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

By Niki Gladding

NZ $11,037 pledged


218 people 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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Pledgers 218

bwolpert
2020-10-12 20:40:08 +1300
Christine Aylesworth
2020-10-12 18:30:48 +1300

"Our fresh water is more precious than gold. We live on Banks Peninsula where my husband manages a farm. He has seen the fresh water springs drying up this spring. It’s very worrying to go into summer with a deficit. We need to protect our most precious of natural resources WATER. Great work!!"

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-12 17:26:56 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-12 16:45:12 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-12 14:29:41 +1300
Cornelis Van Eldik
2020-10-12 14:23:42 +1300

"PLEASE SAVE UNDERGROUND WATER. Town water is safe and suitable for human consumption."

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-12 13:49:54 +1300

"Thank you for taking on this fight. This is absolutely wrong that they take our water and send it overseas! If it is going to happen they should at least be paying for it! We are fools to carry on allowing this!"

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-12 13:12:55 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-12 12:52:42 +1300
Minty Hunter
2020-10-12 12:30:52 +1300
Cath Gilmour
2020-10-12 11:59:49 +1300

"Thanks for all your work on this, Niki and team."

Justin Hygate
2020-10-12 11:18:37 +1300
Wendy Gillespie
2020-10-12 11:10:57 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-12 10:56:19 +1300
Julie
2020-10-12 10:47:36 +1300

"Thanks for your commitment and tenacity with this very important issue. Good luck."

Nigel William Wootton
2020-10-12 10:44:08 +1300

"good luck"

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-12 09:47:08 +1300
Heather Anderson
2020-10-11 22:31:48 +1300
Rochelle Mclachlan
2020-10-11 22:27:59 +1300

"Good luck."

Sharon U Aitken
2020-10-11 18:06:34 +1300
Dave Hawkins
2020-10-11 17:26:15 +1300

"Let's get rid of the bottles"

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-11 17:00:52 +1300
Jacqui Ennis
2020-10-11 13:50:40 +1300
Mike Currie
2020-10-10 14:58:24 +1300

"Water is life - not a commodity to be plundered and exported overseas!"

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-09 11:36:35 +1300
A & J SMART
2020-10-08 20:48:37 +1300

"Go for it"

Karen Johnson
2020-10-08 20:15:46 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-08 20:14:22 +1300
Michael Gray
2020-10-08 17:55:13 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-08 15:52:57 +1300

"Thanks for working on behalf of all of us."

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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.

bwolpert
2020-10-12 20:40:08 +1300
Christine Aylesworth
2020-10-12 18:30:48 +1300

"Our fresh water is more precious than gold. We live on Banks Peninsula where my husband manages a farm. He has seen the fresh water springs drying up this spring. It’s very worrying to go into summer with a deficit. We need to protect our most precious of natural resources WATER. Great work!!"

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-12 17:26:56 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-12 16:45:12 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-12 14:29:41 +1300
Cornelis Van Eldik
2020-10-12 14:23:42 +1300

"PLEASE SAVE UNDERGROUND WATER. Town water is safe and suitable for human consumption."

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-12 13:49:54 +1300

"Thank you for taking on this fight. This is absolutely wrong that they take our water and send it overseas! If it is going to happen they should at least be paying for it! We are fools to carry on allowing this!"

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-12 13:12:55 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-12 12:52:42 +1300
Minty Hunter
2020-10-12 12:30:52 +1300
Cath Gilmour
2020-10-12 11:59:49 +1300

"Thanks for all your work on this, Niki and team."

Justin Hygate
2020-10-12 11:18:37 +1300
Wendy Gillespie
2020-10-12 11:10:57 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-12 10:56:19 +1300
Julie
2020-10-12 10:47:36 +1300

"Thanks for your commitment and tenacity with this very important issue. Good luck."

Nigel William Wootton
2020-10-12 10:44:08 +1300

"good luck"

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-12 09:47:08 +1300
Heather Anderson
2020-10-11 22:31:48 +1300
Rochelle Mclachlan
2020-10-11 22:27:59 +1300

"Good luck."

Sharon U Aitken
2020-10-11 18:06:34 +1300
Dave Hawkins
2020-10-11 17:26:15 +1300

"Let's get rid of the bottles"

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-11 17:00:52 +1300
Jacqui Ennis
2020-10-11 13:50:40 +1300
Mike Currie
2020-10-10 14:58:24 +1300

"Water is life - not a commodity to be plundered and exported overseas!"

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-09 11:36:35 +1300
A & J SMART
2020-10-08 20:48:37 +1300

"Go for it"

Karen Johnson
2020-10-08 20:15:46 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-08 20:14:22 +1300
Michael Gray
2020-10-08 17:55:13 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-08 15:52:57 +1300

"Thanks for working on behalf of all of us."

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