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New Zealand Needs To Get Tough On Lead In Pipe Fittings

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 5:51 pm | Water New Zealand

  Many plumbing products for sale in New Zealand contain unacceptably high levels of lead and the Government needs to toughen up on regulations. Water New Zealand chief executive Gillian Blythe says today’s release of the Dunedin City Council ... More >>

Vital Conversation Needed On Three Waters Future

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 11:53 am | Water New Zealand

Today’s release of the Government‘s three waters reform proposals provide central government, local government and their communities with the information needed for a vital conversation on the future of three waters (drinking, waste and stormwater). ... More >>

Get Tough Approach On Plastics Welcomed

Monday, 28 June 2021, 2:50 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says it welcomes the Government’s tougher approach to plastics in the environment. “It’s been estimated that pipe blockages caused by flushing wet wipes cost New Zealand ratepayers at least $16-million a year in unblocking pipes," ... More >>

Safer Drinking Water Key Issue For New Zealanders

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 11:11 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says events such as the Havelock North contamination crisis and the frequent number of boil water notices in some parts of the country have led to drinking water becoming identified as our number one infrastructure issue. Chief ... More >>

Need For More Water Investment Made Clear

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 3:21 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says new evidence just released shows the extent of the challenges facing the three waters sector. The Department of Internal Affairs has just released a series of reports which look at the need for reform and addresses some of the key ... More >>

Stormwater Conference Focuses On Key Challenges

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 8:36 am | Water New Zealand

The government’s ambitious water reforms and embedding the concept of Te Mana o te Wai into legislation will be key areas under the spotlight at the Water New Zealand Stormwater Conference in Tauranga starting today. National and international ... More >>

Stormwater - The Poor Cousin Of The Water Sector

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 8:46 am | Water New Zealand

Investment in stormwater infrastructure is lagging well behind drinking and wastewater investment despite the challenges posed by climate change and the need for the development of water sensitive towns and cities. The Water New Zealand Stormwater conference ... More >>

Lead Contamination Report Shows Need For Regulatory Improvements

Friday, 16 April 2021, 4:48 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says it supports the key recommendations in the report into the public health response to lead contamination in Waikouaiti’s drinking water supply. Chief executive Gillian Blythe says the report’s findings show the need for regulatory ... More >>

Three Waters Sector Challenged By Huge Growth And Infrastructure Demands

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 10:21 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says new data just released shows the extent of the enormous challenges facing the water sector in New Zealand. Chief executive Gillian Blythe says the three waters sector has responded to rising demands with a big jump in infrastructure spending ... More >>

Too many NZers receive drinking water of unknown quality

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 4:10 pm | Water New Zealand

One in five New Zealanders are supplied with drinking water that is not guaranteed to be safe from bacteria contamination, according to Ministry of Health data. More >>

Water Conference Expo Stands Sold Out In Record Time

Friday, 12 March 2021, 2:50 pm | Water New Zealand

Single exhibition stands at this year’s Water New Zealand Conference and Expo have sold out within minutes of going on sale today. Water New Zealand’s chief executive Gillian Blythe says the three waters (drinking, waste and stormwater) is ... More >>

Water New Zealand Welcomes New Taumata Arowai Board

Friday, 26 February 2021, 2:18 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says the establishment of the new Taumata Arowai board is an important milestone in the journey towards safer drinking water for all New Zealanders.    The Minister of Local Government, Nanaia Mahuta has announced that former ... More >>

Check For Drinking Water Safety When You Head To Holiday Spots

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 8:45 am | Water New Zealand

Let’s be careful this summer as we go to our summer baches, cribs, holiday homes or campsites. Your water tank could have become contaminated by vermin or from bird droppings and may make you sick. Water New Zealand CEO Gillian Blythe says in many ... More >>

Water New Zealand Welcomes Local Government Minister Decision

Monday, 2 November 2020, 4:20 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand CEO, Gillian Blythe says the three waters (drinking, storm and wastewater) sector is welcoming the announcement today that Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta will retain her local government portfolio. “The Minister has been ... More >>

Water New Zealand Annual Conference And Expo Postponed Due To COVID Alert Levels

Friday, 4 September 2020, 4:03 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand has postponed this year’s Annual Conference and Expo following the announcement by the Prime Minister that COVID-19 alert levels will remain as they are until at least mid-September. The conference, which has attracted up to ... More >>

Stormwater Conference Open New Possibilities To A Wider Audience

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 4:09 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand’s Stormwater Conference 2020 gets underway tomorrow and for the first time goes fully online and on-demand. Chief Executive Gillian Blythe says the online move means that many more people will now be able to “virtually” attend. ... More >>

New Water Legislation Will Transform Drinking Water Safety And Delivery

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 9:53 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says new legislation aimed at improving the safety of drinking water will transform the way water is delivered and give the new regulator a solid framework to help ensure the safety of all publicly supplied drinking water. Chief ... More >>

Flood-prone Septic Tanks Pose Significant Health Risks

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 2:54 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says effluent leakages from flooding and poorly maintained septic tanks pose a major health risk to the community. Recent flooding in Northland has led to raw sewage from septic tanks spilling into parks and a local school playground. ... More >>

Major Milestone Towards Safer Drinking Water

Friday, 24 July 2020, 3:44 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand welcomes the passing today of the Taumata Arowai – the Water Services Regulator Bill. Chief executive Gillian Blythe says this is a big step towards ensuring safe drinking water for all New Zealanders and visitors. “It’s now been ... More >>

Government Funding Signals Pathway To Safer Drinking Water

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 12:25 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says the Government’s $761 million investment in drinking water infrastructure will provide much-needed assistance to help ensure safe drinking water across the country. Water New Zealand President Kelvin Hill says there is a huge ... More >>