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Ian Maxwell: Making the hard decisions

Whether you're a parent, a teacher or a council it's never easy enforcing rules.

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Independent report underway on CHB wastewater treatment plants

An independent review of the Central Hawke's Bay wastewater systems is underway the CHB District Council was told yesterday while discussing a special agenda item on the charges laid by the Hawke's Bay Regional Council the day before.

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Hastings mayor Lawrence Yule rejects councillor's call for HDC CEO to resign

A call for the resignation of Hastings District Council's chief executive over the Havelock North gastro crisis will not be answered.

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Hamilton councillor blasted for anti-fluoride view

It comes after Henry played down her extreme anti-fluoride views during her campaign to become a councillor.

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​Councillors unqualified to make anti-fluoride pronouncements

The extraordinary outburst by a newly elected Hamilton City Councillor over fluoride in water is another example of why decisions over water fluoridation should be made by District Health Boards and not local councils.

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Councillors not qualified to make anti-fluoride pronouncements

The extraordinary outburst by a newly elected Hamilton City Councillor over fluoride in water is another example of why decisions over water fluoridation should be made by District Health Boards and not local councils.

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Central Hawkes's Bay council charged over wastewater treatment plants

Hawke's Bay Regional Council has laid charges against the Central Hawke's Bay District Council over alleged breaches of consent conditions for its wastewater treatment in Waipukurau and Waipawa.

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Council to consider big wastewater spend

Waikato District Council will consider spending a further $1.757 million to address urgent concerns around wastewater spills.

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Waikato Healthy Rivers open day due to start

The South Waikato District Council is currently working on how it will approach the submission process for the Waikato Regional Council's Healthy Rivers Plan Change.

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Waikato Water CCO back on agenda

A proposal to form a water company to manage water and wastewater is back on the agenda

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Waiting list for water - Gisborne

A call has gone out to water permit holders who wish to voluntarily reduce their water allocations, which could help towards spreading available water resources to horticulture businesses.

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Bottled drinking water is unnecessary and wasteful - Water New Zealand

Soaring sales of bottled water means that New Zealanders are throwing away millions of dollars on an unnecessary product.

This follows reports that sales of bottled water in New Zealand have for the past two years, grown by 25 percent per annum.

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ARR 2016 guidelines officially finalised

The ARR 2016 Guidelines have now been officially finalised, providing engineers and consultants with the guidance and datasets necessary to produce more accurate and consistent flood studies and mapping across Australia, now and into the future.

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Government $1b Infrastructure Fund

The Government has released the initial decisions in relation to the above fund onto the Treasury website.

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Buy a Frizzell umbrella this Christmas and raise some vital funds for the Pacific

One thousand ‘weather bomb’ umbrellas designed by iconic Kiwi artist, Dick Frizzell, have been rolled out by Blunt Umbrellas and Oxfam to raise awareness and funds for those on the frontlines of climate change.

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Havelock North sparks safe drinking water workshop in Hamilton

Local authority leaders and staff in the Waikato have shown strong interest in learning more about the risks and responsibilities around supplying safe drinking water to communities.

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Havelock North sparks safe drinking water workshop

Local authority leaders in and around the Manawatu have the opportunity next week to learn more about the risks and responsibilities around supplying safe drinking water to communities.

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Water New Zealand Annual Conference & Expo 2016

Congratulations to Andries Erasmus who has won a full registration to the 2017 Water New Zealand Conference and Expo.

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Brexit – uncertain times for water services provision?

The decision taken by the British Government to begin the process to exit from the European Union, the “Brexit vote”, has generated concerns as far away as India, Australia and South America

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Metadata Project

On behalf of Treasury, MBIE and LINZ, staff at Land Information NZ have asked Water New Zealand to thank industry participants for their on-going and considerable contributions to the development of the draft metadata standards for Three Waters.

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New Technical Projects at Water New Zealand for 2017

At the Water Service Managers Group Meeting on 4 November they agreed to fund 3 new technical projects in 2017

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Evidence Based Decision Making for 3 Waters Networks (Pipe Renewals)

Water New Zealand the Quake Centre and IPWEA are pleased to announce the release of Evidence Based Investment Decision Making for 3 Water Pipe Network Programme (Pipe Renewals Guidelines Programme).

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Pipeline Renewals Guidelines Literature Search- Schedule of Works

As part of the pipe renewals guidelines program being undertaken by Water New Zealand, the Quake Centre and IPWEA we are pleased to announce the release of a stocktake of existing knowledge prepared as part of the project.

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Water Action Initiative (WAI) NZ Wins Award

Water Action Initiative NZ are pleased to announce the we have won the 2016 World Wildlife Fund's Conservation Innovation Awards for the River Watch water testing device.

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Resource Legislation Bill

The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill was discharged from the Local Government and Environment select committee on 7 November 2016, without report.