Motu created two short films to illustrate some of the issues around declining water quality in Lake Rotorua. The films feature a dairy farmer and three Maori landowners/caretakers. All have knowledge of a prototype nutrient trading system we have designed for the Lake Rotorua catchment, but were free to present their own views of the proposed system and its implications.
The films do not promote the nutrient trading system. We created them to deepen understanding, so that people in the Rotorua catchment are better equipped to choose between different options for addressing lake water quality.