Posted by: Rik Tindall | April 12, 2011

SaveOurWater.org.nz

Kia ora ~ Welcome

We are the original New Zealand water quality lobby group, since tangata whenua (indigenous Māori people) were sidelined by capitalist dictatorship, and started one decade ago. A nationwide movement in our name has since taken root, to “keep our water pure”. Save Our Water launched the “Pure” byword for New Zealand market campaigning and has thus helped steer the nation since.

A Green Party offshoot, we were soon disparaged by Greens as a too-successful challenge to their commercial brand in (environment) Canterbury. They pretend Save Our Water voice does not exist.

We fight on for clean water, until it is recognised as the fundamental natural and human right.

We categorically oppose volumetric water charging as a primary conservation means.
~ Commodity market problem, people behaviour solution!

See our #Vote17 page for the latest battle news. ~ #SaveOurWater!

~ Fighting for water quality since 2007, 22 March: World Water Day.

~ Facing down the bullshit of central and local government, especially petty party politics. 2017:
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Some history:

Save Our Water was a successful 2007 election campaign that claimed, through strong public support, the two Environment Canterbury regional council seats in Christchurch East, New Zealand. Thank you very much to everyone who has helped.

We are part of a much larger world movement for water quality, quantity and ecology values – to all be better protected for the future, in the face of accelerating industrial land uses and waste.

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As you may know, a radical change of central government in 2008 led to the abrupt and unconstitutional seizure of ‘ECan’ council in 2010, that usurped the mandated water-saviours and brought New Zealand into increasing fragmentation and shame.

The city foundations have been in free-fall ever since: earthquakes beneath destabilised aquifers have tragically restored substrate equilibrium here. 180+ people died, many were injured. Emergency law has suspended democracy. The national economy is suffering alongside every family.

We hope that you and yours are safe and well, and can join us here again to help Save Our Water grow within the global movement for water equity and peace – for all the world’s species and peoples – before it is too late.

More information is being added here regularly, so please do stay in touch by the comment box below. We are recovering our old web material for accountability and archival reasons, and to integrate the content into this new blog site.

Welcome new allies:
FrackNZ.org blog for Say No to Fracking and Drilling South Island facebook group +
We don’t want a massive dairy factory in rural Darfield facebook group

versus:

the corporate power politics of the Fairfax non-Free Press Editorial: White gold “Water harvesting by way of dam construction will be controversial but is justified in the name of necessary compromise. Minimising the construction and paying rigorous attention to conservation means that both sides of the dispute get something out of the development… we are once again reminded of the need to ensure dairying has the best chance of weathering storms by maximising its sustainable production of milk” 27/09/2011 + Labour Time to focus on water quality betrayal 21/06/2011 + fraudsters Consensus for Hurunui and Waiau rivers 27/10/2011

Thanks for visiting. See About and Media for more links.

Kia ora ~ SaveOurWater.org.nz

Save Water - Save Life

This wonderful youth art competition winner by Catherine Durden in 2007 articulates the same deep aphorism upon which our Save Our Water campaign brand was founded – after World Water Day, 22 March 2007 – “Save Water – Save Life” ~ Thank you for sharing 😀

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Responses

  1. People who know the importance of water can understand very well that it has become very important to save water. We all know water is the most precious resource among all. Keep sharing.

  2. Thanks for the tips. Keep spreading awareness like this.

  3. Thank you for the encouragement. Will do!


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