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Stop using Covid-19 as cover for lobbying-as-usual. Donna Awatere Huata, Newsroom

The cost of the Government making concessions to agricultural lobbying groups amid the Covid-19 crisis will end up being paid for by our environment and our people, writes Māori Climate Commissioner Donna Awatere Huata

…………The first report to come out of the Act, Environment Aotearoa 2019, describes farming as the single largest polluter of both water and land. It highlights that what they call their “good management practices” pose the greatest risk for the survival of native species – 76 percent of which are in danger of extinction.

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