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  1. Christchurch Seeks NZ Government Protection From Overseas Water Bottlers

    27 May 2019- 06:47 by Local Press Report CHRISTCHURCH Stuff NZ Christchurch is pleading with the Government help protect its precious water from overseas bottling companies, saying existing laws are "completely unacceptable". The council wants t ...

    Local Press Report - 05/27/2019 - 06:47

  2. New Zealand Holds Hearings About Controversial Chinese Water Bottling Plant

    22 May 2019- 05:20 by Local Press Report WHAKATANE TVNZ A Chinese-owned water bottling company which plans to take one billion litres of water from an ancient aquifer has outlined its case in court. The Environment Court will hear evidence from a number o ...

    Local Press Report - 05/22/2019 - 05:20

  3. NZ Government Courted Chinese Water Bottler

    12 May 2019- 09:32 by Local Press Report WELLINGTON Stuff Government officials aggressively pursued a Chinese water bottling giant to invest in New Zealand, even while public opposition grew. Now, multiple legal challenges hope to stem the rapidly growing ...

    Local Press Report - 05/12/2019 - 09:32

  4. Glacier Melt Causing Sea Levels To Rise At Increasing Rates

    19 Apr 2019- 07:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZURICH, Switzerland The world's glaciers have lost almost 10 trillion tons of ice in the last 55 years, with a corresponding rise in global sea levels of 27 millimeters. And the rate of loss is invreasing ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/19/2019 - 07:15

  5. NZ Court In Fight Between Avocado Growers And Wetlands Conservation Lobby

    10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report AUCKLAND Newsroom A battle over the rights of a wetland and 17 avocado orchards to ground water will unfold in the Environment Court this week. The Department of Conservation (DOC) is appealing a resource consent g ...

    Local Press Report - 12/10/2018 - 11:31

  6. Chinese Bottlers' Bid Could "Threaten" New Zealand City's Drinking Water

    6 Nov 2018- 13:14 by Local Press Report CHRISTCHURCH Stuff A bottling company's bid to take millions of litres of water from a key aquifer could threaten Christchurch's drinking supplies, warns a senior city council manager. China-owned firm Clo ...

    Local Press Report - 11/06/2018 - 13:14

  7. 2020 Deadline For Tighter Water Quality Regulation In New Zealand

    8 Oct 2018- 09:26 by Local Press Report WELLINGTON Newshub The Government has given itself until 2020 to create new rules to stop the "degradation of fresh water", promising a noticeable improvement in water quality in five years. Cleaning up Ne ...

    Local Press Report - 10/08/2018 - 09:26

  8. Dirty New Zealand Drinking Water Could Destroy The Country's Tourism Industry

    19 Sep 2018- 08:49 by Local Press Report AUCKLAND NewsHub An organization that keeps an eye on the state of New Zealand's water says the quality of its drinking water is so bad in places, it could lead to mass death. The latest drinking water statist ...

    Local Press Report - 09/19/2018 - 08:49

  9. Foam Contamination Found In Streams Around New Zealand Airport

    11 Sep 2018- 07:19 by Local Press Report PALMERSTON NORTH Radio New Zealand Contamination from banned chemicals in firefighting foam at levels above safe drinking water guidelines has been found in streams around Palmerston North airport. Streams around P ...

    Local Press Report - 09/11/2018 - 07:21

  10. New Zealand Authorities Order Chinese Firm To Stop Water Bottling

    28 Aug 2018- 11:30 by Local Press Report CHRISTCHURCH Stuff A controversial water bottling operation in Christchurch has been ordered to stop its activities after being caught illegally taking water from beneath the city. Cloud Ocean Water Ltd was granted ...

    Local Press Report - 08/28/2018 - 11:30

  11. Maori Water Rights May Head Back To Court

    4 Aug 2018- 07:02 by Local Press Report WELLINGTON Radio New Zealand After years of impasse over Māori rights to freshwater, Iwi Chairs Forum leaders may head back to court. While the government will not pursue any ownership rights for Māori, it will prov ...

    Local Press Report - 08/04/2018 - 07:02

  12. New Zealand Green Party Criticized For "Sell Out" To Chinese Water Bottler

    13 Jun 2018- 16:57 by Local Press Report AUCKLAND Radio New Zealand Senior Green MP and Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage has approved the expansion of an existing Otakiri Springs water bottling plant near Whakatāne. Creswell NZ- which is owned by Ch ...

    Local Press Report - 06/13/2018 - 16:57

  13. New Zealand Avocado Farmers Accused of Unlawful Extraction for Irrigation

    21 Mar 2018- 07:53 by Local Press Report WHANGEREI Radio New Zealand News Community groups in the Far North are accusing the Northland Regional Council of bending over backwards to help avocado growers who've been unlawfully taking water for irrigati ...

    Local Press Report - 03/21/2018 - 07:53

  14. Chinese Company Drills Water Bore in Christchurch Despite Council Warning

    14 Mar 2018- 08:20 by Local Press Report CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand News Hub A Newshub investigation has found a Chinese company drilled a 170m bore hole on a Christchurch site so it can bottle water for export. The hole has been drilled despite a warning ...

    Local Press Report - 03/14/2018 - 08:20

  15. Govt Report Says NZ Needs More Water Storage

    15 Feb 2018- 09:21 by Local Press Report CHRISTCHURCH Rural News Group January 2018 was the hottest month ever recorded in NZ. And in 2017 shortages or surpluses of water caused huge problems: severe flooding in several regions in autumn and winter were f ...

    Local Press Report - 02/15/2018 - 09:21

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