9 Jul 2020

Iwi furious food-growing areas exempt from nitrogen limits

From Morning Report, 8:38 am on 9 July 2020

Iwi are furious the government failed to consult them before quietly recommending two of the country's best food-growing areas be exempt from new water pollution limits.

The government says it's taking action on healthy waterways with new bottom lines for nitrogen, but it wants to exclude Horowhenua and Pukekohe.

Iwi leaders from Horowhenua met the Environment Minister this week, following a letter to his office reminding the government of its Treaty obligations.

Rachel Thomas has more.