23 Feb 2017

Feedback required for a WorkSafe guideline proposal on pipe jacking

WorkSafe High Hazard Unit are looking for input on a set of guidelines for pipe jacking pipes under 3 metre diameter with reference to the UK pipe jacking Association "guidance for designers".

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Greater protection for Hawke's Bay rivers considered

Environment Minister Nick Smith has appointed a special tribunal to consider an application for a water conservation order on Hawke's Bay's Ngaruroro and Clive rivers.

Supreme court grants right for another appeal for New Zealand's fluoride "test case"

The controversial and costly legal battle to fluoridate the water supply in two small Taranaki towns is heading back to court again.

26 Jan 2017

Drinking water Management Current Issues Update 7

The remaining stage one issues (legal responsibilities; prior knowledge; source and cause; possible person or organisational failure; facts and incident management response; contingency planning and appropriate responses) starts on the 30th January 2016 and is expected to take 2 – 3 weeks.

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