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Al Jazeera Show's Us Up!

Anyone who watches Al Jazeera may have caught the two part documentary NZ Rivers - Polluted Paradise.

It is a bit of a kick in the slats for those of us who prefer the rest of the World to remain ignorant of the true situation that has developed in this country over the last few years.

But it is timely, and as far as I can see, a fairly accurate representation of the actual situation, and a wake-up call coming as it has just prior to the election. It is critical for voters to understand just what has been going on from an outsiders point of view, and Ruataniwha is a metaphor for the entire pollution dilemma. 

You have to wonder just why our documentary makers are apparently incapable of producing work of such quality? Or is it simply because Government funding is not available for such controversial projects? We don't often see people in this country put 'under the hammer' to this extent, and note the predominance of elderly while males taking part.

Here are the URLs: (these are both for the first episode - the other comes later, I think!)

This information was circulated by the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers Inc, who may or may not have been instrumental in inspiring the interest. It is part of the Al Jazeera People & Power series, and produced by an international media company on their behalf.



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