"Bottle Off!" - Stop the Belfast Bottling Plants

By Peter Richardson

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"Bottle Off!" - Stop The Belfast Bottling Plants

Project 2018-02-12 22:05:20 +1300

   

Please click on a reward (to the right) to pledge.  If you have any trouble pledging please let us know so we can fix the problem. 

For deposits direct into our bank account use: Aotearoa Water Action Incorporated 38 9019 0530141 00

Cheques can be made out to Aotearoa Water Action Inc. & dropped at Linwood Law's offices at 15 Buckleys Rd Linwood, Christchurch.

Thanks for your generosity!

Email: [email protected]

  

the challenge…

Last year Environment Canterbury (aka ECan) issued consents to two water bottling companies that allow them to bottle over 24 million litres per day of precious Canterbury aquifer water from bores in Belfast, North Christchurch.  

The consents are based on historical permits for the Silver Fern Farms works and the Kaputone Wool Scour. Those industries used only a tiny fraction of the consented water ‘take’ but the bottling companies will be using every last drop. 

The aquifer is fully allocated and ECan doesn't understand the potential effects of the increased extraction on artesian pressures and water quality; on freshwater ecosystems; on neighbouring bores; or on the community water supply, because there have been no assessments.  Despite this they've bent over backwards to find a process that will enable the bottling to go ahead without public consultation.  We'll be challenging the legality of that process.

 

At the time of writing this nearly 90,000 people had signed Genevieve Robinson's petition calling for the  consent to be revoked. 

However, construction is going ahead and a new bore has been drilled. 

 

We don't want NZ to stop at protest when we can use the law to protect our water.  We have an opinion from a top Queen's Counsel that we have a strong case and we're ready to bring legal proceedings to overturn the Belfast bottling consents.  But we need your help...

 

 

 Please click on a reward to make a pledge

 

 

 

the team

 

 

Aotearoa Water Action Inc. (AWA) is a non-profit organisation. Our members are from all walks of life and undertake all legal, research and campaign work without reward.  We have lawyers, scientists, our very own journalist and water activists who have walked Aotearoa to raise awareness of the plight of water.  We're from all over New Zealand and we're committed to protecting our wai for future generations.

 

 

Peter at the water rally last March:  https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/90438986/Petition-seeking-ban-on-NZ-water-exports-rejected-by-Environment-Minister-Nick-Smith 

Genevieve's petition: https://www.change.org/p/environment-canterbury-ecan-stop-foreign-water-bottling-business-obtaining-4-32-million-litres-of-water-per-day

 

 

the funding... 

We estimate we will need at least  $40,000  to cover court fees and costs.  

However, if we win (and we believe we will), we may be able to recover costs.  Any funds left over or any money received beyond the $40 000 target will be used to support other communities in need of legal assistance to protect their water resources.  We have big plans!

 

the rewards...

Here's a look at what you can receive/win for your pledge:

 

https://blackcat.co.nz/swimming-with-dolphins#/products/d2c8bba2-415e-4918-9bad-696506975394

 Sam Mahon print www.sammahon.com/

Print is A5 size and will arrive minus the "Sam Mahon" text across the centre

 

 Sounds Great Holiday Homes https://soundsgreat.co.nz/

 

http://www.acphotonz.com/

https://www.facebook.com/AaronCampbellPhotography/

 

 

 Kinloch Lodge: http://www.kinlochlodge.co.nz/

 

 

 

 

 

 We want to protect Christchurch's water and send a clear message to Councils and the water bottling industry that New Zealanders will no longer stand for the poor management and exploitation of our water. 

 

Please PLEDGE if you're able!

 

You can also LIKE and SHARE our facebook pages (links below) 

 

 

Thanks for your support - the team at AWA 

 

  

 

AWA Incorporation Document and purpose statement here:http://www.societies.govt.nz/cms/customer-support/learn-about-our-online-services/banner_template/SOCAGENT

 

AWA public facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/aotearoawateraction/

 

AWA Bottle Off! Campaign page here: https://www.facebook.com/Bottle-Off-Stop-the-Belfast-Bottling-Plants-1463005627178074/

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

Updates 6

Rewards time :)

18/05/2018 at 1:55 PM

Dear pledger

Thanks so much for helping us get to our target - ECan and the bottlers are now heading to Court!

The first small Hearing will likely be in a few weeks time. That will address an affirmative defence raised by Cloud Ocean Water - essentially they want to be certain the original consent that was transferred from Kaputone Wool Scour can't be used for bottling water.  How we proceed - and whether we can address the processing of and use of subsequent consents granted by ECan - will depend on the outcome of that Hearing.    

We'll keep you updated as things progress.

We also now have a list of the rewards you've requested and we'll start sending those out as soon as we can.

If you've requested to be in a draw please bear with us as we have to wait until all pledges have been received and there is still some time before that deadline passes and we get the final list. We'll send you an email once the draw is complete - whether or not you win (GOOD LUCK! )

Any queries please email us at [email protected]

And thanks again for giving so generously - this is such an important case and it would not be happening without your support.

You are amazing!

 

Niki and the Team at AWA

 

 

You need to pledge to see this update.

Invitation to join us - send your message to ECan!

02/04/2018 at 12:43 AM

Dear Pledger

On April 7th - next Saturday - at 12pm Aotearoa Water Action is CHALKING a "Message to ECan" at Cathedral Square.

All the details (including cancellation information) are in the link below: https://www.facebook.com/events/2087110861507963/ 

We're asking everyone who cares about our water to join us - even for 10 minutes - to chalk a (G-rated) message or two to ECan: a picture, a poem, a demand, a hope, or simply a feeling...that's up to you.  Get creative! 

It'll be a fun, positive, family-friendly protest and we're hoping to see the kids there with chalk in hand asking for rivers they can swim in and clean drinking water.

We aim to show ECan just how strongly we feel about our water and its protection.  And, of course, we need to raise awareness of our Pledgeme campaign (which is now at $17,572 thanks to you).  

This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and to take action in a fun and constructive way.  We'd love to see you there!  Please share the link to the event page (above) with your Christchurch friends and encourage people to come along.

Thanks so much for continuing to support us.

Warmest regards

 

from the team at AWA

 

 

 

 

You need to pledge to see this update.

The story breaks

14/03/2018 at 9:48 PM

Newshub broke the story tonight - Aotearoa Water Action has filed for judicial review against Environment Canterbury in an effort to stop the bottling and protect Christchurch's water supply 

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/03/chinese-company-drills-water-bore-in-christchurch-despite-council-warning.html

    Pledgers 716

    Julie
    2018-03-26 21:10:28 +1300

    "Love your work"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-03-26 21:02:01 +1300
    Kate Bourke
    2018-03-26 20:57:26 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-03-26 20:38:23 +1300
    Jane Ryan
    2018-03-26 19:49:35 +1300
    Christine Chris C
    2018-03-26 19:33:28 +1300
    Warrick perry
    2018-03-26 19:13:42 +1300

    "thankyou so much for your effort in protecting our most valuable resource! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-03-26 18:49:47 +1300

    "Great cause guys keep it up"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-03-26 18:46:15 +1300
    Cathie
    2018-03-26 18:34:16 +1300
    Janene Homan
    2018-03-26 18:14:51 +1300

    "I really hope this is successful as we are soooo sick and tired of foreigners stealing our finite supply of pristine water ... Good Luck !!"

    Martin Smith
    2018-03-26 18:07:52 +1300

    "Our water is not for commercial bottling for exporting overseas, our water is to remain here. It is puipuiaki, mouri."

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-03-26 18:05:31 +1300
    Harry
    2018-03-26 18:02:54 +1300
    Simon Taylor
    2018-03-26 18:02:29 +1300

    "Thank you so much for doing this. Water is our most precious resource and cannot be bought to the detriment of people and the environment! "

    ActionStation
    2018-03-26 17:10:48 +1300

    "Made with love from 126 members of the ActionStation community. Kia kaha."

    Ian Wilson
    2018-03-26 12:45:07 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-03-25 19:39:27 +1300

    "Every little drop counts"

    Minty Hunter
    2018-03-25 18:21:33 +1300
    Rob Trautvetter
    2018-03-25 16:19:00 +1300

    "#bottleoff !!"

    Rory
    2018-03-25 10:33:26 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-03-25 04:06:10 +1300

    "We can stop Corporate Colonisation- "

    Sue Carnegie-Harding Smith
    2018-03-24 22:38:51 +1300
    Mike Holling
    2018-03-24 22:15:21 +1300
    Catherine Thornley
    2018-03-24 20:19:31 +1300
    Tracey Nome
    2018-03-24 19:01:13 +1300

    "Lets fight for our water NZ!!"

    Margie
    2018-03-24 11:06:36 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-03-24 10:17:02 +1300

    "Please stop this madness!!!"

    Nathan Surendran
    2018-03-23 21:37:11 +1300
    Genevieve
    2018-03-23 20:58:29 +1300

    "Bottle Off!" - Stop The Belfast Bottling Plants

    Project 2018-02-12 22:05:20 +1300

       

    Please click on a reward (to the right) to pledge.  If you have any trouble pledging please let us know so we can fix the problem. 

    For deposits direct into our bank account use: Aotearoa Water Action Incorporated 38 9019 0530141 00

    Cheques can be made out to Aotearoa Water Action Inc. & dropped at Linwood Law's offices at 15 Buckleys Rd Linwood, Christchurch.

    Thanks for your generosity!

    Email: [email protected]

      

    the challenge…

    Last year Environment Canterbury (aka ECan) issued consents to two water bottling companies that allow them to bottle over 24 million litres per day of precious Canterbury aquifer water from bores in Belfast, North Christchurch.  

    The consents are based on historical permits for the Silver Fern Farms works and the Kaputone Wool Scour. Those industries used only a tiny fraction of the consented water ‘take’ but the bottling companies will be using every last drop. 

    The aquifer is fully allocated and ECan doesn't understand the potential effects of the increased extraction on artesian pressures and water quality; on freshwater ecosystems; on neighbouring bores; or on the community water supply, because there have been no assessments.  Despite this they've bent over backwards to find a process that will enable the bottling to go ahead without public consultation.  We'll be challenging the legality of that process.

     

    At the time of writing this nearly 90,000 people had signed Genevieve Robinson's petition calling for the  consent to be revoked. 

    However, construction is going ahead and a new bore has been drilled. 

     

    We don't want NZ to stop at protest when we can use the law to protect our water.  We have an opinion from a top Queen's Counsel that we have a strong case and we're ready to bring legal proceedings to overturn the Belfast bottling consents.  But we need your help...

     

     

     Please click on a reward to make a pledge

     

     

     

    the team

     

     

    Aotearoa Water Action Inc. (AWA) is a non-profit organisation. Our members are from all walks of life and undertake all legal, research and campaign work without reward.  We have lawyers, scientists, our very own journalist and water activists who have walked Aotearoa to raise awareness of the plight of water.  We're from all over New Zealand and we're committed to protecting our wai for future generations.

     

     

    Peter at the water rally last March:  https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/90438986/Petition-seeking-ban-on-NZ-water-exports-rejected-by-Environment-Minister-Nick-Smith 

    Genevieve's petition: https://www.change.org/p/environment-canterbury-ecan-stop-foreign-water-bottling-business-obtaining-4-32-million-litres-of-water-per-day

     

     

    the funding... 

    We estimate we will need at least  $40,000  to cover court fees and costs.  

    However, if we win (and we believe we will), we may be able to recover costs.  Any funds left over or any money received beyond the $40 000 target will be used to support other communities in need of legal assistance to protect their water resources.  We have big plans!

     

    the rewards...

    Here's a look at what you can receive/win for your pledge:

     

    https://blackcat.co.nz/swimming-with-dolphins#/products/d2c8bba2-415e-4918-9bad-696506975394

     Sam Mahon print www.sammahon.com/

    Print is A5 size and will arrive minus the "Sam Mahon" text across the centre

     

     Sounds Great Holiday Homes https://soundsgreat.co.nz/

     

    http://www.acphotonz.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/AaronCampbellPhotography/

     

     

     Kinloch Lodge: http://www.kinlochlodge.co.nz/

     

     

     

     

     

     We want to protect Christchurch's water and send a clear message to Councils and the water bottling industry that New Zealanders will no longer stand for the poor management and exploitation of our water. 

     

    Please PLEDGE if you're able!

     

    You can also LIKE and SHARE our facebook pages (links below) 

     

     

    Thanks for your support - the team at AWA 

     

      

     

    AWA Incorporation Document and purpose statement here:http://www.societies.govt.nz/cms/customer-support/learn-about-our-online-services/banner_template/SOCAGENT

     

    AWA public facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/aotearoawateraction/

     

    AWA Bottle Off! Campaign page here: https://www.facebook.com/Bottle-Off-Stop-the-Belfast-Bottling-Plants-1463005627178074/

     

     

     

     

     

    Comments

    Rewards time :)

    18/05/2018 at 1:55 PM

    Dear pledger

    Thanks so much for helping us get to our target - ECan and the bottlers are now heading to Court!

    The first small Hearing will likely be in a few weeks time. That will address an affirmative defence raised by Cloud Ocean Water - essentially they want to be certain the original consent that was transferred from Kaputone Wool Scour can't be used for bottling water.  How we proceed - and whether we can address the processing of and use of subsequent consents granted by ECan - will depend on the outcome of that Hearing.    

    We'll keep you updated as things progress.

    We also now have a list of the rewards you've requested and we'll start sending those out as soon as we can.

    If you've requested to be in a draw please bear with us as we have to wait until all pledges have been received and there is still some time before that deadline passes and we get the final list. We'll send you an email once the draw is complete - whether or not you win (GOOD LUCK! )

    Any queries please email us at [email protected]

    And thanks again for giving so generously - this is such an important case and it would not be happening without your support.

    You are amazing!

     

    Niki and the Team at AWA

     

     

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Invitation to join us - send your message to ECan!

    02/04/2018 at 12:43 AM

    Dear Pledger

    On April 7th - next Saturday - at 12pm Aotearoa Water Action is CHALKING a "Message to ECan" at Cathedral Square.

    All the details (including cancellation information) are in the link below: https://www.facebook.com/events/2087110861507963/ 

    We're asking everyone who cares about our water to join us - even for 10 minutes - to chalk a (G-rated) message or two to ECan: a picture, a poem, a demand, a hope, or simply a feeling...that's up to you.  Get creative! 

    It'll be a fun, positive, family-friendly protest and we're hoping to see the kids there with chalk in hand asking for rivers they can swim in and clean drinking water.

    We aim to show ECan just how strongly we feel about our water and its protection.  And, of course, we need to raise awareness of our Pledgeme campaign (which is now at $17,572 thanks to you).  

    This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and to take action in a fun and constructive way.  We'd love to see you there!  Please share the link to the event page (above) with your Christchurch friends and encourage people to come along.

    Thanks so much for continuing to support us.

    Warmest regards

     

    from the team at AWA

     

     

     

     

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    The story breaks

    14/03/2018 at 9:48 PM

    Newshub broke the story tonight - Aotearoa Water Action has filed for judicial review against Environment Canterbury in an effort to stop the bottling and protect Christchurch's water supply 

    http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/03/chinese-company-drills-water-bore-in-christchurch-despite-council-warning.html

      Julie
      2018-03-26 21:10:28 +1300

      "Love your work"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-03-26 21:02:01 +1300
      Kate Bourke
      2018-03-26 20:57:26 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-03-26 20:38:23 +1300
      Jane Ryan
      2018-03-26 19:49:35 +1300
      Christine Chris C
      2018-03-26 19:33:28 +1300
      Warrick perry
      2018-03-26 19:13:42 +1300

      "thankyou so much for your effort in protecting our most valuable resource! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-03-26 18:49:47 +1300

      "Great cause guys keep it up"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-03-26 18:46:15 +1300
      Cathie
      2018-03-26 18:34:16 +1300
      Janene Homan
      2018-03-26 18:14:51 +1300

      "I really hope this is successful as we are soooo sick and tired of foreigners stealing our finite supply of pristine water ... Good Luck !!"

      Martin Smith
      2018-03-26 18:07:52 +1300

      "Our water is not for commercial bottling for exporting overseas, our water is to remain here. It is puipuiaki, mouri."

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-03-26 18:05:31 +1300
      Harry
      2018-03-26 18:02:54 +1300
      Simon Taylor
      2018-03-26 18:02:29 +1300

      "Thank you so much for doing this. Water is our most precious resource and cannot be bought to the detriment of people and the environment! "

      ActionStation
      2018-03-26 17:10:48 +1300

      "Made with love from 126 members of the ActionStation community. Kia kaha."

      Ian Wilson
      2018-03-26 12:45:07 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-03-25 19:39:27 +1300

      "Every little drop counts"

      Minty Hunter
      2018-03-25 18:21:33 +1300
      Rob Trautvetter
      2018-03-25 16:19:00 +1300

      "#bottleoff !!"

      Rory
      2018-03-25 10:33:26 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-03-25 04:06:10 +1300

      "We can stop Corporate Colonisation- "

      Sue Carnegie-Harding Smith
      2018-03-24 22:38:51 +1300
      Mike Holling
      2018-03-24 22:15:21 +1300
      Catherine Thornley
      2018-03-24 20:19:31 +1300
      Tracey Nome
      2018-03-24 19:01:13 +1300

      "Lets fight for our water NZ!!"

      Margie
      2018-03-24 11:06:36 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-03-24 10:17:02 +1300

      "Please stop this madness!!!"

      Nathan Surendran
      2018-03-23 21:37:11 +1300
      Genevieve
      2018-03-23 20:58:29 +1300
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 09/05/2018 at 9:00 PM.