"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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Anonymous pledger
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Mark Gray
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2021-08-04 20:10:01 +1200
[email protected]
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Anonymous pledger
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Lauren Crawford
2021-08-04 19:50:29 +1200
Deva
2021-08-04 19:46:52 +1200
Cathy Tuato'o Ross
2021-08-04 19:39:03 +1200
Sabrina Ayling
2021-08-04 19:34:43 +1200
Sue Longden
2021-08-04 19:30:32 +1200
Fred Albert
2021-08-04 19:11:15 +1200
Pam Hellier
2021-08-04 18:45:14 +1200
Sam Brines
2021-08-04 17:54:19 +1200
TeAroha Taki
2021-08-04 17:47:05 +1200
Joanne Dow
2021-08-04 17:46:17 +1200
Pauline Taylor
2021-08-04 17:40:50 +1200

"Thank you for all the work you have done to protect our water and the environment. Fantastic. "

Anonymous pledger
2021-08-04 17:29:10 +1200
Joan Kennaird
2021-08-04 17:01:44 +1200
Çherie Hazlewood
2021-08-04 16:59:27 +1200

"Our country our water ♥️"

Anonymous pledger
2021-08-04 16:55:13 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-08-04 16:25:04 +1200
Grant Robinson
2021-08-04 16:04:34 +1200
Connor OBrien
2021-08-04 15:44:17 +1200

"Protect our water. Do not extort the planets resources for unnecessary gains!"

Jan Melbourne
2021-08-04 15:36:15 +1200
Mareile Stoppel
2021-08-04 15:19:41 +1200
Chris Collie-Holmes
2021-08-04 15:19:02 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-08-04 14:55:35 +1200
Richard vanderPlas
2021-08-04 14:48:00 +1200
Crispin Balfour
2021-08-04 14:45:26 +1200

"Stop filling plastic bottles with our water ..."

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.

Anonymous pledger
2021-08-04 21:08:31 +1200
Mark Gray
2021-08-04 20:37:37 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-08-04 20:14:29 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-08-04 20:10:01 +1200
[email protected]
2021-08-04 20:06:44 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-08-04 19:58:51 +1200
Lauren Crawford
2021-08-04 19:50:29 +1200
Deva
2021-08-04 19:46:52 +1200
Cathy Tuato'o Ross
2021-08-04 19:39:03 +1200
Sabrina Ayling
2021-08-04 19:34:43 +1200
Sue Longden
2021-08-04 19:30:32 +1200
Fred Albert
2021-08-04 19:11:15 +1200
Pam Hellier
2021-08-04 18:45:14 +1200
Sam Brines
2021-08-04 17:54:19 +1200
TeAroha Taki
2021-08-04 17:47:05 +1200
Joanne Dow
2021-08-04 17:46:17 +1200
Pauline Taylor
2021-08-04 17:40:50 +1200

"Thank you for all the work you have done to protect our water and the environment. Fantastic. "

Anonymous pledger
2021-08-04 17:29:10 +1200
Joan Kennaird
2021-08-04 17:01:44 +1200
Çherie Hazlewood
2021-08-04 16:59:27 +1200

"Our country our water ♥️"

Anonymous pledger
2021-08-04 16:55:13 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-08-04 16:25:04 +1200
Grant Robinson
2021-08-04 16:04:34 +1200
Connor OBrien
2021-08-04 15:44:17 +1200

"Protect our water. Do not extort the planets resources for unnecessary gains!"

Jan Melbourne
2021-08-04 15:36:15 +1200
Mareile Stoppel
2021-08-04 15:19:41 +1200
Chris Collie-Holmes
2021-08-04 15:19:02 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-08-04 14:55:35 +1200
Richard vanderPlas
2021-08-04 14:48:00 +1200
Crispin Balfour
2021-08-04 14:45:26 +1200

"Stop filling plastic bottles with our water ..."

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

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