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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 >>

Inquiry provides for much-needed review of drinking water

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 1:29 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says the inquiry into the Havelock North campylobacter outbreak provides a much-needed opportunity to focus on the way drinking water is managed across New Zealand. More >>

Contamination shows need to review water treatment rules

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 4:58 pm | Water New Zealand

The contamination of drinking water in Havelock North shows that there is a need to review whether it is still appropriate to allow communities to be supplied with untreated water. More >>

Council approach to water crisis correct

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 1:18 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says the Hasting District Council responded quickly and appropriately to the outbreak of campylobacter in the Havelock North water supply. More >>

Water New Zealand Supports Government Decision on Fluoride

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 2:43 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand welcomes the Government decision to transfer decision making about fluoridation of drinking water supplies to District Health Boards. More >>

Water NZ Announces Stepped Up Strategy on World Water Day

Monday, 21 March 2016, 1:33 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is the national organisation that provides industry leadership for the best practice management of the 3 waters assets – drinking water, storm water and waste water. We have membership from a wide range of organisations including ... More >>

Local Decision Making on Water

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 4:02 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand today announced its support for the proposed reforms to the Local Government Act that will allow for improvements to the way in which Councils can collaborate to develop shared service arrangements for managing water assets. More >>

Water NZ Supports 4th LAWF Report

Friday, 27 November 2015, 1:50 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand today announced its support for the 4th Land and Water Forum Report and urges government to complete implementing the Forum’s recommendations as soon as possible. More >>



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