August 24, 2016 at 6:30pm - 8pm
Your House! (via conference call)
With your phone & Computer
Using a log in to out Calling System 1010
Let's make the Waikirikiri/Selwyn River swimmable again.
The Green Party have launched a campaign to fight for rivers that are clean enough to swim in, not just wade through. We’ve chosen ten rivers from around the country to visit, and highlight what needs to happen to make all our rivers clean enough to swim in again.
Our MP Catherine Delahunty has already visited the Ruamāhanga River. Her next stop is the Selwyn/Waikirikiri.
But we need your help to invite local people to turnout to the public meeting
The calling is really really easy. There are two parts we invite them to the local meeting and we check that they have signed the petition. The people we are calling are a list of "green friendly people" so most of them will be really nice to talk to.
We provide a full 20 minute training on a conference call first to make sure you are happy with the call script and the calling system then go for it!
It just takes an hour and a half of your wednesday night, and you'll be joined by volunteers throughout the country - all calling in from the comfort of their homes too! RSVP now to make sure you get the full instructions for Wednesday night.
Canterbury’s rivers, including the Selwyn/Waikirikiri, have taken a big hit from intensive dairy farming (which causes high levels of farm run-off), coupled with the devastating impact of irrigation schemes which destroy habitat for native species and enable more intensive farming.
Catherine is hosting a public meeting in Lincoln to talk about national solutions desperately needed to help the local efforts to save the Selwyn/Waikirikiri. Please join Catherine and local guests who’ve been working hard to save the Selwyn/Waikirikiri.
New Zealand’s rivers can be clean enough to swim in, but only if the government lift its standards. Communities, tangata whenua, industry and farmers can’t clean rivers on their own. They need the Government to help.