ECan 2019

Save Our Water laments the decline in Canterbury water quality that is apparent since democracy was removed from our regional council, Environment Canterbury, in 2010. The voting public had put us there in 2007, to help improve it all, but central government changed in 2008 and had a different agenda.

So 2019 presents opportunity to pitch in and help improve water quality once again, within the CommunityVoice.NZ Zero-waste campaign for election to ECan in Ōwhanga:
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News and debate on water concern is huge and recently includes:

Water science: Rationality v alarmism – 22 Sep 2016

Protesters send message to Environment Canterbury: ‘Save our water’ – 14 Mar 2017

‘The water wars’: A council’s proposal ruptures a divided heartland – 12 Apr 2018

Is NZ’s drinking water dangerous? Major international study links nitrates with bowel cancer – 28 Jan 2019

Environmentalists ‘alarmed’ but Environment Canterbury says water survey results ‘expected’ – 15 May 2019

ECan councillor says proposed plan changes don’t go far enough to protect drinking water – 22 Jul 2019

Canterbury water talk August 2019 – Mike Joy

[Draft list of event stories – more to come..]

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