AUDIO: New coalition forms to tackle freshwater quality

"The organisations include Forest and Bird, Fish and Game, Choose Clean Water, Greenpeace, Tourism Export Council and the Federated Mountain Clubs.

Their Freshwater Rescue Plan lays out seven steps for future governments to follow if they want to be serious about saving the country's lakes and rivers.

The steps include reducing cow numbers immediately, withdrawing funding for irrigation and re-directing the hundreds of millions earmarked for these schemes into an agricultural transition fund."