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Greenpages Directory

The 2017 New Zealand greenpages is now available online.

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Clean Water

The Government has released proposals to amend the National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management. Submissions close 28 April and Water New Zealand will be making a submission.

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Water New Zealand Stormwater Conference 2017 - Update

Updates on registration details and the conference programme.

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Water New Zealand Annual Conference & Expo - Update

Updates on the exhibition, call for abstracts and sponsorship opportunities.

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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.

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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.

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Long lasting effects of gastro outbreak prompt council to consider assistance

The lingering health effects of the Havelock North gastro outbreak have prompted consideration of a fund to provide financial assistance to those affected.

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Havelock North contamination - New water structure needed

Opinion: Lawrence Yule, Mayor of Hastings - The Government Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking Water has completed its hearings phase and is about to receive submissions on failings and improvements.

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Submission: Microbeads Consultation - draft for members comment

Water New Zealand is seeking feedback on the draft submission on the proposal to ban the use of microbeads in personal care products in New Zealand.

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Economic Evaluation of Stock Water Reticulation on Hill Country

The report looks at eleven case study farms that changed from using natural water sources for stock water to reticulated systems of good quality, reliable water.

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Urban Development Authorities

Public consultation has opened on proposed legislation to fast track the redevelopment and regeneration of urban areas to better meet housing and commercial needs.

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Upcoming courses Water and Wastewater Treatment

Opus ETC is offering the National Certificate and Diploma courses in Water and Wastewater Treatment for the final time in its 2017 schedule.

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Preparing New Zealand for climate change

Preparing New Zealand's water stores for a warmer climate is a major focus of new research projects just awarded more than $2-million, as part of the Deep South National Science Challenge.

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Land and Water Forum Update

Over the past 8 years the Land and Water Forum has produced 4 reports, with a further report currently in preparation.

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RNZ Insight: Fighting for NZ's rivers and lakes

Is enough being done to improve the quality of our rivers and lakes?

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Sewage leak caused by wet wipes being flushed down toilet turns Glen Innes' Omaru Creek black, kills fish and eels

A sewage leak, which Watercare says was caused by someone flushing wet wipes down the toilet, has left the water in an east Auckland creek black and filled with dead fish and eels.

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Proposed Alternative Mechanisms to Award Works Contracts

FIDIC, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (headed up by Kiwi, Enrico Vink), is seeking feedback on proposals for alternative mechanisms to award works contracts.

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Update on Metadata Standards

This is to provide you with an update on this work. As you may be aware, draft metadata standards were completed toward the end of 2016.

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Water leakage continues to be significant issue for suppliers

Enough water to fill more than 40,000 Olympic size swimming pools was lost last year because of leakages through pipes and infrastructure by suppliers participating in Water New Zealand's National Performance Review.

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Water inquiry focus on outbreak facts, adequacy of responses and contingency planning

The Havelock North Water Inquiry resumes today following an intensive first week of investigation to uncover the cause of the campylobacter outbreak in August last year.

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Havelock North - more systematic approach on reporting transgressions needed

The first week of the Havelock North Water Inquiry wrapped up yesterday with a focus on the systems surround minimising risk to the safety of the water supply.

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Councils struggling with sea level risk

Government intervention and legislation is likely to be called for as local councils struggle to adapt to climate change consequences including rising sea levels. The role was given to them by government, which retained responsibility for mitigating the country's greenhouse gas emissions.

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Defective bore may have allowed contaminated groundwater into water supply

Contaminated water may have entered the Havelock North water supply through a defective bore, scientists have found.

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Troubled Havelock water bore to reopen

Hastings District Council says it has almost completed work to re-open a Havelock North drinking water bore it closed in 2015 after contamination concerns.