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

By Niki Gladding

NZ $55,599 pledged


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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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Updates 1

One week left, one more favour to ask... PLEASE SHARE Operation 'Stop the Bottling!'

10/11/2020 at 12:12 AM

Thanks so much for your pledge!

Between bank donations and pledges we've raised $35,000 in 5 weeks.  That's the good news.

The somewhat daunting news is that we have just 7 days left to raise another $20,000 - $3,000 per day!!!

And last week we took a leap of faith and filed our case on appeal before the deadline.  So we are going to Court - the question is will we be able to pay our barrister! Peter and I aren't that keen on making the arguement ourselves (lol)

What would really REALLY help us is if everyone who has already pledged could reach just 1 or 2 (or 10) more people who might pledge or donate.  

If you're willing to do that, the link to our PledgeMe page - Operation 'Stop the Bottling!' - is here: PLEASE SHARE ME!

Alternatively, in case anyone asks, our bank account details are: Aotearoa Water Action: 38 9019 0530141 00

 

Thanks so much for all your help so far - we're so grateful!

 

Niki and the team at AWA :)

 

    Pledgers 473

    Lisa Wild
    2020-11-10 18:18:53 +1300
    Mairi Gunn
    2020-11-10 16:54:26 +1300

    "On ya!"

    Graeme Ferrier
    2020-11-10 16:02:53 +1300

    "A most worthy cause to support"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-10 15:14:23 +1300
    Sean
    2020-11-10 15:14:19 +1300
    Bobbi Munday
    2020-11-10 15:11:57 +1300

    "Good luck guys!"

    Lesley and Colin
    2020-11-10 15:03:09 +1300
    Kieran
    2020-11-10 14:55:23 +1300
    Philip
    2020-11-10 14:52:59 +1300
    Fred Albert
    2020-11-10 14:51:15 +1300
    Margaret Snowdon
    2020-11-10 14:46:27 +1300
    Nicola Bradburn
    2020-11-10 14:41:06 +1300

    "Thank you Aotearoa Water Action for all your mahi fighting on our behalf - good luck with this legal challenge - we're 100% behind you and your 'Stop the Bottling!' campaign. Glen, Nic and family from Mangawhai"

    Maria Cassin
    2020-11-10 14:31:02 +1300

    "Residents & Ratepayers should get the best water We should not have water restrictions or chlorine added while companies bottle pure water Clean water is a huge issue, we need to get the systems in place and correct now"

    Angela Harden
    2020-11-10 14:17:57 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-10 14:16:49 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-10 14:04:50 +1300
    Emma GoodmanPledgeMe Staff
    2020-11-10 13:48:20 +1300

    "Go team, you got this! And to your supporters - it takes a crowd, let's get there! :) "

    George Skuse
    2020-11-10 13:07:00 +1300
    Megan Begg
    2020-11-10 12:59:57 +1300
    Tahnda Sakarai
    2020-11-10 12:50:12 +1300
    Hannah Jensen
    2020-11-10 12:48:45 +1300

    "Good luck team, thanks for all your hard work! "

    Nada Piątek
    2020-11-10 12:18:55 +1300

    "It breaks my heart that we have to fight this, but fight we will."

    Arani
    2020-11-10 12:12:47 +1300

    "I really support this important work you are doing and wish I could offer more"

    Fiona Scott
    2020-11-10 12:06:33 +1300

    "Good Luck!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-10 12:04:43 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-10 11:41:27 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-10 11:41:17 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-10 11:26:54 +1300

    "Good Luck Guys!"

    Paige Badart
    2020-11-10 11:26:02 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-10 11:22:52 +1300

    Followers 1

    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

    One week left, one more favour to ask... PLEASE SHARE Operation 'Stop the Bottling!'

    10/11/2020 at 12:12 AM

    Thanks so much for your pledge!

    Between bank donations and pledges we've raised $35,000 in 5 weeks.  That's the good news.

    The somewhat daunting news is that we have just 7 days left to raise another $20,000 - $3,000 per day!!!

    And last week we took a leap of faith and filed our case on appeal before the deadline.  So we are going to Court - the question is will we be able to pay our barrister! Peter and I aren't that keen on making the arguement ourselves (lol)

    What would really REALLY help us is if everyone who has already pledged could reach just 1 or 2 (or 10) more people who might pledge or donate.  

    If you're willing to do that, the link to our PledgeMe page - Operation 'Stop the Bottling!' - is here: PLEASE SHARE ME!

    Alternatively, in case anyone asks, our bank account details are: Aotearoa Water Action: 38 9019 0530141 00

     

    Thanks so much for all your help so far - we're so grateful!

     

    Niki and the team at AWA :)

     

      Lisa Wild
      2020-11-10 18:18:53 +1300
      Mairi Gunn
      2020-11-10 16:54:26 +1300

      "On ya!"

      Graeme Ferrier
      2020-11-10 16:02:53 +1300

      "A most worthy cause to support"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-10 15:14:23 +1300
      Sean
      2020-11-10 15:14:19 +1300
      Bobbi Munday
      2020-11-10 15:11:57 +1300

      "Good luck guys!"

      Lesley and Colin
      2020-11-10 15:03:09 +1300
      Kieran
      2020-11-10 14:55:23 +1300
      Philip
      2020-11-10 14:52:59 +1300
      Fred Albert
      2020-11-10 14:51:15 +1300
      Margaret Snowdon
      2020-11-10 14:46:27 +1300
      Nicola Bradburn
      2020-11-10 14:41:06 +1300

      "Thank you Aotearoa Water Action for all your mahi fighting on our behalf - good luck with this legal challenge - we're 100% behind you and your 'Stop the Bottling!' campaign. Glen, Nic and family from Mangawhai"

      Maria Cassin
      2020-11-10 14:31:02 +1300

      "Residents & Ratepayers should get the best water We should not have water restrictions or chlorine added while companies bottle pure water Clean water is a huge issue, we need to get the systems in place and correct now"

      Angela Harden
      2020-11-10 14:17:57 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-10 14:16:49 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-10 14:04:50 +1300
      Emma GoodmanPledgeMe Staff
      2020-11-10 13:48:20 +1300

      "Go team, you got this! And to your supporters - it takes a crowd, let's get there! :) "

      George Skuse
      2020-11-10 13:07:00 +1300
      Megan Begg
      2020-11-10 12:59:57 +1300
      Tahnda Sakarai
      2020-11-10 12:50:12 +1300
      Hannah Jensen
      2020-11-10 12:48:45 +1300

      "Good luck team, thanks for all your hard work! "

      Nada Piątek
      2020-11-10 12:18:55 +1300

      "It breaks my heart that we have to fight this, but fight we will."

      Arani
      2020-11-10 12:12:47 +1300

      "I really support this important work you are doing and wish I could offer more"

      Fiona Scott
      2020-11-10 12:06:33 +1300

      "Good Luck!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-10 12:04:43 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-10 11:41:27 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-10 11:41:17 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-10 11:26:54 +1300

      "Good Luck Guys!"

      Paige Badart
      2020-11-10 11:26:02 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-10 11:22:52 +1300

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

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 17/11/2020 at 4:00 PM.
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