"Last Chance to Protect Our Water" - AWA's Court of Appeal Campaign

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"Last Chance To Protect Our Water" - AWA's Court Of Appeal Campaign

Project 2021-06-25 16:48:26 +1200

 

 

 

THIS PLASTIC FREE JULY please help us (one last time) to #stopthebottling!

Your support could help stop the production of up to 8 billion plastic bottles per year & protect our wai

 

 

To Pledge... 

Click on any of the buttons to the right and follow the instructions.

 

THANK YOU!

For the first time we're not offering rewards - let us know your thoughts on that. 

And if you can't pledge you can still help us A LOT by sharing this page far and wide, via email or social media (or both), and by telling your friends and family!

 

Your support...

will give us the best chance we have of 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/Maori

 

Why we're fundraising again

Now, if you feel like you're having a deja vu moment you're not going mad - we HAVE run this Court of Appeal campaign once before... 

With NZ's help we raised $55,000 to get to the Court of Appeal, but the High Court took us by surprise and awarded the respondants over $70,000 in costs.  

After paying that, we still have some funds in the bank but we need to raise at least another $30,000 - all for legal bills.

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

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

 

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's co-convenors are:

Mike Currie and Liana Kelly

Members include:

Queenstown Lakes District Councillor, Niki Gladding Niki talks water bottling with Tim Lynch

Marine mammal advocate, Genevieve Robinson 

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 185

Steve Fowler
2021-08-08 20:41:24 +1200

"Keep up the good work"

Anonymous pledger
2021-08-08 12:18:08 +1200

"Thank you for doing this!"

Chris
2021-08-08 11:48:34 +1200
martin meehan
2021-08-08 10:30:42 +1200
Cherie
2021-08-06 20:35:26 +1200

"Good luck, and thank you for doing this!"

martin wheldon
2021-08-06 11:29:34 +1200

"Why is it we allow those that stand to benefit to write our rules - - WUNZ (Wake up New Zealand)"

Sandra Leys
2021-08-06 10:51:39 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-08-06 09:26:00 +1200
Laura Wood
2021-08-06 08:43:21 +1200

"Let’s hope for a positive result!"

Kerryjean Mulqueen
2021-08-05 21:59:54 +1200

"Thanks for all of the hard work"

Matthew Baird
2021-08-05 20:23:10 +1200
Mandy Armstrong
2021-08-05 16:49:13 +1200
Mandy Lacy
2021-08-05 15:49:57 +1200

"Wishing you all - the very best with this important cause. Thank you for what you are doing. "

Leila Boyle
2021-08-05 15:34:51 +1200
Donald Laing
2021-08-05 12:48:49 +1200
Anita Gray
2021-08-05 11:48:22 +1200

"Here's hoping for a successful outcome :)"

Anonymous pledger
2021-08-05 11:35:00 +1200
Victoria Jaenecke
2021-08-05 11:32:09 +1200
Jan Cleghorn
2021-08-05 11:09:55 +1200

"This is our last chance to keep our precious water resource for ourselves. These people, (Aotearoa Water Action Inc.), need our financial support right now. They’re fighting on our behalf, in the court of appeal, to keep this precious taonga for future generations. Please follow suit with your own pledge, even if you can only afford a little. Do not sit back and simply allow our precious asset to be plundered."

Heidi Hughes
2021-08-05 10:51:33 +1200

"Thanks for your mahi team! "

Anonymous pledger
2021-08-05 09:57:05 +1200
Malin Tovnell
2021-08-05 09:56:43 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-08-05 08:42:10 +1200

"Make sure no fuckers take out water for free !!! "

Jo
2021-08-05 07:41:41 +1200
Lisa Henderson
2021-08-05 07:18:39 +1200
Robyn Wilson
2021-08-04 22:33:07 +1200
Mark
2021-08-04 21:40:19 +1200

"New Zealand water for New Zealanders. "

Anonymous pledger
2021-08-04 21:35:20 +1200
Jill Richardson
2021-08-04 21:23:14 +1200
Derek Barnston
2021-08-04 21:21:18 +1200

"This is a critical issue that the Government should be facing up to, not leaving it to the community to try and resolve. Best of luck, kia kaha!!"

Followers

Followers of "Last Chance to Protect Our Water" - AWA's Court of Appeal Campaign

"Last Chance To Protect Our Water" - AWA's Court Of Appeal Campaign

Project 2021-06-25 16:48:26 +1200

 

 

 

THIS PLASTIC FREE JULY please help us (one last time) to #stopthebottling!

Your support could help stop the production of up to 8 billion plastic bottles per year & protect our wai

 

 

To Pledge... 

Click on any of the buttons to the right and follow the instructions.

 

THANK YOU!

For the first time we're not offering rewards - let us know your thoughts on that. 

And if you can't pledge you can still help us A LOT by sharing this page far and wide, via email or social media (or both), and by telling your friends and family!

 

Your support...

will give us the best chance we have of 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/Maori

 

Why we're fundraising again

Now, if you feel like you're having a deja vu moment you're not going mad - we HAVE run this Court of Appeal campaign once before... 

With NZ's help we raised $55,000 to get to the Court of Appeal, but the High Court took us by surprise and awarded the respondants over $70,000 in costs.  

After paying that, we still have some funds in the bank but we need to raise at least another $30,000 - all for legal bills.

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

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

 

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's co-convenors are:

Mike Currie and Liana Kelly

Members include:

Queenstown Lakes District Councillor, Niki Gladding Niki talks water bottling with Tim Lynch

Marine mammal advocate, Genevieve Robinson 

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.

Steve Fowler
2021-08-08 20:41:24 +1200

"Keep up the good work"

Anonymous pledger
2021-08-08 12:18:08 +1200

"Thank you for doing this!"

Chris
2021-08-08 11:48:34 +1200
martin meehan
2021-08-08 10:30:42 +1200
Cherie
2021-08-06 20:35:26 +1200

"Good luck, and thank you for doing this!"

martin wheldon
2021-08-06 11:29:34 +1200

"Why is it we allow those that stand to benefit to write our rules - - WUNZ (Wake up New Zealand)"

Sandra Leys
2021-08-06 10:51:39 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-08-06 09:26:00 +1200
Laura Wood
2021-08-06 08:43:21 +1200

"Let’s hope for a positive result!"

Kerryjean Mulqueen
2021-08-05 21:59:54 +1200

"Thanks for all of the hard work"

Matthew Baird
2021-08-05 20:23:10 +1200
Mandy Armstrong
2021-08-05 16:49:13 +1200
Mandy Lacy
2021-08-05 15:49:57 +1200

"Wishing you all - the very best with this important cause. Thank you for what you are doing. "

Leila Boyle
2021-08-05 15:34:51 +1200
Donald Laing
2021-08-05 12:48:49 +1200
Anita Gray
2021-08-05 11:48:22 +1200

"Here's hoping for a successful outcome :)"

Anonymous pledger
2021-08-05 11:35:00 +1200
Victoria Jaenecke
2021-08-05 11:32:09 +1200
Jan Cleghorn
2021-08-05 11:09:55 +1200

"This is our last chance to keep our precious water resource for ourselves. These people, (Aotearoa Water Action Inc.), need our financial support right now. They’re fighting on our behalf, in the court of appeal, to keep this precious taonga for future generations. Please follow suit with your own pledge, even if you can only afford a little. Do not sit back and simply allow our precious asset to be plundered."

Heidi Hughes
2021-08-05 10:51:33 +1200

"Thanks for your mahi team! "

Anonymous pledger
2021-08-05 09:57:05 +1200
Malin Tovnell
2021-08-05 09:56:43 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-08-05 08:42:10 +1200

"Make sure no fuckers take out water for free !!! "

Jo
2021-08-05 07:41:41 +1200
Lisa Henderson
2021-08-05 07:18:39 +1200
Robyn Wilson
2021-08-04 22:33:07 +1200
Mark
2021-08-04 21:40:19 +1200

"New Zealand water for New Zealanders. "

Anonymous pledger
2021-08-04 21:35:20 +1200
Jill Richardson
2021-08-04 21:23:14 +1200
Derek Barnston
2021-08-04 21:21:18 +1200

"This is a critical issue that the Government should be facing up to, not leaving it to the community to try and resolve. Best of luck, kia kaha!!"

Followers of "Last Chance to Protect Our Water" - AWA's Court of Appeal Campaign

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