27 Jun 2017

NZ Pure Blue wants to send millions of litres of Waikato water offshore

Millions of litres of crystal clear spring water could be bottled and shipped overseas in a proposal backed by the local council.

NZ Pure Blue Springs Limited wants to take from Putaruru's Blue Spring in the Waihou River more than the amount of water currently being pulled from the Waikato for bottling.

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Formal collaboration needed to help ensure safe drinking water

Water New Zealand is calling for formal collaboration in the drinking water sector to help avoid another contamination crisis.

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Time to ban glitter - it's just as bad as microbeads, experts say

Microbeads might be on their way out – but have you thought about glitter?

Environment Minister Nick Smith announced earlier this year that cosmetic products containing tiny plastic pieces, known as microbeads, will be banned in July next year.

21 Jun 2017

Government Inquiry into Drinking Water

The next stage of the Government Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking Water is about to begin.

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Editorial: More answers and accountability needed

One would not blame Ian Inkson if he felt a certain amount of frustration as news of the gastro crisis in Havelock North was unfolding last year.

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