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New Bill Represents Once-in-a-generation Opportunity To Tackle Water Infrastructure Deficit

Thursday, 2 June 2022, 4:16 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is welcoming the introduction of new legislation aimed at improving water services and tackling the huge water infrastructure deficit. Chief executive Gillian Blythe says the new Water Services Entities Bill is another important step ... More >>

Water Conference Focuses On Reform Challenges

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 7:03 am | Water New Zealand

A workshop focusing on the establishment of the four new water entities and the new regulatory changes kicks off the Water New Zealand Conference & Expo in Kirikiriroa Hamilton this morning. The two-day conference also features the Minister ... More >>

Stormwater Conference Tackles Climate Issues

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 6:58 am | Water New Zealand

Challenges around climate change, increased flooding and infrastructure affordability will be under the spotlight at a two-day Water New Zealand Stormwater Conference which gets underway this morning in Ōtautahi Christchurch (18-19 May). Water New ... More >>

Another Step Towards Addressing Water Infrastructure Challenge

Friday, 29 April 2022, 2:53 pm | Water New Zealand

The Government’s response to the Three Waters Working Group on Representation, Governance and Accountability is another step towards addressing the serious infrastructure deficit challenge facing the water sector. Water New Zealand chief executive Gillian ... More >>

Billions Of Dollars Needed To Replace Ageing Asbestos Pipes

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 9:17 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says there are thousands of kilometres of asbestos water pipes throughout New Zealand and replacing them will cost billions of dollars. Chief executive Gillian Blythe says the water industry has known about the looming costs of repairing ... More >>

Poor Drinking Water Safety Findings Reflect Long Term Lack Of Investment

Monday, 4 April 2022, 3:13 pm | Water New Zealand

The latest findings that one in five New Zealanders are supplied with water that is not knowingly safe to drink reflects a legacy of under investment in water infrastructure and the water workforce. Water New Zealand chief executive Gillian Blythe says the ... More >>

Strategy Aims To Address Three Waters Workforce Shortage

Monday, 21 March 2022, 6:40 am | Water New Zealand

A major report on how to transform the Three Waters workforce to support a thriving future industry has just been released. We Are Water – Ko Wai Tātau Three Waters Workforce Development Strategy is a joint collaboration between Waihanga Ara Rau ... More >>

Huge Regional Disparities In Water Wastage – New NPR Report

Tuesday, 15 March 2022, 11:21 am | Water New Zealand

A new report has revealed that in many parts of the country there are large water savings that could be made, both in our households and our water networks. Water New Zealand’s latest annual water services assessment, the National Performance ... More >>

Eight Fold Variation In Water Charges – Depending On Where You Live

Tuesday, 15 March 2022, 10:54 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand’s latest performance benchmarking tool, the National Performance Review , has found that there are huge variations in what New Zealanders are being charged for water services depending on where in the country they live. The NPR’s ... More >>

Water New Zealand Welcomes Global Plastic Pollution Agreement

Saturday, 5 March 2022, 6:26 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand has welcomed the global agreement to develop a treaty to tackle plastic pollution. This week nearly 200 countries passed a resolution at the United Nations to address the full lifecycle of plastic, including production, design and ... More >>

Water Conference Tackles Reform And Other Key Issues

Monday, 21 February 2022, 10:48 am | Water New Zealand

Three waters reforms, ensuring resilience and managing assets will be key topics under discussion at the Water New Zealand Conference and Expo which gets underway this week (23 Feb-4 March). Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the annual conference has ... More >>

Stay Safe And Check Your Drinking Water Supply

Friday, 17 December 2021, 2:22 pm | Water New Zealand

Don’t spoil your holidays through water borne illnesses. Water New Zealand chief executive Gillian Blythe says many people under-estimate the risks of drinking potentially contaminated water in holiday destinations. “Whether we’re heading to our favourite ... More >>

Pathway To Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Water

Friday, 3 December 2021, 11:01 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is launching a new guide that it hopes will provide a clear pathway for the water sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.    Insights and sustainability advisor, Lesley Smith says the water sector is currently a net ... More >>

New Era In Safer Drinking Water

Monday, 15 November 2021, 11:05 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand chief executive Gillian Blythe says the new water services regulator, Taumata Arowai, will play a crucial role in ensuring all New Zealanders have access to safe drinking water. The new Crown entity officially takes over today from the ... More >>

Water New Zealand Joins Global Call To Tackle Wastewater Emissions

Friday, 5 November 2021, 2:00 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand has joined with industry bodies around the world in a call for more action from governments to tackle methane emissions from wastewater processing. Insight and Sustainability advisor Lesley Smith says there is huge potential to turn ... More >>

Proposal Will Unlock Barriers To Address Water Infrastructure Deficit

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 11:15 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says the establishment of four professional entities to manage three waters will unlock many of the barriers that have led to the serious infrastructure deficit across much of the country. Chief executive Gillian Blythe says it has been ... More >>

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 >>