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Gareth Morgan wants to charge water bottlers


Gareth Morgan wants to charge commercial users of water for every litre they use - even farmers.

Morgan's The Opportunities Party (TOP) launched their fresh water policy on Wednesday, the ninth of 13 planned policies.

It stipulates that public water access - the stuff that comes out of your tap - should be protected, but every other litre should be sold at market price.

A percentage of profits should go to Maori as the rightful owners of the water under the Treaty of Waitangi. See more