Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
Work smarter with a Pro licence Learn More
 

Water New Zealand - Latest News [Page 1]

School’s Back – Remember To Flush Taps And Fountains

Friday, 26 January 2024, 7:22 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is reminding schools to flush taps and fountains at the start of the new school year. Chief executive Gillian Blythe says children are particularly at risk of exposure to lead and other toxic compounds if water has been sitting in ... More >>

Check Your Holiday Destination Water Is Safe To Drink

Friday, 22 December 2023, 8:44 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is reminding people heading on holiday this summer to take care when drinking the water at holiday houses and camping grounds.   Chief executive Gillian Blythe says that many holiday destinations rely on tank water which can easily ... More >>

Urgent Need For Certainty In The Water Sector

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 1:19 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is urging the government to quickly address the uncertainty over the future of the three waters sector and support the urgent need for investment to address the infrastructure deficit. Water New Zealand chief executive Gillian ... More >>

Water Advocate Erin Brockovich To Address Water New Zealand Conference

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 4:50 pm | Water New Zealand

Internationally renowned consumer advocate and environmental activist, Erin Brockovich will give the keynote address on the second day (tomorrow) of the Water New Zealand Conference and Expo 2023. Erin Brockovich became an overnight icon for her relentless ... More >>

Water Conference Draws Record Attendance

Monday, 16 October 2023, 2:37 pm | Water New Zealand

The record-breaking attendance at this year’s Water New Zealand Conference and Expo 2023 reflects the recognition of the challenges around the need for major investment in infrastructure and climate change resilience. The three day conference gets underway ... More >>

Major Water Conference Gets Underway In Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 2:55 pm | Water New Zealand

The huge challenges and opportunities facing the three waters sector in Aotearoa New Zealand will be a key focus of a three-day conference next week in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington. Presenters and delegates at the Water New Zealand Conference and Expo ... More >>

Queenstown Outbreak Shows Need For Better Regulation Of Onsite Wastewater Systems

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 9:05 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says many communities in Aotearoa New Zealand are at serious risk of illness because of poorly installed and maintained onsite wastewater management systems. Chief executive Gillian Blythe says Queenstown’s cryptosporidiosis outbreak ... More >>

Call For All Drinking Water Suppliers To Ensure Multi-barrier Protection

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 2:21 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand Says The Suspected Linking Of Queenstown’s Cryptosporidiosis Outbreak To The Town’s Water Supply Highlights The Need For Effective Multi-barrier Protection Of Drinking Water. Acting Technical Manager Lesley Smith Says Around Twenty ... More >>

Bigger Incentives Needed To Fix Our Leaking Infrastructure

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 9:03 am | Water New Zealand

As we head towards the election, tackling our long term under-investment in water infrastructure needs to remain a key focus. Recently updated water loss guidelines have been developed to help councils tackle their leaking infrastructure. Water New ... More >>

Record Breaking Attendance At Stormwater Conference

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 11:36 am | Water New Zealand

The Water New Zealand Stormwater Conference 2023 gets underway in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland today with a record attendance. Almost 600 stormwater professionals are meeting this week for two and a half days of keynote and technical presentations, ... More >>

Conference Focuses On Stormwater Resilience

Sunday, 21 May 2023, 5:15 pm | Water New Zealand

Managing stormwater to avoid catastrophic flooding will be a key focus of a major stormwater conference getting underway in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland this week (23-25 May). The Water New Zealand Stormwater Conference 2023 is being opened by Local Government ... More >>

Water Reform Reset Provides Greater Certainty For Long Term Improvement

Thursday, 13 April 2023, 12:45 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says the proposal to create ten new regionally-based water services entities provides certainty after weeks of signalling changes to the reform programme. Chief executive Gillian Blythe says that relative to the current model of 64 water ... More >>

Water Consumption Continues To Rise

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 1:16 pm | Water New Zealand

Year after year, Kiwis have been quenching their thirst with an ever-increasing amount of water. Consumption in Aotearoa New Zealand has been flowing in one direction – upwards. Latest findings in the Water Zealand National Performance Review shows ... More >>

Water Supply Is A Postcode Business

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 1:09 pm | Water New Zealand

What you pay for water depends on where in the country you live and customers in small towns generally pay more than those in larger urban areas. Water New Zealand’s latest annual National Performance Review which compares drinking water, wastewater ... More >>

Stormwater Identified As Neglected Water

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 1:07 pm | Water New Zealand

Latest findings by Water New Zealand have revealed significant under investment and a lack of consistency at a national level for funding stormwater networks across Aotearoa New Zealand. The latest National Performance Review has found that investment ... More >>

Modelling For An Uncertain Water Future

Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 9:05 am | Water New Zealand

Access to quality data to identify future climate risk is vital if communities in Aotearoa New Zealand are to cope with the challenges of our rapidly changing climate. Around 70 modellers are meeting in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington for the two-day ... More >>

Need For Better Alignment In Water Reform Legislation

Thursday, 2 March 2023, 11:35 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says there is a need for better alignment between the current water reform legislation and long term planning for water infrastructure services resilience. Chief executive Gillian Blythe says the recent storm and flooding events ... More >>

First Step Towards Specialist Workforce For Water Services Across Aotearoa New Zealand

Friday, 27 January 2023, 7:11 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand welcomes the appointment of Jon Lamonte, Colin Crampton and Vaughan Payne as establishment chief executives for three of the new Water Service Entities.   Water New Zealand chief executive Gillian Blythe says Jon Lamonte, Colin ... More >>

Don’t Spoil Your Holidays Through Water Borne Illnesses

Tuesday, 20 December 2022, 2:42 pm | Water New Zealand

New Zealanders are being urged to check to ensure that their water is safe to drink this summer. Water New Zealand chief executive Gillian Blythe says as we head off on our holidays, it’s important to take precautions to ensure that the water at ... More >>

Three Waters Legislation A Big Step Towards Improving Water Services Resilience

Thursday, 8 December 2022, 1:59 pm | Water New Zealand

The passing of the Water Services Entities Bill is another step towards addressing the huge infrastructure deficit facing Aotearoa New Zealand. Water New Zealand chief executive Gillian Blythe says it is vitally important that all New Zealanders have ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 

Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.