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Formal collaboration needed to help ensure safe water

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 10:53 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is calling for formal collaboration in the drinking water sector to help avoid another contamination crisis. More >>

Time for national conversation about water pricing

Friday, 16 June 2017, 1:08 pm | Water New Zealand

The overwhelming public support for royalty charges to companies bottling and selling water offshore is a signal that a national conversation over water pricing is long overdue. More >>

Don't treat your toilet as a rubbish bin - new video

Monday, 22 May 2017, 1:32 pm | Water New Zealand

There is a big problem lurking in sewers - one that’s becoming an expensive burden on householders, ratepayers and damaging our environment. More >>

Water sector needs to embrace learnings from Havelock North

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 4:52 pm | Water New Zealand

The Havelock North Water Inquiry’s report into last August’s water contamination highlights a number of failures by all parties charged with the delivery of safe drinking water. More >>

New stormwater solutions needed

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 3:39 pm | Water New Zealand

Many communities in New Zealand need to start planning for the effects of more flash floods and seawater inundation as a result of climate change. More >>

Conference tackles big challenges

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 10:51 am | Water New Zealand

The growing challenges of managing urban stormwater will be a key focus at a major conference in Auckland this week. More >>

National survey seeks New Zealanders’ view on water

Monday, 1 May 2017, 10:42 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand has just launched a major survey which it hopes will help the water sector grapple with the growing challenges around planning and managing the country’s water resources. More >>

National conversation needed over water pricing

Monday, 20 March 2017, 3:51 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is calling for a national conversation over water pricing. Chief executive John Pfahlert says charging for water is a complex and difficult issue. More >>

Too many damaging products being flushed

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 3:36 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says wastewater treatment plants around the country are under growing stress because of the huge number of products that are flushed away. More >>

Fluoride bill positive but Government could go further

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 1:44 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says the Government’s new bill giving District Health Boards the responsibility of managing the fluoridation of local public water supplies is a good move but the legislation could go further. More >>

Need for better ways to invest in NZ’s water services

Friday, 2 December 2016, 12:11 pm | Water New Zealand

The devastating effect of the 2011 Canterbury earthquake has led to a major project which could save ratepayers billions of dollars on the cost of replacing vital water pipes. More >>

Councillors unqualified to make anti-fluoride pronouncements

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 3:25 pm | Water New Zealand

The extraordinary outburst by a newly elected Hamilton City Councillor over fluoride in water is another example of why decisions over water fluoridation should be made by District Health Boards and not local councils. More >>

Bottled drinking water is unnecessary and wasteful

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 5:22 pm | Water New Zealand

Soaring sales of bottled water means that New Zealanders are throwing away millions of dollars on an unnecessary product. More >>

Call to remove politics from water – Water Conference

Friday, 21 October 2016, 2:34 pm | Water New Zealand

Water managers have been told they need to take a stronger lead in ensuring communities in New Zealand are supplied with safe drinking water. More >>

Call for cuts to band-aid solutions over contaminated water

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 5:12 pm | Water New Zealand

A small number of water suppliers are dealing with contaminated water problems through band-aid solutions, according to the authors of a study on failing the drinking water standards. More >>

Study shows high cost effectiveness of fluoride health

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 3:16 pm | Water New Zealand

The health benefits of adding fluoride to drinking water significantly outweigh the cost, according to a paper presented at the Water New Zealand Annual Conference in Rotorua this week. More >>

Conference tackles tough water issues facing New Zealand

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 9:49 am | Water New Zealand

New Zealand is facing serious and unprecedented challenges around our water resources, from providing clean and safe drinking water to how we provide sustainable solutions for wastewater and storm waters. More >>

Water NZ welcomes “common sense” ruling over fluoridation

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:23 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand chief executive John Pfahlert says the Court of Appeal ruling supporting the South Taranaki District Council’s decision to fluoridate its water supply means that common sense has prevailed and he says this is good news for dental health in ... More >>

Russian roulette over drinking water?

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 3:45 pm | Water New Zealand

The decision by Christchurch’s Mayor and Councillors to reject the advice of staff and vote against chlorinating the water supply to 80,000 households is putting residents at continued risk of illness, says Water New Zealand Chief Executive John Pfahlert. More >>

Don’t forget urban waterways – World Rivers Day

Friday, 23 September 2016, 10:44 am | Water New Zealand

Pollution from urban stormwater is putting pressure on communities and local authorities in their efforts to ensure our rivers and waterways remain healthy. More >>



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