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Help us tell the National Government to cut the 💩 in our rivers

Laura with an actual lifesize poop emoji enjoying herself at Lake Taupō.

Picture the scene at Lake Ohakuri near Lake Taupō. Kids are frolicking, families are picnicking, people are fishing. Then all of sudden 50 giant poop emojis float past with a huge sign that says, ‘CUT THE CRAP NATIONAL. WE DEMAND CLEAN RIVERS’.

National MPs Conservation Minister Maggie Barry, Environment Minister Nick Smith and Climate Minister Paula Bennett are hosting a swanky breakfast at Wairakei Resort, a short drive from Lake Taupō this coming Sunday 7 May. 

Imagine how those Ministers would feel sitting down to breakfast Sunday morning, opening the newspaper and seeing our poop and people-powered message on the front page.

This Saturday, Rick from ActionStation and a handful of keen volunteers are driving from Wellington to Taupō with a car load of giant inflatable poop emojis. They’re on a mission to send a clear message to MPs that New Zealanders are not happy with the amount of poop in our rivers and lakes, and we demand action.

The action will take place at 1pm on Saturday the 6th May at on Lake Ohakuri (25min North of Lake Taupō)  lakefront (72 375 Ohakuri Rd.

Here’s what we need your help with:

  • a photographer (a drone would be amazing)

  • a videographer

  • the costs of a rental car, fuel and carbon offsets so our trip is 100% carbon neutral

  • sign printing

  • staff time required to pull this audacious action off in just five days time!

Will you help us make a splash this weekend in Lake Taupō? Together we can call out the Government’s crap freshwater policy for what it is. 💩 

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