25 Jan 2022

Auckland urged to act as 'good citizens' of the Waikato River as water take doubles

Auckland mayor Phil Goff​ says he’s determined to reduce his city’s reliance on the Waikato River, with the recycling of waste water into drinking water an option. Watercare has been granted approval to double its water take from the Waikato River despite opposition from Hamilton, the Waikato River Authority and river iwi.

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Algae likely to be growing problem due to climate change - Noel Roberts

Timaru has had discoloured drinking water for close to a month that the council believes is caused by a non-toxic cyanobacteria, or algae, in the secondary water source.

Water New Zealand technical manager Noel Roberts says algae may become more of a problem in the future due to climate change.

Toxic algae possibly widespread in Southland rivers

Environment Southland’s latest monitoring has found high levels of toxic algae at the Aparima River at Otautau.

Taumata Arowai - Weekly Webinar Series

Discussions on various components of the Draft Drinking Water Quality Assurance Rules.

Digging deeper on soil compaction and pugging

Soil structure affects soil health and soil quality. Join John Drewry of Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research for this webinar

Drinking Water 101 - Digital Badge

Online training course hosted by Water New Zealand.

IPWEA Conference

Future-Fit Aotearoa: Unlocking Our Potential

20 Jan 2022

Pipeline 20 January 2022

Happy New Year. We hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable summer break.

2022 is set to be another busy year in water.

The Water New Zealand Conference is all set for next month while registration for the Stormwater Conference opened today and opportunities to present an abstract close soon.

Meanwhile our thoughts are with the people in Tonga - contaminated water is one of many major problems people are facing following the weekend's volcanic eruption and tsunami.

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Pipeline 22 December 21

Meri Kirihimete and Happy New Year from all of us at Water New Zealand.

We wish you a very happy festive season. 2021 has certainly been an eventful year and already 2022 is looking to be another busy one. We hope to see you at one or more of our many events and learning opportunities in the pipeline for next year.

In the meantime, stay safe and enjoy a relaxing time with family and friends - please note that our office will be closed from 24 December till 10 January.

Pipeline 9 December 2021

The latest on Three Waters Reform economic and consumer protection regulation, view our webinar on Navigating to Net Zero and catch up on the latest industry news and job opportunities

‘Ka ora te wai, ka ora te whenua, ka ora ngā tāngata’

‘If the water is healthy, the land is healthy, the people are healthy’

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