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

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-24 07:54:04 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-24 07:02:21 +1300
    John Hayman
    2020-10-23 19:04:17 +1300
    James Muir
    2020-10-22 21:36:20 +1300

    "Go you beauties! "

    Julie Downard
    2020-10-21 21:21:54 +1300
    Roslyn Smith
    2020-10-21 19:47:57 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-21 18:54:54 +1300

    "This needs to stop "

    Roz Kennedy
    2020-10-21 09:37:33 +1300

    ""What is the most important thing? It is water, it is water, it is water...""

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-21 09:08:11 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-20 20:56:24 +1300

    "Thank you."

    Rachel McLachlan
    2020-10-20 18:54:46 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-20 15:41:18 +1300
    Ian McCahon
    2020-10-20 09:31:18 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-20 08:43:16 +1300
    David Haynes
    2020-10-19 17:13:21 +1300

    "Enough of giving away New Zealand's resources to foreign corporations and continuing producing single-use plastic bottles. Wake up NZ Government and ECan."

    Jeff Hurrell
    2020-10-19 16:28:36 +1300

    "It’s finite"

    Edmund Skillary
    2020-10-19 16:04:42 +1300
    Sarah McFadden
    2020-10-19 09:32:03 +1300
    gcornelis
    2020-10-18 19:33:11 +1300
    Jo Davidson
    2020-10-18 16:14:03 +1300

    "Our water quality is worse every year, no way should we be giving away what's left to foreign interests to chuck into plastic bottles"

    kerry sunde
    2020-10-18 13:31:51 +1300

    "This must be stopped"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-18 11:51:05 +1300
    Maxence
    2020-10-17 13:31:33 +1300
    Lynne John
    2020-10-17 13:20:36 +1300
    Pat Thorburn-Matheson
    2020-10-17 11:02:42 +1300
    Paul Redican
    2020-10-16 20:34:36 +1300

    "We must stop giving away our most precious resource for the financial benefit of a few. "

    Geoff Wise
    2020-10-16 18:09:12 +1300
    Rose Collen
    2020-10-16 17:20:22 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-16 17:19:02 +1300
    Adam Dodd
    2020-10-16 17:08:46 +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 :)

     

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-24 07:54:04 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-24 07:02:21 +1300
      John Hayman
      2020-10-23 19:04:17 +1300
      James Muir
      2020-10-22 21:36:20 +1300

      "Go you beauties! "

      Julie Downard
      2020-10-21 21:21:54 +1300
      Roslyn Smith
      2020-10-21 19:47:57 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-21 18:54:54 +1300

      "This needs to stop "

      Roz Kennedy
      2020-10-21 09:37:33 +1300

      ""What is the most important thing? It is water, it is water, it is water...""

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-21 09:08:11 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-20 20:56:24 +1300

      "Thank you."

      Rachel McLachlan
      2020-10-20 18:54:46 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-20 15:41:18 +1300
      Ian McCahon
      2020-10-20 09:31:18 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-20 08:43:16 +1300
      David Haynes
      2020-10-19 17:13:21 +1300

      "Enough of giving away New Zealand's resources to foreign corporations and continuing producing single-use plastic bottles. Wake up NZ Government and ECan."

      Jeff Hurrell
      2020-10-19 16:28:36 +1300

      "It’s finite"

      Edmund Skillary
      2020-10-19 16:04:42 +1300
      Sarah McFadden
      2020-10-19 09:32:03 +1300
      gcornelis
      2020-10-18 19:33:11 +1300
      Jo Davidson
      2020-10-18 16:14:03 +1300

      "Our water quality is worse every year, no way should we be giving away what's left to foreign interests to chuck into plastic bottles"

      kerry sunde
      2020-10-18 13:31:51 +1300

      "This must be stopped"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-18 11:51:05 +1300
      Maxence
      2020-10-17 13:31:33 +1300
      Lynne John
      2020-10-17 13:20:36 +1300
      Pat Thorburn-Matheson
      2020-10-17 11:02:42 +1300
      Paul Redican
      2020-10-16 20:34:36 +1300

      "We must stop giving away our most precious resource for the financial benefit of a few. "

      Geoff Wise
      2020-10-16 18:09:12 +1300
      Rose Collen
      2020-10-16 17:20:22 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-16 17:19:02 +1300
      Adam Dodd
      2020-10-16 17:08:46 +1300

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

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