mild mannered SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed is manager of everything including the environment) has been converted into an eco-terrorist to agitate for maintaining clean water standards.
During the last few years we have used TRM reports to continually remind anglers of the increasing need to protect all our remaining rivers and lakes from all manner of ‘swimmable’ politicians promises, pollution, irrigation schemes, aquatic diseases, farming abuses, etc.
It was only a few years ago that I fished the beautiful upper Selwyn. This river should be the test case for everyone concerned about the New Zealand 100% pure environment. It is difficult to believe how such a pristine river has become toxic so rapidly. It is undeniable proof that the Government agancies like Environment Canterbury (ECan) and DOC (Department of Conservation) cannot be relied on to protect the environment any longer.
The following documentary is timely in election year.
SUNDAY – 7:30PM – TV ONE