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Stop the commercial sale of Public fresh water or charge per litre to the Government

Stop the commercial sale of Public fresh water or charge per litre to the Government

Local authorities have abused the rights of New Zealanders by allowing companies both foreign & domestic to harvest NZ fresh water for personal gain with little or no return to the local NZ community. If it is allowed to continue it should be regulated & there should be a fair charge for each litre taken.

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    • Chelsea Finnie
      tagged this with essential 2016-12-03 22:43:05 +1300
    • Jane Pinder
      commented 2016-12-03 06:50:48 +1300
      Our water is a national resource. If minerals were discovered and extraction rights granted to a company by local council or government, they would then be paying royalties to us. It should be the same with water. I think it is galling that after the water contamination crisis in Hawkes Bay, local people then ended up having to buy (back) the water they needed from a foreign company in their locale that had been granted the right to extract and ship local water overseas virtually for free by their own council!
    • Jane Pinder
      tagged this with essential 2016-12-03 06:50:47 +1300
    • Robert Murray
      commented 2016-11-30 22:16:18 +1300
      Agreed completely: I believe Fiji charges 15c/litre so we should charge 20c/litre
    • Gene Dalefield
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-30 15:29:17 +1300
    • Luka Love
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-30 14:53:04 +1300
    • Alexandra Hallatt
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-30 06:55:49 +1300
    • Alan Barraclough
      commented 2016-11-29 21:17:47 +1300
      Absolutely essential.. the acquifier does NOT belong to any council above it. The aquifier needs to learly be nationalised. its health and sustainability belongs to every Kiwi
    • Alan Barraclough
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-29 21:17:47 +1300
    • Sue Rine
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-29 18:46:26 +1300
    • Tim O'Donnell
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-29 18:26:13 +1300
    • Jerry Cerveny
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-29 13:40:25 +1300
    • Nathan Rattray
      tagged this with important 2016-11-29 11:42:52 +1300
    • Tim O'Donnell
      commented 2016-11-28 23:21:20 +1300
      Do who benefit? The local councils? My understanding is it’s a small consent fee (usually for administration cost) for a certain amount over a given time. Here’s an example from 2015 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503462&objectid=11454222
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      commented 2016-11-28 23:02:49 +1300
      Do they benefit? If they do then is it an issue?
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-28 23:02:48 +1300
    • Tim O'Donnell
      published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-28 21:53:51 +1300