Greens gag on water bottling consents – but has anyone talked with Murupara Maori?

Hard on the heels of a Chinese water bottling company being given approval to buy land to expand its operations in the eastern Bay of Plenty…

(a) It was granted the resource consents it needs; and

(b) Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson popped up on Maori Television to express sympathy with local iwi who had opposed the granting of the consents.

Maori Television reported that the Government had given approval for “the Chinese bottling giant” to purchase spring water near Whakatāne and export more than one billion litres of drinking water each year.

Actually, it was approval to buy land. Continue reading “Greens gag on water bottling consents – but has anyone talked with Murupara Maori?”