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Save Poroti Springs

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A company is taking water for bottling from bores of the aquifer that feeds the Poroti Springs, near Whangarei. Our hapū seek your help.

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A private water company is applying to build a bottling factory at Poroti Springs, near Whangarei.

The plant will not only risk the purity of the spring and aquifer but also add increased activity in the local community and around Poroti Reserve. It will create a significant health and safety issue with 80 truck movements per day, right next door to Poroti School.

Up to 2.5 million litres of water is consented daily to Zodiac Holdings Ltd to take from the Whatitiri aquifer that feeds the springs.

"He waka eke noa"

A canoe which we are all in with no exception. We are all in this together

Use of funds:

Your support will be used to engage consultants and legal advice to prepare a quality submission against the Zodiac resource consent application.

We have a qualified accountant whom will reconcile all income and expenditure for accountability.

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Millan Ruka - River Assessor and representative for hapu on Poroti Springs environmental matters.

I am involved because I assist the Poroti Springs portfolio manager Meryl Carter who is a trustee for “Whatitiri Maori Reserves Trust”.

We have both been part of the long struggle for justice for the waterway which is over allocated and affected by pollution.

“I have been following this issue for a number of years now and am really concerned at the injustice here. My small donation is disproportionate to my concern. Kia kaha!”
“Protecting and restoring our freshwater systems is the most important thing we use do in these really troubling times. Thank you Milan and the Grandmothers and all who support this kaupapa. Nga mihi nui ki a koutou.”
“Kia kaha e ngā whanaunga o Whatitiri!”
“Thankyou for fighting a good fight for all of us, and for our precious water.”
“kia kaha.”
“We all live be because there is water. When I see clean water I realise a profound aroha of life.”
“I wish you every success with this important mahi!”
“Kia Kaha”
“For my children and all our future generations”
“You are right - this situation is intolerable. Thank you and all the best.”
  • $3,692.00 donated
  • 64 generous donors

$3,692 donated

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  Closed This cause page was created on 25 Aug 2017 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 22 Sep 2017.

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