UnitedFuture wants water royalties like on oil and gas
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.