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Water Bill Submission. Read this urgently
Mar 1st, 2021 at 9:41am
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https://www.parliament.nz/.../BILL_99655/water-services-bill
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Draft submission to Parliament on Water Services Bill by NZ OUTDOORS PARTY.
SUBMISSION BY NZ OUTDOORS PARTY on WATER SERVICES BILL 2021
Prepared and lodged by Co-leader- Sue Grey LLB(Hons), BSc (Biochemistry and Microbiology), RSHDipPHI14 June 2020
suegreylawyer@gmail.com Ph 022-6910586
INTRODUCTION
This submission is lodged by the NZ OUTDOORS PARTY, a registered political party under the Electoral Act.
The NZ OUTDOORS PARTY has a rapidly growing and active membership, who value freedom and New Zealand, including its people, tikanga and environment.
The NZ OUTDOORS PARTY promotes connection of New Zealanders with each other and with nature.
The OUTDOORS PARTY promotes:
• democracy where people play an active role in decision making, knowing their views are valued and will be listened to.
• freedom from excessive government and international interference in the lives of New Zealanders;
• more self-sufficiency for New Zealand and New Zealanders,
• better care of our water, land, soil, wildlife and of our people.
• natural and organic regenerative approaches to agriculture to promote community wellbeing and thriving rural communities and local businesses.
• “localism” to encourage and empower local people to support their local communities and have an active role in decision which affect the health and wellbeing of their community;
• food and body sovereignty;
• transparent representation and informed decision making which will promote a long-term vision for protecting and promoting the interests of all New Zealanders, our children and grandchildren.
The NZ OUTDOORS PARTY wishes to be heard in person on this submission by the Select Committee.
SUBMISSION
The NZ OUTDOORS PARTY opposes the Water Services Bill.
In particular the NZ Outdoors Party:
*opposes the centralisation of decision making about local water supplies;
* opposes the requirement for registration of private water supplies and in clause 54 for registration of individual water supplies
* opposes the requirement in Clause 55 for annual registration for private water supplies
The common law and statutes such as the RMA (in Part 3) have for time immemorial recognised that water cannot be owned and that everyone is free to take water for domestic and stock use. The requirement for annual registration of payment of a fee is an unlawful expropriation (without compensation) of long established private property rights and an abuse of state power.
* opposes the use of misleading and deceptive language and in particular opposes the redefinition of “safe” in clause 7(1) from its commonly understood meaning of safe, ie “free from harm”, to the artificial construct “free from serious risk of death, injury or illness” as is proposed in the Bill .
* opposes any promotion of disinfection of water. The focus should be on keeping all freshwater water clean, rather than trying to clean and disinfect contaminated water. Acute and chronic exposure to chemicals including disinfectants and other water treatment agents may cause adverse health effects and unpalatable tastes particularly to more sensitive members of the community;
* opposes provision in Clause 28 for the water supplier to require end point treatment or to transfer the costs of any such treatment to a user
* opposes any steps which facilitate the addition of fluoride to public drinking water and/or which reduce the opportunity for affected person to be consulted on the addition of medications or other chemicals or contaminants to their drinking water. Fluoride is a neurotoxin which can have serious short and long term adverse health effects. There are many better ways of promoting oral health including reducing sugar and fizzy drink intake and teaching children to clean their teeth through public health programmes as have been adopted in Scotland;
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* opposes the assumption that contaminants can safely be added to public drinking water provided the levels comply with gues-timated levels in various government advice.
The NZ Outdoors Party gives notice that it would like to be heard in support of these submissions and that it intends to file further supplementary submissions at or ahead of the oral hearing.
Sue Grey LLB(Hons), BSc (Biochemistry & Microbiology), RSHDipPHI
Co-leader NZ Outdoors Party
  

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Re: Water Bill Submission. Read this urgently
Reply #1 - Mar 1st, 2021 at 12:13pm
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Well done Allan and co.

It appears that the proposals in this bill insidiously erode our 'rights', and in turn intend to turn them into 'profits', along with placing yet another level of bureaucratic shit on top of everything we do Angry
  
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Reply #2 - Mar 1st, 2021 at 12:37pm
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Listened to Nick Smith some years ago on the radio discussing the need for NZ to adopt European Water Quality Standards as we could no longer maintain the NZ Standards.

Water in NZ is an ever increasingly valuable commodity - and clean water even more so.
Our Council does not now permit roof water collection for drinking on 'new builds'- or for anything come to that. The reasoning is a bird might have shit on the roof, so many out here drink lake water - and that does have shit in it.

The other option is bottled .......... and the next Council option will be piped water from town we pay for.
The next lake over is already doing that ........... it's called progress.

I see why water is being fought over - we want it, the Chinese want it, the farmers want it ..............

Couldn't open your link ......... but you give them shit  Smiley

  
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Reply #3 - Mar 1st, 2021 at 2:43pm
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IF you have your own well or rainwater collection (not on town water supply) you will have to register it and have it tested each year at some cost, have  a health and safety plan for your water and pay a yearly registration fee..
  

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