Labour has sent a clear message to New Zealanders with the release of its Water policy; it will clean up New Zealand's rivers and lakes over a generation, says Labour's Water spokesperson Meka Whaitiri.
"National's Amy Adams is just plain wrong when she says the policy is 'a pointed attack' on rural New Zealand.
"We are making a truly aspirational target for cleaner water in both the countryside and our cities over 25 years.
"We are committed to encouraging the fair and efficient use of our precious public freshwater resource through a fair priced resource rental on large takes for irrigation.
"That is just being fair and cannot be seen as an attack on our farmers."