ActionStation members deliver Freshwater Rescue Plan message in cupcakes

Environment Minister Nick Smith received a bitter sweet form of protest when he was handed a tray full of poo-shaped cupcakes.

The baked treats were presented by local woman Mary Sullivan, a member of the ActionStation organisation as "a fun way of delivering a serious message about the state of our fresh water".

Sullivan had made an appointment to see Smith at Nelson's Saturday Markets to present the poo cakes and discuss a fresh water rescue plan