14 Mar 2017

Bung the Bore petition to be presented at Parliament today

From Morning Report, 7:53 am on 14 March 2017

A petition signed by more than 15,000 people demanding a halt to exports of water is being presented at Parliament today.

A group opposing the sale of water rights in Ashburton say it will meet with the council to discuss it concerns, and may take legal action to stop the sale.

Photo: RNZ/Sally Murphy

The Bung the Bore campaign began when the Ashburton District Council tried to sell land with a water consent to a bottled water company.

Organiser Jen Branje won that battle, and is now asking for a moratorium on all water exports until protections are in place by law to stop private profiteering of water.

She talks to Guyon Espiner...