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Water supply recommendations troubling

Thursday, 23 September 2010, 9:24 am | Right To Water Lobby

* *The Land and Water Forum's take on water supply management is troubling says Right to Water. The Forum's report /A Fresh Start for Fresh Water/ was released today and contains a section dealing with reticulated water supply. / / More >>

Rodney Hide wrong, says Right to Water

Monday, 14 June 2010, 11:27 am | Right To Water Lobby

Rodney Hide’s statements that proposed laws will not allow for privatisation are wrong, says Right to Water. More >>

Rodney Hide Wrong, Says Right To Water

Sunday, 13 June 2010, 10:38 am | Right To Water Lobby

The Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill 142-1 removes clauses that require councils to maintain ownership and control of water when aspects of water delivery are contracted out. More >>

Water privatisation protest this Saturday

Wednesday, 9 June 2010, 9:36 am | Right To Water Lobby

If you use water, or think your children or grandchildren may do so in the future, you should take action against water privatisation this Saturday, says Right to Water activist Sam Buchanan. More >>

NZers take a stand against water privatisation

Tuesday, 8 June 2010, 3:15 pm | Right To Water Lobby

This Saturday, concerned citizens across New Zealand will protest against the privatisation of water. More >>

Claims Water Laws Not Privatisation Disingenuous

Wednesday, 5 May 2010, 12:21 pm | Right To Water Lobby

Those claiming proposed laws aren't privatisation are being disingenuous or they don't have a proper grasp of the facts, says Right to Water. More >>

A Sad Day for the Commons

Friday, 30 April 2010, 12:06 pm | Right To Water Lobby

Under Clause 32 of the Bill amendments to the Local Government Act 2002, ownership and control of water can be passed over to the private sector for 35 years. It also removes the specific protections that require local government to retain control ... More >>

Local Govt Reforms an attack on accountability

Thursday, 29 October 2009, 2:58 pm | Right To Water Lobby

Local government reforms that Rodney Hide claims will increase transparency and accountability and allow councils to focus on core services will do just the opposite says Right to Water. More >>

WCC Water Decision Terrible

Thursday, 15 October 2009, 2:26 pm | Right To Water Lobby

Wellington City Council’s decision to consider water meters in the future is terrible, says Right to Water. The Council today agreed that metering will be introduced if Wellington householders don’t reduce their water usage. “It's great that most ... More >>

Water Meter Arguments Based On Poor Information

Monday, 12 October 2009, 10:10 am | Right To Water Lobby

Any moves to introduce compulsory water meters in Wellington will be based on faulty conclusions drawn from poor information, says Right to Water. A front page article in today’s Dominion Post reports Wellington City Council employees saying residential ... More >>

User-Pays For Water A Failure

Thursday, 10 September 2009, 2:47 pm | Right To Water Lobby

Watercare Services, the body that will provide water services in Auckland's 'Super City' has set up a panel to advise it on how to help people struggling to pay water bills. "Watercare, and those advocating user-pays, need to admit that this panel ... More >>

Public Meeting to organise water campaign

Wednesday, 15 July 2009, 9:34 am | Right To Water Lobby

The group Right to Water has organised a public meeting for those in the Wellington area opposed to the commercialisation of water. The meeting will be held on Wednesday 22nd July at 6.30 pm in the Mezzanine Floor Meeting Room of the Wellington Public ... More >>

NZ Infrastructure To Be Guided By Water Privatiser

Wednesday, 27 May 2009, 2:43 pm | Right To Water Lobby

The government has included in its infrastructure advisory board the head of a company renowned for water privatisation.] On Monday, Bill English, Minister of Infrastructure announced Alex Sundakov alongside six others would form a board providing advice ... More >>

Wgtn Council Admits Misleading Public On Water

Thursday, 26 March 2009, 2:23 pm | Right To Water Lobby

Wellington resident Frank Cook has received a letter from Wellington City Council acknowledging the serious errors he identified in council documents and statements around water use in the area. Mr Cook, an engineering teacher, sent a 13 page report ... More >>

It's Raining, It's Pouring. Why The Rush

Thursday, 19 March 2009, 9:54 am | Right To Water Lobby

Greater Wellington Regional Council’s call for local councils to take urgent action on water is peculiar, says Right to Water. In a media briefing on water supply issues in the Wellington area yesterday, GWRC chair Fran Wilde put city councils on notice ... More >>

Kapiti Council’s Water Decision Undemocratic

Thursday, 19 February 2009, 4:20 pm | Right To Water Lobby

Kapiti Coast District Council’s vote for installation of water meters throughout the region is undemocratic and wrong, says Right to Water. More >>

*Water Meters Not About Conservation*

Thursday, 22 January 2009, 10:45 am | Right To Water Lobby

A user-pays system for domestic water supply will increase inequality and is a dubious way to conserve water resources says a local human rights group. More >>

Charging for water is ghost of policies past

Thursday, 30 August 2007, 1:40 pm | Right To Water Lobby

A newly-formed group, aiming to stop the commercialisation of domestic water supply, says that a proposal for user-pays charges for water is a warning that the corpse of madcap neo-liberalism is yet to stop twitching. More >>