Operation 'Stop the Bottling!' - help AWA get to the Court of Appeal

By Niki Gladding

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Operation 'Stop The Bottling!' - Help AWA Get To The Court Of Appeal

Project 2020-10-02 16:33:36 +1300

JOIN Operation Stop the Bottling!

We appreciate that many people are doing it tough right now; please only pledge if you can afford it.

You can also help by sharing this page via email or social media and by telling your friends!

 

To Pledge... 

 

Click on a reward to the right and follow the instructions (thank you!)

We'll add rewards over the next 6 weeks so keep your eyes peeled :)

Trouble pledging? Please get in touch with the PledgeMe team and they will help you out! 

 

Your support...

will give us a good shot at overturning a High Court Decision that:

 

Allows Cloud Ocean Water and Rapaki Natural Resources Limited to use over 8 billion litres of water per year for bottled water export.

Has implications for the way water is allocated across New Zealand, making it a simple exercise to change the use of existing water permits without being able to alter the conditions of the water 'take'.  

Effectively increases the rights of water permit holders and supports a market for water via land sales.

Suggests that when granting consents for water bottling, the effects of plastic bottles on the environment can not be considered

Did not adequately consider the concerns of local iwi

 

A second legal opinion has confirmed we have a "winnable" case.

 

 

Aotearoa Water Action...

 

AWA was 'born' in 2018 to take on Canterbury Regional Council (ECan) and challenge the water bottling consents granted to Cloud Ocean Water and Rapaki Natural Resources Limited.

Since then we have helped Sustainable Otakiri take on bottling company Cresswell NZ;

we have delivered to ECan a 114,000-strong petition against the Cloud Ocean consents;

And thanks in large part to our team it is now LGNZ's policy to advocate for a moratorium on new applications to bottle water. 

AWA has some funds available but not enough.  We've estimated we need to raise least $50,000; ideally twice that.

N.B. Our team is 100% happily unpaid, so every cent goes towards legal costs.

Finally, if we win (and we think we can), any money left unspent will be set aside for other community legal cases that aim to protect our wai.

 

AWA's co-convenors are:

Queenstown Lakes District Councillor Niki Gladding &

Niki talks water bottling with Tim Lynch

Christchurch lawyer Peter Richardson (N.B. Peter is not paid for his services as instructing solicitor)

Peter at the 2019 March for Water

 

Media

TV ONE clip

Christchurch City Council funds AWA

Cloud Ocean Water in Growth Mode

Water Bottling hiatus Urged as Cloud Ocean touts growth

NZ Councils pass remit to advocate for a moratorium on new water bottling consents

 

 
Huge thanks to all who have supported us with your skills & donations & good wishes over the last 3 years. 
You are all amazing.  KEEP FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT!

"HEY HEY, HO HO...YOU CAN'T HAVE OUR H2O!"

 

To find out more about AWA and stay up to date visit us on Facebook or check out our website 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pledgers 194

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-16 10:09:01 +1300
fiona
2020-10-16 09:55:57 +1300

"Well done! Keep on doing what your doing."

Joanna Nolan
2020-10-16 09:03:44 +1300
Hayley Grant
2020-10-16 08:49:25 +1300

"Come on Kiwis!! Don’t let this happen ever again. Make sure your Local and Regional Council’s are held to account for the decisions they make!"

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-16 08:32:39 +1300
Malin Tovnell
2020-10-16 07:59:43 +1300
Bel Hughes
2020-10-16 06:11:01 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-15 22:10:10 +1300
Michelle
2020-10-15 21:50:50 +1300
Sharon Freer
2020-10-15 20:33:12 +1300
Eva Pick
2020-10-15 19:47:05 +1300

"It's a disgrace that we even need an action on this! Both because water is a common good and also the plastic bottle issue."

Allan Udy
2020-10-15 19:23:50 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-15 19:20:50 +1300
Inez Kolff
2020-10-15 18:13:48 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-15 17:12:25 +1300

"Bottling our precious water and shipping it off shore is one of the most ridiculous and reprehensible business ventures I've encountered."

Irene Edgar
2020-10-15 16:24:27 +1300

"Good luck and thank you for all the work you are doing to protect our water."

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-15 16:01:48 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-15 15:19:20 +1300
Debbie Jones
2020-10-15 14:09:37 +1300
Joshua Salter
2020-10-15 14:00:22 +1300
Theo Morlang
2020-10-15 13:25:53 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-15 13:12:17 +1300
Ronja Schipper
2020-10-15 13:11:42 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-15 12:37:11 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-15 12:31:27 +1300

"Blessings for all your work in service to water. "

Keiha Nicol
2020-10-15 12:25:18 +1300
Peter
2020-10-15 11:10:09 +1300
Alice Shannon
2020-10-15 11:08:45 +1300
GregTrish Trewhitt
2020-10-15 10:49:07 +1300

"Our water is too sacred to be allowed to be exported by anyone. The government of the day must listen to the people of New Zealand. Water is Life! The water of Aotearoa belongs to all of us who live here."

Liz Tanner
2020-10-15 10:44:13 +1300

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Followers of Operation 'Stop the Bottling!' - help AWA get to the Court of Appeal

Operation 'Stop The Bottling!' - Help AWA Get To The Court Of Appeal

Project 2020-10-02 16:33:36 +1300

JOIN Operation Stop the Bottling!

We appreciate that many people are doing it tough right now; please only pledge if you can afford it.

You can also help by sharing this page via email or social media and by telling your friends!

 

To Pledge... 

 

Click on a reward to the right and follow the instructions (thank you!)

We'll add rewards over the next 6 weeks so keep your eyes peeled :)

Trouble pledging? Please get in touch with the PledgeMe team and they will help you out! 

 

Your support...

will give us a good shot at overturning a High Court Decision that:

 

Allows Cloud Ocean Water and Rapaki Natural Resources Limited to use over 8 billion litres of water per year for bottled water export.

Has implications for the way water is allocated across New Zealand, making it a simple exercise to change the use of existing water permits without being able to alter the conditions of the water 'take'.  

Effectively increases the rights of water permit holders and supports a market for water via land sales.

Suggests that when granting consents for water bottling, the effects of plastic bottles on the environment can not be considered

Did not adequately consider the concerns of local iwi

 

A second legal opinion has confirmed we have a "winnable" case.

 

 

Aotearoa Water Action...

 

AWA was 'born' in 2018 to take on Canterbury Regional Council (ECan) and challenge the water bottling consents granted to Cloud Ocean Water and Rapaki Natural Resources Limited.

Since then we have helped Sustainable Otakiri take on bottling company Cresswell NZ;

we have delivered to ECan a 114,000-strong petition against the Cloud Ocean consents;

And thanks in large part to our team it is now LGNZ's policy to advocate for a moratorium on new applications to bottle water. 

AWA has some funds available but not enough.  We've estimated we need to raise least $50,000; ideally twice that.

N.B. Our team is 100% happily unpaid, so every cent goes towards legal costs.

Finally, if we win (and we think we can), any money left unspent will be set aside for other community legal cases that aim to protect our wai.

 

AWA's co-convenors are:

Queenstown Lakes District Councillor Niki Gladding &

Niki talks water bottling with Tim Lynch

Christchurch lawyer Peter Richardson (N.B. Peter is not paid for his services as instructing solicitor)

Peter at the 2019 March for Water

 

Media

TV ONE clip

Christchurch City Council funds AWA

Cloud Ocean Water in Growth Mode

Water Bottling hiatus Urged as Cloud Ocean touts growth

NZ Councils pass remit to advocate for a moratorium on new water bottling consents

 

 
Huge thanks to all who have supported us with your skills & donations & good wishes over the last 3 years. 
You are all amazing.  KEEP FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT!

"HEY HEY, HO HO...YOU CAN'T HAVE OUR H2O!"

 

To find out more about AWA and stay up to date visit us on Facebook or check out our website 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-16 10:09:01 +1300
fiona
2020-10-16 09:55:57 +1300

"Well done! Keep on doing what your doing."

Joanna Nolan
2020-10-16 09:03:44 +1300
Hayley Grant
2020-10-16 08:49:25 +1300

"Come on Kiwis!! Don’t let this happen ever again. Make sure your Local and Regional Council’s are held to account for the decisions they make!"

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-16 08:32:39 +1300
Malin Tovnell
2020-10-16 07:59:43 +1300
Bel Hughes
2020-10-16 06:11:01 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-15 22:10:10 +1300
Michelle
2020-10-15 21:50:50 +1300
Sharon Freer
2020-10-15 20:33:12 +1300
Eva Pick
2020-10-15 19:47:05 +1300

"It's a disgrace that we even need an action on this! Both because water is a common good and also the plastic bottle issue."

Allan Udy
2020-10-15 19:23:50 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-15 19:20:50 +1300
Inez Kolff
2020-10-15 18:13:48 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-15 17:12:25 +1300

"Bottling our precious water and shipping it off shore is one of the most ridiculous and reprehensible business ventures I've encountered."

Irene Edgar
2020-10-15 16:24:27 +1300

"Good luck and thank you for all the work you are doing to protect our water."

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-15 16:01:48 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-15 15:19:20 +1300
Debbie Jones
2020-10-15 14:09:37 +1300
Joshua Salter
2020-10-15 14:00:22 +1300
Theo Morlang
2020-10-15 13:25:53 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-15 13:12:17 +1300
Ronja Schipper
2020-10-15 13:11:42 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-15 12:37:11 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-15 12:31:27 +1300

"Blessings for all your work in service to water. "

Keiha Nicol
2020-10-15 12:25:18 +1300
Peter
2020-10-15 11:10:09 +1300
Alice Shannon
2020-10-15 11:08:45 +1300
GregTrish Trewhitt
2020-10-15 10:49:07 +1300

"Our water is too sacred to be allowed to be exported by anyone. The government of the day must listen to the people of New Zealand. Water is Life! The water of Aotearoa belongs to all of us who live here."

Liz Tanner
2020-10-15 10:44:13 +1300

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