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Government to create ‘dedicated watchdog’ to regulate water quality (really?)

‘Dedicated watchdog’? 

Who are the serial polluters? Corporations/local councils/industry … they pollute with impunity. And they sell off our clean water to offshore corporations. I’m not holding my breath on this one I’m afraid. They pollute it with impunity then fix it with carcinogenic chemicals like chlorine (the new sticking plaster) & NZ wide the awake people are spending a fortune on filters & other means, or purchasing bottled water. (The rest sadly are pummeling their vital organs filtering this stuff from their systems). What a scam. We cannot even swim in our waterways now let alone drink what was once a free, unpolluted natural resource. They’re quickly selling it off to not the highest but the lowest bidder … peanuts. Remember this (image below) with the Key govt? And charging you mega bucks to buy it. And I haven’t even mentioned yet the ecoli scares we’ve had around the country.

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I’m afraid I really am not holding out a lot of hope for a truly dedicated watchdog given they are the ones who created the complete mess we have now with the state of our water. To boot they are dumping a class 1A Ecotoxin into the waterways with the blessings of a tweaked RMA. The header image features industrial waste pouring into the local river loop at Foxton in the Horowhenua, where children once used to swim & fish. Not any more. There’s  a hazard sign up now saying not to swim there. A young man even contracted trench mouth from swimming in the Manawatu (not seen since WW2 his MD said).

It’s called the ‘sustainable development’ lie.

 

Here is the article from tvnz

The Government has today announced the creation of a “dedicated watchdog” to regulate water quality in New Zealand.

The decision to create the new regulations was spurred by the Havelock North Campylobacter outbreak in 2016 where 5,000 people got sick from their drinking water.

“Access to safe, clean drinking water is a birth-right for New Zealanders and a key concern for communities up and down the country. Wherever they live, consumers and communities expect to be able to turn on the tap and drink the water without fear of getting ill,” says Minister of Health Dr David Clark says in a statement.

“Immediately following the Havelock North Inquiry Stage 2 Report we began implementing its recommendations to increase public safety while the Three Waters review worked through the longer-term programme of reform options.

 

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/government-create-dedicated-watchdog-regulate-water-quality?auto=6066028685001&fbclid=IwAR0XXZz9icwsBGNb4cCKyG8O3CRl4icetHAs5w6aTwKh8mPZSfcd4-i_YTo

Photo: EWR

 

NZ is ‘perceived’ to be ‘the least corrupt country in the world’ according to Transparency Int Corruption Perception index – it’s not says an anti-corruption whistleblower

NZ is ‘perceived’ to be ‘the least corrupt country in the world’ according to the 2016 Transparency International ‘Corruption Perception Index’.
NZ, in the opinion of experienced anti-corruption whistle-blower Penny Bright, is a ‘corrupt, polluted tax haven – a banana republic – without the bananas’.

“Throw Transparency International’s ‘Corruption Perception Index’ into the rubbish bin of history!”

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Follow the link to watch the video:

Penny Bright speaks outside Rutherford House – venue of the meeting organised by Transparency International NZ for the Chair of the Board of Transparency International (TI) Jose Ugas on 1 August 2017.

Video recorded:
Wednesday 2 August 2017.

WHY: It’s time to move from corruption measurement based on ‘perception’ to REALITY.

NZ is ‘perceived’ to be ‘the
least corrupt country in the
world’ according to the 2016 Transparency International
‘Corruption Perception Index’.

NZ, in the opinion of experienced anti-corruption whistle-blower Penny Bright, is a ‘corrupt, polluted tax haven – a banana republic – without the bananas’.

That’s what she told the Chair of the Board of TI, Jose Ugaz, in front of 200 attendees at this meeting, and provided evidence, in the form of her ACTION PLAN for Transparency and Accountability.

(Penny Bright has just returned from The Hague, and ‘blew the whistle’ making the same points at the World Justice Project 2017 International Rule Of Law Forum – attended by 400 ‘experts’ from 75 countries).

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