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Major reform urgently needed in drinking water supply

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 2:07 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is urging the Government to implement the recommendations of the Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry without delay. More >>

Report shows urgent need for climate change preparation

Friday, 27 October 2017, 11:42 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says a new report has highlighted the serious risk our infrastructure is facing because of climate change. More >>

Fair water policy needed in wake of water tax dumping

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 5:24 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand Chief Executive John Pfahlert says he’s not surprised that the government has dropped its controversial water tax on irrigators but has left a royalty on water bottlers. More >>

Survey Reveals Major Concerns About Water Quality

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 10:16 am | Water New Zealand

20 September 2017 - A nationwide survey has revealed that the majority of New Zealanders are concerned about pollution and the impacts of climate change and intensive agriculture on water quality. More >>

Untreated drinking water poses huge health risk

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 3:48 pm | Water New Zealand

19 September 2017 - Drinking water suppliers have been told they are taking a big risk with the health of their communities if they do not treat drinking water for possible contamination. More >>

Earlier ban on microbeads welcomed

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 2:24 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand welcomes the earlier than expected ban on the manufacture and sale of wash-off products containing microbeads. More >>

Survey reveals overwhelming support for water charging

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 8:25 am | Water New Zealand

Nine out of ten New Zealanders believe that there should be a charge for extracting water from the environment for bottled water and similar industries, according to a recent survey by Water New Zealand. More >>

Labour’s water policy raises many questions

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 11:55 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says the Labour Party’s proposal to fund regional councils to improve water quality through a royalty on commercial users could help provide local communities with better resources needed to restore waterways. More >>

Gap in drinking water safety

Monday, 7 August 2017, 10:42 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is recommending to the Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry that the Government establishes a mandatory system of qualifications, competency assessment and continuing professional development for operators, supervisors and managers who ... More >>

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 >>



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