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Widespread Toilet Blockage Fear Through Covid-19

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 5:20 pm | Water New Zealand

New Zealanders’ flushing of wipes is putting our wastewater systems at risk of dangerous widespread blockages. Water New Zealand Technical Manager, Noel Roberts says he’s pleading with people not to flush wet wipes, paper towels, tissues or ... More >>

Don’t Risk A Costly Pipes Blockage – Only Flush Toilet Paper

Monday, 9 March 2020, 3:10 pm | Water New Zealand

Flushing anything other than toilet paper down your toilets is risking a costly and unpleasant pipes blockage. Water New Zealand Technical Manager Noel Roberts says it’s concerning that some people may consider flushing alternatives to toilet paper, ... More >>

Report highlights water challenges faced by local authority

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:24 pm | Water New Zealand

The Productivity Commission’s report into local government funding and financing highlights some of the key challenges faced by local authorities around adapting to climate change and funding for improved drinking, storm and wastewater quality. More >>

Taumata Arowai - a critical step to drinking water safety

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:08 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand has welcomed the introduction of the long-awaited legislation to establish a new drinking water regulator, Taumata Arowai. More >>

Proposals set pathway for much-needed improvement

Sunday, 3 November 2019, 11:00 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is urging the Government not to dilute the proposals in its recently released discussion document aimed at cleaning up the country’s freshwater resources. More >>

Independent Drinking Water Regulator Supported

Friday, 25 October 2019, 8:51 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand said today that they fully supported today’s announcement of the establishment of an independent drinking water regulator as a new stand-alone crown agent. More >>

Water reforms and long term sustainability

Monday, 16 September 2019, 4:55 pm | Water New Zealand

Water reforms and the long term sustainability of water will be a key focus at the Water New Zealand conference and expo this week (18-20 September) in Hamilton. More >>

Thumbs Up for Freshwater Announcement

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 11:29 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand the industry group representing three waters services, welcomes and strongly supports the Government’s approach to freshwater management announced today. More >>

New regulator – a big step forward for safe drinking water

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 6:44 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand has described the proposed water reforms announced by the Government today as ground-breaking. More >>

Disappointing judgement over “flushable” wipes

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 9:47 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says the ruling by an Australian federal judge that Kimberly-Clark did not break the laws in marketing its wipes as flushable is extremely disappointing. More >>

Growing risk of nitrate contamination private water supplies

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 3:14 pm | Water New Zealand

Many thousands of people could be at risk from drinking water with high levels of nitrates. More >>

Conference focuses on sustainable stormwater solutions

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 1:54 pm | Water New Zealand

Water quality and the environmental impact on our waterways are key topics under the spotlight at this year’s Water New Zealand three day Stormwater Conference beginning in Auckland tomorrow (May 1). More >>

Prisoners should not need to drink bottled water

Monday, 29 April 2019, 3:30 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says that all prisons should be supplying safe drinking water and there ought to be no need for prisoners to be given bottled water. More >>

Second contamination signals urgent need for regulation

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 3:01 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says the government needs to move quickly to set up a new independent drinking water regulator. More >>

More evidence of “flushable” product failure

Monday, 8 April 2019, 2:10 pm | Water New Zealand

An international study of so-called flushable products such as wet wipes has found that, despite manufacturers’ claims, virtually no products break down to an acceptable degree when flushed down toilets. More >>

Increased sewage overflows linked to wipes, non flushables

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 10:07 am | Water New Zealand

There’s been a big increase in the number of sewage overflows during dry weather. More >>

People in small communities paying more for water

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 10:07 am | Water New Zealand

People in small communities more likely to struggle to pay water costs More >>

Commission should ensure better approach to infrastructure

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 12:17 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand has welcomed the creation of the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission – Te Waihanga. More >>

Sea level rise likely to damage inland water infrastructure

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 12:27 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says that rising sea levels will have a huge impact on water infrastructure many kilometres inland from the coast. More >>

Stay safe - check the water at your holiday spot

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 9:30 am | Water New Zealand

As the kiwi summer exodus to the bach or beach gets underway this week, it’s worth remembering a few easy tips to keep you and your family safe from bugs in the water this summer. More >>



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