The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Jan Wright, said in her submission that pricing water is overdue.
OPINION: Eric Crampton went through the current controversies about an Ashburton water bottling plant.
Water ownership is in the eye of the beholder.
The government has rejected an iwi proposal to get rid of water consents and give iwi permanent rights.
We also don’t get our water out the tap for free. We have to pay for it. It’s big business.
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