Heckling in court as bottling company argues to take more water

Supporters of an appeal to stop a major water bottling consent heckled and yelled from the public gallery of the High Court today, as lawyers for Creswell New Zealand Limited defended its bid to take a billion litres of water a year from the Awaiti Aquifer.

Ngāti Awa is challenging the Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s decision to grant the company consent to expand an existing water bottling plant near Whakatāne.

Te Aniwa Hurihanganui filed this report from the High Court in Rotorua.

Heckling in court as bottling company argues to take more water
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