Excellent reporting by Charlie Mitchell on Chinese Water Bottling issue.
A long read but well worth it.
The fact that over several years New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) – the government agency responsible for economic development- encouraged China’s largest Water Bottling company to come to our country and plunder one of our most vital resources is testimony to how entrenched neoliberalism is in government departments.
No regard for Maori rights under the Treaty.
No regard for the environment either at home (the affect on the health of local rivers) or abroad (the millions of plastic bottles created and distributed across our planet)
Instead we have official promotion of consumption and to hell with the pollution and the environmental impact.
Good on everyone fighting the proposed giant plants in Whakatane and Belfast in Christchurch,
Bryan Bruce is one of NZs most respected documentary makers and public intellectuals who has tirelessly exposed NZs neoliberal economic settings as the main cause for social issues.