I’m sorry, but god damn this water issue has me furious.
How the hell can we have gotten to a place where large corporations are taking hundreds of thousands of litres of our freshest water PER DAY for free?
Brothers and Sisters, this is madness. Pure, unadulterated madness.
The Government’s inane position is that “No one owns the water”. That’s the very answer Nick Smith gave an exasperated Paddy Gower as Paddy put to him these companies were making a killing hocking off our water.
“No one owns the water”.
That’s just horse shit.
Or cow shit, whatever the stuff is that National are allowing Fonteera and corporate dairy to pump into our rivers and streams.
So National sell state assets, (with sweetheart deals for those rich enough from the tax cuts to buy the shares) to subsidise Dairy irrigation to the bloody tune of $400million, they then pollute our rivers to such a point the Government have to redefine what the word ‘swimmable’ means and now National are allowing foreign interests to steal water for free.
Fellow New Zealander’s. This. Must. Not. Stand.
Under the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealander’s, in partnership with Maori, own the water!
You and I.
We own the bloody water thank you very much!
All of us.
If the product is being made and finished here in NZ by a NZ owned company, then they can have access to our water, and I mean ‘access’, not ever increasing intensification, those industries should be looking to clip their wings and reduce their environmental footprint, not greedily expand it even more.
I don’t care how many times Fonteera play those glossy over produced astroturf adverts designed to generate a sense of authenticity with a former All Black gushing about how much he loves milk, they can fuck right off.
You’ve had 9 years of your Party in power and it’s been as detrimental to the environment as the Housing crisis has been to the poor living in cars.
Our environment urgently needs a change of Government because these bastards can’t help themselves. Corporate Framers are addicted to producing mountains of milk powder and screw the knock on effects on the environment.
I say ENOUGH. Water for New Zealanders!
We need a commitment from the Opposition that there will be an immediate moratorium on all foreign interests taking water including the existing contracts.We need to prioritise the water needs of the environment and people first and then business second.
This must be an election issue or we are a nation of short-sighted fools.
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