Tuesday, 13 October 2009

DAM YOU NOT - Christchurch - show your strength

How this affects surfing: River sediment from the mouth of the Hurunui feeds the beach at Gore Bay.
Please join us in a public demonstration of our concern at the Bridge of Remembrance on Cashel St, Christchurch at 12.15pm 16th October.

We will walk alongside the Avon to Victoria Square. Your support will help us convey to the authorities, here and in Wellington, the importance of this issue to the people of Canterbury.

Russel Norman from Greens and Nukuroa Tirikatene-Nash are going to speak at the destination of Victoria Square.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW The Hurunui Water Project (HWP) plans to build a 75-metre high dam in the south branch of the Hurunui River, creating a 7km-long lake, with about 525ha of the Hurunui's pristine south branch being inundated, papers filed with Environment Canterbury show.

Environmentalists are outraged, especially because of a proposed water-conservation order for the Hurunui River. Green Party co-leader Russel Norman said the project "will effectively privatise what is a public resource, which is a wild river, and using the water to carry out a huge dairy conversion in Canterbury".

More reading on the battle of the Hurunui River

More from www.dambusters.co.nz website

Application for water conservation order on Hurunui

Green party call for submissions



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