Democracy is a very fragile system that depends on parties from left and right agreeing to uphold its laws…Victoria del la Varis-Woodcock, Kaipara Councillor

3rd June 2022

Democracy is a very fragile system that depends on parties from left and right agreeing to uphold its laws.

The theft – for that is what it is – of the people’s waters assets, paid for over generations by rates, is an attack on property rights, the meaning of ownership, and strikes at the heart of our democratic system.

We are shortly to have Maori wards deliver representation for Maori, only there won’t be much of a table left to sit around.


(About 100 people turned up to an event in Christchurch to campaign against three waters reforms.)


Click on Link to view video : (Jordan Williams – Tax Payer Union

Campaigners fighting the Government’s plans to reform the nation’s three waters infrastructure took their anger to the steps of Christchurch City Council on Friday as they demanded that ministers hear concerns over the “undemocratic asset grab”.

The city was the first of 36 stops in a nationwide roadshow run by the Taxpayers’ Union to oppose the water reforms.

The Government is pushing through a major revamp of the way water is managed, and plans to transfer control of infrastructure from councils to four new independent entities, which would then be co-governed by councils and iwi.

(Campaigners say the three waters revamp is an attack on democracy)

Taxpayers’ Union executive director Jordan Williams said the tour was being held to hear and highlight the concerns of ratepayers and local councils opposed to the “undemocratic three waters asset grab.”

“We’re meeting local communities that own and have built and have paid for these three water assets, and we’re calling on the government and the select committee to do the same thing,” he said.

About 100 people turned up to the event in Christchurch on Friday, councillor Sam MacDonald – a strong opponent of the reforms – coming out to offer his support and speak to the campaigners.

“For us, it’s $6.9 billion of our assets being taken into entities where we’re going to have no real say,” he said, branding the reforms “an appalling attack on democracy”.

Under the reforms to drinking, stormwater and wastewater infrastructure, one single controlling entity would cover most of the South Island, while there would be three in the north.

It is planned for them to begin operating in July 2024.

The campaign heads to Southland next, where former broadcaster Peter Williams will be a guest speaker for events held in conjunction with Groundswell.

The roadshow campaign will stop at 36 town and cities over the coming weeks.

The roadshow campaign will stop at 36 town and cities over the coming weeks.

Published by Kiwis Protecting Our Freedom of Expression

I am a Farmer, Wife & Mother Protecting Our Rights for Freedom of Expression. I have travelled the World Extensively ... UK, Wales, Europe, Iceland, Africa, & Australia 84 - 88 My home City is Tauranga & I now reside on our Farm on the Shores of the North Kaipara Harbour along with my husband of 25 years . I was a Founding Pupil @ Matua Primary School (65) & attended Otumoetai Intermediate plus Otumoetai College I completed a Small Business Course My interests include : Family, Politics , Cooking, Gardening & The Great Outdoors I feel strongly our Rights are being Gradually taken away by a Government we no longer trust in New Zealand. My concerns are Forced Vaccination Dual Proposed Government 3 Waters, S.N.A & Hepuapua Policies * Lack of Roading Infrustructure My aim is to keep freedom of Speech in our Country Alive Plus I would like my family to live in NZ the way we knew it Growing Up Sue Reyland (Admin/Founder) Kiwis Protecting Our Freedom of Expression Website FB :

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