New legislation weakens Water Conservation Orders and paves the way for dams on the Hurunui River

2010-04-01T13:40:08+13:00

This week, with the passing of the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Bill, the National Government has fundamentally undermined Water Conservation Orders in Canterbury, reneged on their environmental credentials and taken an unprecedented step towards allowing developers free access to the Hurunui River.
Since 1991 the Resource Management Act, through Water Conservation Orders, has provided a robust mechanism for ensuring that our most important rivers have been protected.
Media Release
Whitewater NZ has issued a media release, New legislation weakens Water Conservation Orders and paves the way for dams on the Hurunui River
Please write to your MP now
We must take immediate action to attempt to reverse this hijacking of one of our most fundamental environmental protection processes.
Please use the attached form letter (choose from WCO_letter_to_MP.doc or WCO_letter_to_MP.rtf below), complete it and send it the Ministers below. If you have the ability to create a PDF file, email it, otherwise post it.
John Key, Prime Minister[email protected]

John Key
Prime Minister
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Parliament
Wellington
Bill English, Deputy Prime Minister[email protected]
Bill English
DeputyPrime Minister

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Parliament
Wellington
Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment[email protected]
Nick Smith
Minister for the Environment
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Parliament

Wellington
Kate Wilkinson, Minister of Conservation[email protected]
Kate Wilkinson
Minster of Conservation
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Parliament
Wellington
Your local MP

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Name
Member of Parliament
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Parliament
Wellington

Conservation

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