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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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

    Ian Bywater
    2020-11-02 11:28:07 +1300
    Maxence
    2020-11-02 11:26:48 +1300
    Diana Moir
    2020-11-02 11:20:36 +1300
    Linda
    2020-11-02 11:19:46 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-02 11:18:38 +1300
    heather and Jerry Tanguay
    2020-11-02 11:16:51 +1300

    "Best Wishes, water bottling must be stopped"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-02 11:16:14 +1300
    Sandra Leys
    2020-11-02 11:10:49 +1300

    "All the best."

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-02 11:06:06 +1300
    Carla Humphrey
    2020-11-02 11:05:47 +1300
    Steve Conway
    2020-11-02 11:02:58 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-02 11:02:31 +1300

    "All the best of luck! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-02 11:02:06 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-02 10:58:06 +1300

    "Some resources are too precious to sell."

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-31 20:02:53 +1300

    "This madness must end"

    Penny Wright
    2020-10-31 17:37:38 +1300

    "Please keep up the great work - its essential"

    P Tonkin
    2020-10-31 11:54:20 +1300
    Camilla Cox
    2020-10-31 09:16:58 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-31 09:11:46 +1300
    Sandra Pearson
    2020-10-30 19:17:59 +1300

    "Stop taking Aotearoa’s wai to make profit!!!"

    Mark Neilson
    2020-10-30 18:12:38 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-30 15:39:37 +1300
    Roger Mail
    2020-10-30 14:16:19 +1300

    "This whole thing is the total incompetence of the local councils involved, the tannery that was located on one of these sites had a water right that was never updated by council this is also the fault of local constituents who never bothered to vote or simply voted for someone because they thought that they were a nice person . I sincerely hope that the local citizens have voted those responsible out of office and that some of you folk are now carrying the torch."

    Kathryn Dixon
    2020-10-30 13:56:08 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-30 13:34:50 +1300

    "Thank you for your voice on my behalf against those who have already destroyed their own environment and are now here to pillage ours. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-30 13:23:53 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-30 11:24:27 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-30 10:17:15 +1300
    Gary king
    2020-10-30 10:10:59 +1300

    "Good luck guys . we need to fight this and put a stop these kinda activities . ECAN must be taking backhanders to let this pass. Im disgusted that was allowed to to happen in the 1st place. "

    Emma
    2020-10-29 22:20:13 +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 :)

     

      Ian Bywater
      2020-11-02 11:28:07 +1300
      Maxence
      2020-11-02 11:26:48 +1300
      Diana Moir
      2020-11-02 11:20:36 +1300
      Linda
      2020-11-02 11:19:46 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-02 11:18:38 +1300
      heather and Jerry Tanguay
      2020-11-02 11:16:51 +1300

      "Best Wishes, water bottling must be stopped"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-02 11:16:14 +1300
      Sandra Leys
      2020-11-02 11:10:49 +1300

      "All the best."

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-02 11:06:06 +1300
      Carla Humphrey
      2020-11-02 11:05:47 +1300
      Steve Conway
      2020-11-02 11:02:58 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-02 11:02:31 +1300

      "All the best of luck! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-02 11:02:06 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-02 10:58:06 +1300

      "Some resources are too precious to sell."

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-31 20:02:53 +1300

      "This madness must end"

      Penny Wright
      2020-10-31 17:37:38 +1300

      "Please keep up the great work - its essential"

      P Tonkin
      2020-10-31 11:54:20 +1300
      Camilla Cox
      2020-10-31 09:16:58 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-31 09:11:46 +1300
      Sandra Pearson
      2020-10-30 19:17:59 +1300

      "Stop taking Aotearoa’s wai to make profit!!!"

      Mark Neilson
      2020-10-30 18:12:38 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-30 15:39:37 +1300
      Roger Mail
      2020-10-30 14:16:19 +1300

      "This whole thing is the total incompetence of the local councils involved, the tannery that was located on one of these sites had a water right that was never updated by council this is also the fault of local constituents who never bothered to vote or simply voted for someone because they thought that they were a nice person . I sincerely hope that the local citizens have voted those responsible out of office and that some of you folk are now carrying the torch."

      Kathryn Dixon
      2020-10-30 13:56:08 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-30 13:34:50 +1300

      "Thank you for your voice on my behalf against those who have already destroyed their own environment and are now here to pillage ours. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-30 13:23:53 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-30 11:24:27 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-30 10:17:15 +1300
      Gary king
      2020-10-30 10:10:59 +1300

      "Good luck guys . we need to fight this and put a stop these kinda activities . ECAN must be taking backhanders to let this pass. Im disgusted that was allowed to to happen in the 1st place. "

      Emma
      2020-10-29 22:20:13 +1300

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

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