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  • artistsforsaveourwater « News « Artists for save our water
    we swam in as children have Health Warning signs telling us of the dangers of drinking swimming and allowing our dogs in the water The fish and bird life are being endangered by the reduced flows Our rivers have didymo and algae partly due to the reduced flows Large scale water removal and diversion affects not just the immediate systems but ecosystems far beyond Water is not wasted by running into the sea Worldwide we can see the consequences of damming and treating rivers and lakes as plumbing systems Let us learn from the experiences of countries such as Australia who have ruined the Murray River by over allocation and unsustainable farming Christchurch citizens face potential high water rates and water restrictions as farmers are being given the water resources on a first come first serve basis without a real knowledge of how much water take is sustainable The residents of Christchurch are likely to end up with a restricted supply of expensive chlorinated and contaminated water We are concerned that Environment Canterbury is dominated by rural interests and is not safeguarding the pure and clean water supply of the people of Christchurch and our environment You are not giving sufficient consideration of protection of the recreational values of our rivers and the publics right to swim and fish and play We believe the present R M A is not working in managing diffuse pollution caused through the intensification of farming Actions we endorse Christchurch s Water needs should have priority and existing rights to water allocation recognised before additional farming water consents are allocated to irrigate free draining farmland The Farming Community should be subject to a levy to pay for environmental damage to our rivers rather the public being expected to pay We want to maintain public control

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  • admin « Authors « Artists for save our water – Page 2
    that Water is a public good that like the air belongs to all of us Our Concerns We note with alarm the global trend towards the commercialisation and privatisation of water that is demonstrated in such applications as Continue reading Posted in News Leave a comment Newer posts Search for Archives April 2013 November 2012 August 2012 February 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 May 2011 February

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  • News « Categories « Artists for save our water – Page 2
    that Water is a public good that like the air belongs to all of us Our Concerns We note with alarm the global trend towards the commercialisation and privatisation of water that is demonstrated in such applications as Continue reading Posted in News Leave a comment Newer posts Search for Archives April 2013 November 2012 August 2012 February 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 May 2011 February

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  • Nobody owns water. Yeah, right « News « Artists for save our water – Comments Page 1
    was then unquestionably for the benefit of the public could one day become just another source of revenue for private shareholders I don t think we did I am old enough to remember a different era My parents loved the rolling tawny expanses of the Mackenzie Country and visited it often to enjoy its clear air and three beautiful lakes each with its own colour and character Seeing the hydro electric developments boring their way inexorably across their favourite landscape was very painful and latterly their visits stopped They recognised the nation s need for electricity however and no doubt paid more than their fair share for the dams through the substantial taxes the comfortably off paid in those days public sacrifice for public good was a principle they understood and believed in Nowadays however we dance to a different tune and water is being commercialised Having given much of the control of our hydro lakes and rivers to our energy companies without charge for the national good how much leverage will remain to maintain the values of our rivers and lakes after their partial sale Nobody talks about rivers and lakes they are simply water or resource in the national discussion While we still own our energy companies under the SOE Act there remains a clause that can require them to act in the public good But once partially sold under the Mixed Ownership Model Act we surrender that authority and the companies will operate for the greater economic benefit of their shareholders Suddenly it is obvious that ownership and use of water is a fundamental debate we have never had as a nation One of the first questions we should be discussing is what exactly ownership means and then perhaps to what extent permits to use become degrees of ownership For example the status an activity enjoys under the RMA provides different levels of security to the consent holder The knock on effect of an activity being classed as controlled rather than discretionary can be to almost guarantee use for that activity in perpetuity Meridian for example is currently seeking just such a changed classification to its water use permits in the Waitaki For all practical purposes how different is this from a property right A further overlay is the facility under the same act to trade water An irrigator having secured a permit to use free water can later sell that right directly to another irrigator thereby deriving wealth from the transaction and denying public opportunity to reconsider its use or its return to river or lake Isn t there a degree of ownership in that situation as well And how do Maori ideas of ownership vary from those of Pakeha As I understand it ownership of a water body to Maori implies both the authority and a duty to care kaitiakitanga rather than an exclusive right for personal gain like the European concept It is a holistic rather than a reductionist approach a worldview that might

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  • Trustpower eyes Rakaia River « News « Artists for save our water – Comments Page 1
    was meeting with Trustpower and had decided that they needed to change the WCO on the Rakaia if Trustpower s irrigation scheme using Lake Coleridge for storage was to proceed Here s one abstract Aide Memoire from Gerry Brownlee and David Carter to John Key 4 9 09 To accelerate the TrustPower Lake Coleridge proposal application could be made to MfE to amend or revoke the existing Rakaia WCO Officials and Ministers were looking at how to change the WCO so they could get access to the water and lower the minimum flow The Government was looking for a way forward when an opportunity presented itself in the form of the Canterbury mayors attacking ECAN When the Government removed the elected councillors at ECAN they simultaneously undermined WCOs in Canterbury with the same legislation The earthquake has now provided perfect cover to steal the water from the river Flow minimums and flow variability are essential to the health of the river Minimum flows mean that there is enough habitat for freshwater fish medium flow events clean out the periphyton that grows on the shingle underwater and big flows are essential for cleaning out the vegetation that grows on the islands between the braids This vegetation can act as habitat for stoats and other predators of the birds on the river If you eliminate the variability by controlling the flow you eliminate the flora and fauna adapted to that variability Nearly three quarters of all the wrybills in the world live on the Rakaia wrybills are the only bird to have a a right bending beak to poke under the shingle for food Black fronted terns are endangered but common on the river On the 19 december the Key appointed commissioners are having a hearing initiated by Trustpower to vary the

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  • Wai Wurri? – Why worry about water ? « News « Artists for save our water – Comments Page 1
    in water issues Jane has made exhibits and films around the issues of pollution conservation and corporatisation of water some of these short films will be screened at Tivoli alongside the exhibit In 2010 she journeyed from the Murray River Mouth at Gulwa to the Hume Dam photographing her impressions of this ravaged wonderland as a cautionary tale for our New Zealand rivers In Canterbury the Government wants to fast track irrigation schemes for more intensive farming One of the environmental battles being fought is protecting the Lake Sumner water level from being raised by a dam on the South Branch of the Hurunui River In Australia settler culture has created a vision in which the water of the Murray is stored regulated and allocated for human consumption and economic production The relationships between people insects water birds fish trees and the needs of the river have been discounted This resulting over allocation of water and resulting destruction of freshwater ecology is also happening here in New Zealand demanding a rethink of our water water management law and policy Jane says Wai Wurri is a themed exhibition on the subject of water with images of the Murray and Hurunui Rivers In the 21st century water is shaping up to be one of the major issues facing our community Water has been called the New Gold Jane has participated in Artists for Save Our Water exhibitions where artists use art to initiate dialogue around water issues On Waiheke Island she says we collect our own rainwater so why do we need to worry about water These images are an invitation to consider a resource we all take for granted However without water there is no life Liz Greenslade for Tivoli This entry was posted in News and tagged hurunui river water

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  • fracking the blighted future plan « News « Artists for save our water – Comments Page 1
    underground in the hopes of liberating natural gas that would be otherwise inaccessible and to bring it to the surface With hydrofracking a well can produce over a million gallons of waste water that is often laced with highly corrosive salts carcinogens like benzene and radioactive elements like radium Other carcinogenic materials can be added to the waste water by the chemicals used in the hydrofracking itself Through the processes of fracking our underground water supplies artesian wells aquifers are being poisoned This is occurring in every continent on earth for the purpose of extracting more fossil fuels Large companies are moving in on peoples property which governments are allowing and drilling for natural gas via fracking and this process is destroying local water supplies This entry was posted in News and tagged fracking Bookmark the permalink Christchurch in hot water water running out Nick Smith next Sam Mahon target One Response to fracking the blighted future plan cody makora says November 3 2011 at 9 51 pm Heartbreaking to think we are going down this environmentally destructive path Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment You

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