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WATER is life!

The catch-cry ‘water is life!’ is fast going mainstream, thanks to proliferating direct civic action and media attention in response to Aotearoa’s escalating freshwater state of emergency. This was spurred on by National’s gutting of the Resource Management Act and the Local Government Act under its neo-liberalist ‘endless-economic-growth-on-a finite-planet’ agenda, despite international alarm bells about water crises and their impacts.

The consequences have been disastrous, with water over-allocation to the dairying, bottling and other industrial sectors. Coupled with harmful contamination of remaining water supplies, it’s a health catastrophe-in-waiting

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