Save Our Wai - High Court Appeal

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Save Our Wai - High Court Appeal

Project 2019-12-19 14:44:54 +1300

New Zealand: The plastic creation nation. Is this our future? 

Sustainable Otakiri needs to raise $35,000 by January 20th, 2020 or it may have to leave any ambitions of a Court appeal against Cresswell NZ (a Chinese-owned subsidiary company) to save our precious water resource for future generations.

Please give us a chance to stop the bottling and STOP THE PLASTIC! PLEDGE or DONATE Direct (Save Our Water and Environment 06 0489 0754608 30). THANK YOU!

This proposal would be disastrous for NZ and our region. The factory intends to: 

  • Take 1.1 million m3 of deep-aquifer water/year from an aquifer that was previously classified as over-allocated.
  • Discharge up to 450m3 per day of high-phosphorus process water to a local stream flowing into the Tarawera River. 
  • Produce 6m3 of compressed plastic waste daily, from reject bottles and packaging.
  • Export the majority of this bottled water to China.
  • Produce 2,451,960 up to 3.7million bottles (of various sizes) each day. That's up to 1.35 billion a year!
  • Create 202 truck and trailer journeys from Tauranga to Otakiri (and associated emissions) each day - that's one truck every three minutes to the Port of Tauranga.
  • Set a dangerous new precedent nationwide for allowable consent creep without public consultation, given this expansion is 20 and in some areas 50 fold in upscale.

We can win this! Minister Eugenie Sage said she was powerless to stop this, but the community isn't! Sustainable Otakiri has appealed the land use consent in the Environment Court and we have grounds to take this fight to the High Court after Commissioner Kernohan echoed that projects like these industrial scale developments should be Publicly Notified. If it is successful, the Court's ruling will prevent Cresswell building the plant and buying the land without seeking full public consultation, and I'm sure we will all have a lot to say!

The Society has a strongly arguable case that the application should be declined. Sustainable Otakiri has seen the legal advice, discussed with various support groups and agrees that the case needs to be heard by the High Court. The Courts are very strict on how long you have to raise an appeal to the High Court - it is just a matter of weeks. If the Society can't raise $35,000 by the 20th of January then it will have to cancel its plans to appeal. Sustainable Otakiri has twice applied to the government's legal assistance fund and we have been turned down both times. We need your help!

Who are we? Sustainable Otakiri Incorporated is the society behind the Save Our Wai movement. Some close associations we have are with Aotearoa Water Action (Awa), Greater Tauranga and many more amazing organisations.

If you are opposed to 3.7million new, single use plastic bottles being produced in our region every single day (where they produced none before) and shipped overseas to China - Please donate.

If you think that companies who apply to produce massive quantities of plastic should be required to take financial responsibility for the whole life of what they produce - Please donate. 

If you're opposed to the public not being consulted on the actual long term affects of Industrial scale developments and are appalled you're not being given the opportunity to decide if this is the NZ you want - Please donate.

If you're worried what sort of precedent this application sets when a 20-50 fold increase in a business's size can occur like the massive increase in trucking this would allow (without consultation) into Tauranga - Please donate.

If you believe that water is one of Aotearoa New Zealand's most precious resources and should be protected from overseas corporate greed - Please donate.

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Ngati Awa are off to the High Court too!

18/01/2020 at 4:29 PM

Excited to be heading back into the High Court alongside Ngati Awa. 

Ngati Awa announced last night that they too are heading to the High Court to fight against Creswell wanting to set up this industrial scale water bottling plant.

In the environment court they brought an excellent case and will be doing the same I am sure in the High Court.

Some of our arguments will tackle the same topics but we will again be fighting for what we believe are the incorrect applications for land use, which because it was limited notified is an argument only we can bring back to the table.

We still have just over $11,000 to go and our cut off is this Monday at 11am. I urge all our pledgers to share our plight with their friends and social networks urging them to support our cause.

Thank you for all your support to date.

From all the team at Save Our Wai ❤💧✊

 

Media Coverage of our Mission to Save Our Wai

15/01/2020 at 9:13 AM

Kia ora wonderful supporters, we are very happy to see multiple media outlets sharing the story of the mission Save Our Wai is on to protect our water - an essential, precious resource - from greedy overseas corporates who want to bottle it in plastic and ship it offshore. Here's the latest links to the latest updates and news stories:

Please spread the word to your networks so we can get this case in front of the High Court!

- Save Our Wai

    Pledgers 607

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-01-19 18:20:56 +1300
    Paula Beilby
    2020-01-19 18:16:32 +1300

    "Our water. Waihotia!!! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-01-19 18:16:30 +1300
    Rose Stevens
    2020-01-19 18:00:32 +1300

    "Good luck 😉 "

    Georgie Davis
    2020-01-19 18:00:27 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-01-19 17:52:49 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-01-19 17:30:31 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-01-19 17:27:25 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-01-19 17:25:39 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-01-19 17:01:11 +1300
    Ailsa Carroll
    2020-01-19 16:55:31 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-01-19 16:53:44 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-01-19 16:27:19 +1300
    Anina
    2020-01-19 16:16:54 +1300

    "Our natural resources are not for sale nor is our water available to be bottled. It is there for everyone to enjoy without corporations trying to lay claim on it"

    C Catt
    2020-01-19 16:16:51 +1300
    Anina
    2020-01-19 16:16:17 +1300

    "Our natural resources are not for sale nor is our water available to be bottled. It is there for everyone to enjoy without corporations trying to lay claim on it"

    Shontae Belk
    2020-01-19 16:07:22 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-01-19 15:50:43 +1300
    Zoe Flowers
    2020-01-19 15:43:58 +1300
    Nicole way
    2020-01-19 15:43:31 +1300

    "Good on you good people a more than worthy cause."

    Fiona Millar
    2020-01-19 15:25:56 +1300
    Piri Robinson
    2020-01-19 15:11:33 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-01-19 15:05:00 +1300
    Casey
    2020-01-19 15:02:40 +1300
    Mirjam van de Klundert
    2020-01-19 14:53:56 +1300
    Anna GuentherPledgeMe Staff
    2020-01-19 14:16:14 +1300
    Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom
    2020-01-19 14:07:12 +1300

    "Thank you for this initiative!"

    James Woods
    2020-01-19 14:03:33 +1300
    Tracy Ferguson
    2020-01-19 13:52:08 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-01-19 13:42:27 +1300

    Save Our Wai - High Court Appeal

    Project 2019-12-19 14:44:54 +1300

    New Zealand: The plastic creation nation. Is this our future? 

    Sustainable Otakiri needs to raise $35,000 by January 20th, 2020 or it may have to leave any ambitions of a Court appeal against Cresswell NZ (a Chinese-owned subsidiary company) to save our precious water resource for future generations.

    Please give us a chance to stop the bottling and STOP THE PLASTIC! PLEDGE or DONATE Direct (Save Our Water and Environment 06 0489 0754608 30). THANK YOU!

    This proposal would be disastrous for NZ and our region. The factory intends to: 

    • Take 1.1 million m3 of deep-aquifer water/year from an aquifer that was previously classified as over-allocated.
    • Discharge up to 450m3 per day of high-phosphorus process water to a local stream flowing into the Tarawera River. 
    • Produce 6m3 of compressed plastic waste daily, from reject bottles and packaging.
    • Export the majority of this bottled water to China.
    • Produce 2,451,960 up to 3.7million bottles (of various sizes) each day. That's up to 1.35 billion a year!
    • Create 202 truck and trailer journeys from Tauranga to Otakiri (and associated emissions) each day - that's one truck every three minutes to the Port of Tauranga.
    • Set a dangerous new precedent nationwide for allowable consent creep without public consultation, given this expansion is 20 and in some areas 50 fold in upscale.

    We can win this! Minister Eugenie Sage said she was powerless to stop this, but the community isn't! Sustainable Otakiri has appealed the land use consent in the Environment Court and we have grounds to take this fight to the High Court after Commissioner Kernohan echoed that projects like these industrial scale developments should be Publicly Notified. If it is successful, the Court's ruling will prevent Cresswell building the plant and buying the land without seeking full public consultation, and I'm sure we will all have a lot to say!

    The Society has a strongly arguable case that the application should be declined. Sustainable Otakiri has seen the legal advice, discussed with various support groups and agrees that the case needs to be heard by the High Court. The Courts are very strict on how long you have to raise an appeal to the High Court - it is just a matter of weeks. If the Society can't raise $35,000 by the 20th of January then it will have to cancel its plans to appeal. Sustainable Otakiri has twice applied to the government's legal assistance fund and we have been turned down both times. We need your help!

    Who are we? Sustainable Otakiri Incorporated is the society behind the Save Our Wai movement. Some close associations we have are with Aotearoa Water Action (Awa), Greater Tauranga and many more amazing organisations.

    If you are opposed to 3.7million new, single use plastic bottles being produced in our region every single day (where they produced none before) and shipped overseas to China - Please donate.

    If you think that companies who apply to produce massive quantities of plastic should be required to take financial responsibility for the whole life of what they produce - Please donate. 

    If you're opposed to the public not being consulted on the actual long term affects of Industrial scale developments and are appalled you're not being given the opportunity to decide if this is the NZ you want - Please donate.

    If you're worried what sort of precedent this application sets when a 20-50 fold increase in a business's size can occur like the massive increase in trucking this would allow (without consultation) into Tauranga - Please donate.

    If you believe that water is one of Aotearoa New Zealand's most precious resources and should be protected from overseas corporate greed - Please donate.

    Comments

    Ngati Awa are off to the High Court too!

    18/01/2020 at 4:29 PM

    Excited to be heading back into the High Court alongside Ngati Awa. 

    Ngati Awa announced last night that they too are heading to the High Court to fight against Creswell wanting to set up this industrial scale water bottling plant.

    In the environment court they brought an excellent case and will be doing the same I am sure in the High Court.

    Some of our arguments will tackle the same topics but we will again be fighting for what we believe are the incorrect applications for land use, which because it was limited notified is an argument only we can bring back to the table.

    We still have just over $11,000 to go and our cut off is this Monday at 11am. I urge all our pledgers to share our plight with their friends and social networks urging them to support our cause.

    Thank you for all your support to date.

    From all the team at Save Our Wai ❤💧✊

     

    Media Coverage of our Mission to Save Our Wai

    15/01/2020 at 9:13 AM

    Kia ora wonderful supporters, we are very happy to see multiple media outlets sharing the story of the mission Save Our Wai is on to protect our water - an essential, precious resource - from greedy overseas corporates who want to bottle it in plastic and ship it offshore. Here's the latest links to the latest updates and news stories:

    Please spread the word to your networks so we can get this case in front of the High Court!

    - Save Our Wai

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-01-19 18:20:56 +1300
      Paula Beilby
      2020-01-19 18:16:32 +1300

      "Our water. Waihotia!!! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-01-19 18:16:30 +1300
      Rose Stevens
      2020-01-19 18:00:32 +1300

      "Good luck 😉 "

      Georgie Davis
      2020-01-19 18:00:27 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-01-19 17:52:49 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-01-19 17:30:31 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-01-19 17:27:25 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-01-19 17:25:39 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-01-19 17:01:11 +1300
      Ailsa Carroll
      2020-01-19 16:55:31 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-01-19 16:53:44 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-01-19 16:27:19 +1300
      Anina
      2020-01-19 16:16:54 +1300

      "Our natural resources are not for sale nor is our water available to be bottled. It is there for everyone to enjoy without corporations trying to lay claim on it"

      C Catt
      2020-01-19 16:16:51 +1300
      Anina
      2020-01-19 16:16:17 +1300

      "Our natural resources are not for sale nor is our water available to be bottled. It is there for everyone to enjoy without corporations trying to lay claim on it"

      Shontae Belk
      2020-01-19 16:07:22 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-01-19 15:50:43 +1300
      Zoe Flowers
      2020-01-19 15:43:58 +1300
      Nicole way
      2020-01-19 15:43:31 +1300

      "Good on you good people a more than worthy cause."

      Fiona Millar
      2020-01-19 15:25:56 +1300
      Piri Robinson
      2020-01-19 15:11:33 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-01-19 15:05:00 +1300
      Casey
      2020-01-19 15:02:40 +1300
      Mirjam van de Klundert
      2020-01-19 14:53:56 +1300
      Anna GuentherPledgeMe Staff
      2020-01-19 14:16:14 +1300
      Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom
      2020-01-19 14:07:12 +1300

      "Thank you for this initiative!"

      James Woods
      2020-01-19 14:03:33 +1300
      Tracy Ferguson
      2020-01-19 13:52:08 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-01-19 13:42:27 +1300
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 20/01/2020 at 11:00 AM.
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