Module 1: What Lies Beneath

Module 1

About this experience

Human intervention over the past decades has altered the freshwater ecology and caused a dramatic decline in many freshwater indigenous species such as koura, galaxiids and eels. Clean unpolluted water is essential for life.  The rivers and lakes we treasure as national taonga are often in a very poor state due to bad practices. What is alarming is that the change from being a pristine waterway to a dangerously polluted and toxic resource can happen quickly but may take many generations to repair.