We donate 10% of profits to Million Metres for healthy rivers and waterways throughout New Zealand.
Recent statistics about our waterways are not good news. 44% of all monitored lakes are polluted beyond the point of eutrophication, with these conditions creating toxic bacterial blooms, bacteria dangerous to human health and oxygen-depleted 'dead zones' devoid of plant and animal life. And 62% of our lowland rivers have more pathogens that are safe to swim in! The stats are even worse for lowland lakes in farmland – a whopping 84% are so polluted they become eutrophic. In fact, many of our waterways are so bad that even our native fish have disappeared. It’s not the clean green image we associate with New Zealand, is it? And without significant intervention now, it’s only going to get worse.