water rights

Environment Minister Nick Smith and Prime Minister John Key (Photo: Rob Hosking)

Five reasons to put a price on water

WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 6 May 13

Nick Smith and John Key claim that nobody owns water and that therefore commercial operators should not pay to use it.

Morgan Foundation economist and general manager Geoff Simmons

Water agendas swirl as lobbyists eye Next Steps

Fri 6 May 2

Federated Farmers likes the local catchment 'collaboratist' approach

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright

Water needs a price, reforms require urgency, submitters say

Fri 22 Apr 14

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Jan Wright, said in her submission that pricing water is overdue.

Environment Minister Nick Smith

Bottling water and cutting out the middle-cow

WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 8 Apr 16

OPINION: Eric Crampton went through the current controversies about an Ashburton water bottling plant.

TV3's Paddy Gower’s interview with Sir Mark Solomon (TV3)

Insight into the negotiations between Crown and iwi leaders over the fresh water resource

WEEKEND REVIEW Sat 25 Jul

Water ownership is in the eye of the beholder.

Māori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell on TVNZ’s Q&A

Maori left out of water debate for far too long – Te Ururoa Flavell

Sun 19 Apr 6

The government has rejected an iwi proposal to get rid of water consents and give iwi permanent rights.

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