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Water export charge mooted

Katie Scotcher
Water Rally/Protest
Protesters outside Environment Canterbury rallying for clean water.  Maddy Lloyd

Canterbury has the nation's worst water and a new government panel won't improve it, says water activist.

Bung The Bore spokeswoman Jen Branje said the Government was more interested in supporting Canterbury's dairy industry than protecting the region's water.

Branje said the best option was to stop all water exports.

A Government-funded investigation into water exports will conclude at the beginning of next year. The investigation was started after a series of protests about water issues.