To: New Zealand House of Representatives
SAVE OUR WATER NZ
We, the undersigned, call upon The New Zealand House of Representatives, for a moratorium on all New Zealand water exports, to such a time that acceptable legislation is in place to protect this precious resource from private profiteering.
Why is this important?
New Zealand’s precious water is under threat again!
Late last year, plans to allow a West Coast consortium to export 800 million litres of water every month were given the go ahead with no public consultation.
Local Councils continue to grant these extraction consents for bottling or bulk export. These private companies are taking advantage of minimal legislation that allows them to continue to profit from our water at next to no cost.
Whilst many parts of the country have ongoing issues accessing clean water, billions of litres are being given away for private companies to exploit. Currently there are 76 bottling companies across New Zealand who have permits and pay as little as $500 to local councils for them.
This is a community resource that needs to be protected for future generations, we call on our Government to put measures in place to protect this precious resource and put people and the environment before profit!
New Zealand water is a precious resource - NOT FOR SALE!
How it will be delivered
Our petition will close off at midnight 13th March, 2017. Labour MP, David Parker will accept our petition at Parliament House, Molesworth Street, Wellington around lunchtime on 14th March. Everyone is invited to come along to the presentation.