Two years on from the unprecedented Havelock North water contamination event the Hastings District Council has taken on board the learnings from the Government water inquiry and made the delivery of safe water a top priority.
Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst says it’s an important time to reflect on and acknowledge what happened, and to also acknowledge the enormous amount of progress that has been made in the last two years.
A new report says decades of under-investment by both central and local government, exacerbated by strong and increasingly uneven population growth, have exposed deficiencies in our infrastructure and in our tools for responding to growth.
Stormwater Group Committee
Congratulations to James Reddish and Troy Brockbank, elected Chair and Deputy Chair respectively, at the recent Stormwater Group AGM; and welcome to new committee members.
Thanks to all outgoing committee members, in particular Mike Hannah and Dean Watts for their Chairmanship roles.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 awards:
So what's in the pipeline for reform? And who is going to pay to replace the ageing infrastructure? John Pfahlert is the Chief Executive of Water New Zealand and Marcus Rink is the Chief Inspector of Drinking Water at the UK's Dept of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs