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  1. Video for Watchdog required for safe drinking water
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    Watchdog required for safe drinking water

    The government has decided New Zealand needs a watchdog to make sure safe drinking water is available around the country.  It comes after a campylobacter outbreak in Havelock North in 2016, when 5,000 people got sick from drinking the town's tap water.  

  2. Video for Nationally owned water brand proposed to bring public returns
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    Nationally owned water brand proposed to bring public returns

    The government is yet to announce its plans around a water bottling levy amidst an increase in bottling consents and the continued export of billions of litres overseas.  But National's Gerry Brownlee is proposing a nationally owned brand as a solution.

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    Who has rights to freshwater?

    The Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust is objecting to resource consents applied for the by Gisborne District Council regarding the use of water in the region. 

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    New Māori group to engage on freshwater issues

    Māori leader Maanu Paul is critical of the Government's direction on the future of water rights. Environment Minister, David Parker, hopes to set up a new advisory group on freshwater called the Māori Freshwater Forum.

  5. Video for Chinese water bottling deal 'muskets and blankets'
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    Chinese water bottling deal 'muskets and blankets'

    Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson is sympathising with local iwi who have opposed the granting of a water bottling consent in the Bay of Plenty. 

  6. Video for Iwi calls for legal personhood status for Te Waikoropupū Springs
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    Iwi calls for legal personhood status for Te Waikoropupū Springs

    Ngāti Rārua is pushing for legal personhood status for Te Waikoropupū Springs in Golden Bay. It's the largest cold water spring in the Southern Hemisphere and contains some of the clearest water in the world. However, the aquifer that feeds the spring is currently unprotected by law.

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    Tamariki tackle climate change

    Ngāti Ngararanui in Rotorua is calling on local government to develop a long-term plan to restore the water quality of their local awa, Waitetī. The hapū says the move will ensure the awa will be preserved for future generations.  

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    Planned action against local government support to sell water

    The partial blocking of the Waipao stream at Poroti yesterday was followed up today with a march in the streets of Whangarei. It's a planned action by members of the community in protest at moves by the local government to allow the building of a water bottling plant to sell their resource overseas.

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    Porotī hapū re-evaluate water resource

    Mana whenua Te Uriroroi, Te Parawhau and Te Mahurehure ki Whatitiri say they are not being given a fair share of water when it comes to Poroti Springs. Descendants have returned to their Māori reserve to re-evaluate the use of their water following the proposed building of a water bottle company nearby.

  10. Video for Petition hopes to axe Blue Springs’ proposal
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    Petition hopes to axe Blue Springs’ proposal

    Over 39,000 people have signed a petition urging the Waikato Regional Council to reject an application for water extraction from the Putaruru Blue Springs in the Waihou river. 

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