Unit­edFu­ture wants wa­ter roy­al­ties like on oil and gas

The Press - - Politics-News -

Unit­edFu­ture is call­ing for roy­al­ties on wa­ter like on oil and gas. Leader Peter Dunne said that way New Zea­land could en­sure its wa­ter re­sources are not be­ing just given away. The pol­icy is part of the party’s ‘‘out­doors’’ pack­age, which in­cludes a $10-mil­lion-a-year con­testable fund for in­no­va­tive re­search into the en­vi­ron­ment, in­clud­ing clean rivers re­search. There is also fund­ing to re­search in­va­sive or­gan­isms, such as didymo, and for river­side plant­ings to help clean up wa­ter­ways around farm­land.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.