1 Dec 2017

Free trade rules disrupt bottled water tax plans

From Morning Report, 8:30 am on 1 December 2017

It's back to the drawing board for the government's plans to tax bottled water exports after revelations it would breach some free trade deals. A national petition signed by more than 15,000 people demanding a halt to exports of water was presented to Parliament earlier this year. It was organised by the 'Bung the Bore' campaign, a group set up when the Ashburton District Council tried to sell land with a water consent to a bottled water company. Organiser Jen Branje joins us with her reaction.