"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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Kara :)
2021-07-18 23:56:44 +1200
Tania Martin
2021-07-18 22:43:11 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-18 21:35:36 +1200
Sheryl Alty
2021-07-18 21:19:18 +1200

"Keep up the great work"

Lisa Chaplow
2021-07-18 20:54:22 +1200
Jenny Olsen
2021-07-18 17:55:44 +1200
Herbie Mues
2021-07-18 17:43:29 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-18 16:58:03 +1200
SN Shaw
2021-07-18 16:52:20 +1200

"Leave our water alone!! For New Zealanders, not foreigners."

Andre Cragnolini
2021-07-18 16:40:44 +1200

"Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua"

Alan Dove
2021-07-18 16:23:00 +1200
Nigel Smith
2021-07-18 14:23:31 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-18 14:11:06 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-18 14:03:27 +1200

"We may need that water ourselves the way climate change is going. keep it in the rivers and don't add more plastic to the world. Save The Awa!"

Anonymous pledger
2021-07-18 13:11:53 +1200
Peter Leonard Carey
2021-07-18 13:04:37 +1200
David Barnett
2021-07-18 13:01:19 +1200

"All the best"

John Ridgway
2021-07-18 12:43:30 +1200
Sarah McFadden
2021-07-18 12:37:52 +1200
Cheryl Jesson
2021-07-18 12:29:02 +1200
Julie Downard
2021-07-18 12:22:45 +1200
Julie
2021-07-18 11:37:13 +1200

"Best Wishes Guys. So important to win this and set a legal precedent so this cannot be repeated everywhere throughout NZ"

Alison McLeish
2021-07-18 11:03:11 +1200
Pat Thorburn-Matheson
2021-07-18 10:50:45 +1200
Joshua Salter
2021-07-18 10:05:47 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-18 09:11:53 +1200
A & J SMART
2021-07-18 08:45:10 +1200

"go for it guys the water doesnt belong to anyone,and its not for sale"

Anonymous pledger
2021-07-18 08:44:07 +1200
Peter Elsbury
2021-07-18 08:40:10 +1200
Lesley and Colin
2021-07-18 08:01:21 +1200

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.

Kara :)
2021-07-18 23:56:44 +1200
Tania Martin
2021-07-18 22:43:11 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-18 21:35:36 +1200
Sheryl Alty
2021-07-18 21:19:18 +1200

"Keep up the great work"

Lisa Chaplow
2021-07-18 20:54:22 +1200
Jenny Olsen
2021-07-18 17:55:44 +1200
Herbie Mues
2021-07-18 17:43:29 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-18 16:58:03 +1200
SN Shaw
2021-07-18 16:52:20 +1200

"Leave our water alone!! For New Zealanders, not foreigners."

Andre Cragnolini
2021-07-18 16:40:44 +1200

"Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua"

Alan Dove
2021-07-18 16:23:00 +1200
Nigel Smith
2021-07-18 14:23:31 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-18 14:11:06 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-18 14:03:27 +1200

"We may need that water ourselves the way climate change is going. keep it in the rivers and don't add more plastic to the world. Save The Awa!"

Anonymous pledger
2021-07-18 13:11:53 +1200
Peter Leonard Carey
2021-07-18 13:04:37 +1200
David Barnett
2021-07-18 13:01:19 +1200

"All the best"

John Ridgway
2021-07-18 12:43:30 +1200
Sarah McFadden
2021-07-18 12:37:52 +1200
Cheryl Jesson
2021-07-18 12:29:02 +1200
Julie Downard
2021-07-18 12:22:45 +1200
Julie
2021-07-18 11:37:13 +1200

"Best Wishes Guys. So important to win this and set a legal precedent so this cannot be repeated everywhere throughout NZ"

Alison McLeish
2021-07-18 11:03:11 +1200
Pat Thorburn-Matheson
2021-07-18 10:50:45 +1200
Joshua Salter
2021-07-18 10:05:47 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-07-18 09:11:53 +1200
A & J SMART
2021-07-18 08:45:10 +1200

"go for it guys the water doesnt belong to anyone,and its not for sale"

Anonymous pledger
2021-07-18 08:44:07 +1200
Peter Elsbury
2021-07-18 08:40:10 +1200
Lesley and Colin
2021-07-18 08:01:21 +1200

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