19 Oct 2017

South Canterbury DHB urges people to monitor their private wells following report on nitrates, E.Coli

Fears of nitrates potentially causing "blue baby syndrome" have prompted the South Canterbury District Health board to tell families, and particularly pregnant women, to check their water is safe if they are using a private bore.

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Auckland Council plans an extra $600m to clean up Waitemata Harbour

Auckland Council is looking to spend a further $600 million to reduce diluted sewage pouring into Waitemata Harbour and onto inner city beaches nearly every time it rains.

Concerns raised over nitrates' effects on babies

Increased irrigation in Canterbury is putting newborn babies at increased risk from water contamination, a medical officer of health says.

27 Jul 2017

The Department of Internal Affairs - Three Waters Review

The Government is reviewing how to improve the management of drinking water, storm water and waste water (three waters) to better support New Zealand’s prosperity, health, safety and environment.

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HNWI - Issue 3 Background Paper; Issues 8, 9, and 10 Discussion Paper

Please find below:

  1. A background paper for Issue 3.
  2. A discussion paper for Issues 8, 9, and 10.
June Report and Recommendations

View the Interim Report and Recommendations dated 14 July 2017.

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