Taumata Arowai is consulting on the next phase of drinking water measures as well as the first set of wastewater measures.
The likelihood of future earthquake shaking hazard is estimated to have increased throughout most of the country, ranging from almost no change to more than doubling in some areas
The model, led by GNS Science, is used to estimate risk and help make risk-based decisions.
A Whanganui iwi leader says a plan to extract and sell 750,000 litres a week of groundwater from a bore near the Whanganui River is stealing and confiscation.
A citizens’ assembly tasked with deciding what should be Tāmaki Makaurau’s next future water source has determined direct recycled water would be the best solution to meet the city’s water needs beyond 2040.
Environmental managers from eight Te Tauihu iwi, in co-design with three unitary councils and supported by Our Land and Water, have built a partnership to respond to Te Mana o Te Wai in Te Tauihu.
The health of monitored freshwater sites across New Zealand and how it is changing over time has been revealed by the Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) project today.
"I still sadly am of the view that a number of ratepayers do not really know what they're paying for their poor water service delivery," - Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta
Beneath our feet is a hidden network of streams. Most have no better than a C grade for water quality.
A diverse group of Aucklanders tasked with making recommendations around a new water source for the city has presented its findings, suggesting treating wastewater.
Tests performed for thousands of Chicago residents found lead, a neurotoxin, in amounts far exceeding the federal standards.
The new sludge treatment system at the Christchurch wastewater treatment plant is significantly improving the biological health of the oxidation ponds, reducing the odours and seeing waterfowl return.
The Department of Internal Affairs, on behalf of the Minister of Local Government, is calling for expressions of interest for appointments to the four Water Services Entity establishment boards.
Three Waters is the largest local government reform in decades. But in many minds, the rollout has been muddled and mired in controversy.
For many companies, forest carbon offsets have become a way to compensate the environment for the use of its resources.
The Government has tabled its response to Te Waihanga/New Zealand Infrastructure Commission’s first infrastructure strategy.
Published in June, Rautaki Hanganga o Aotearoa – New Zealand Infrastructure Strategy 2022–2052 set out the infrastructure challenges and opportunities facing New Zealand over the next 30 years.
Waimate District Council says it has “committed” to building a denitrification plant, but numbers crunched for other Canterbury councils suggest an expensive and complicated venture.
A warning is in place for the township of Pareora after recent testing of raw water showed high nitrates, with both nitrate-nitrogen and nitrate, exceeding maximum acceptable values
Financial institutions must act now to boost water security and to protect themselves from the risks created by the water crisis.
Ongoing contamination by a faecal bug has left just a fifth of Taranaki rivers clean enough to swim in, according to a new assessment for Taranaki Regional Council.
Porirua City Council is moving forward with its flood retreat policy, but how it will be financed is still uncertain.
Water New Zealand says it is important that the legislation paving the way for new water services entities is not delayed.
Selwyn residents on private wells turned out in high numbers at a water testing day - with some found to have dangerously high levels of nitrates.
Ngāi Tahu, the iwi whose takiwā takes in most of the South Island, made a spirited defence of co-governance on Three Waters reforms, pointing out that Māori assets have historically been seized by governments - including for use as council water infrastructure.
Taumata Arowai chief executive Bill Bayfield has announced his resignation from the new regulatory authority. His last day will be 27 January.
An environmental engineer who helped move an entire Australian town to higher ground after catastrophic flooding says if people are at risk of repeat weather events - then relocation should be on the table.
Water loss mystery prompts Ruapehu council to hunt for illegal takes, offer households $200 free plumbing
A district council is installing dozens of isolation valves across a water network to help solve the mystery of massive water losses.
Sediment and E. coli are the two greatest threats to freshwater health throughout Northland as the deadline for implementing national policy directives to stop further degradation looms.
Nelson has access to less than half its usual water supply, but there is enough safe drinking water if people stick to “normal usage”, the council says.
In this opinion piece Mark Odlin, a partner at law firm Buddle Finlay and a specialist in corporate and commercial law with expertise in giving advice in a local government and freshwater context, argues there are critical matters that remain outstanding in the Three Waters reform.
A structural and telemetric upgrade of two pump stations in Paeroa is the first of Waikato Regional Council’s Shovel Ready infrastructure projects to be completed.
A temporary health warning has been put in place after sewage overspill flowed into the Mangakakahi Stream on Saturday.
It's prompted a reminder from the Rotorua Lakes Council not to put wet wipes, fat and rags down sinks drains and toilets.
New Plymouth has begun an $18 million project to roll out water meters to 26,000 homes in the district.
Westport residents have had their first opportunity to question experts about a potentially ground-breaking business case to ease severe flooding in the town over the next hundred years.
Natural hazard experts are recommending a part of Whanganui be abandoned due to the ever-increasing risk of flooding, but exactly how landowners could be compensated is up in the air.
Emergency drinking water delivered as nitrate levels exceed acceptable levels in rural Waimate supply
Emergency drinking water supplies have been delivered to parts of the Waimate District as measured nitrate levels have risen past the Drinking Water Standards Maximum Acceptable Value (MAV).
Consents for a controversial Hawke’s Bay dam are set to be extended without public input, angering environmentalists.
The Auditor General has raised some concerns over the accountability arrangements and the integration of infrastructural planning in the proposed three waters entities legislation.
Last weekend, Wastebusters celebrated the end of Plastic Free July with sold-out movie screenings of For the Blue.
The work to remove fire-damaged waste material and concrete from Christchurch's burnt out wastewater treatment plant will be finished a month earlier than expected.
Chris Dillon has no worries drinking his whiskey with a splash of water from the Mataura River.
For the first time Aotearoa New Zealand has a long-term strategy to deal with the effects of climate change, but the government plan leaves several key questions unanswered.
New research shows that rainwater in most locations on Earth contains levels of chemicals that "greatly exceed" safety levels.
The quality of Christchurch’s Ōpāwaho/Heathcote and Huritini-Halswell rivers remain poor and more needs to be done to start seeing improvements, the city council’s chief waterways ecologist says.
Tauranga City Council is giving away water-efficient showerheads in hopes of cutting shower times in half.
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has made directions under the Health Act to 14 local authorities to add fluoride to some or all of their water supplies. It is the first time this power has been used since the relevant legislation was amended last year to ensure a national approach to fluoridating water.
Taumata Arowai have published new Drinking Water Quality Assurance Rules, which set out what drinking water suppliers need to do to comply with key parts of the Drinking Water Standards and other requirements under the Water Services Act 2021.
The new Rules come into effect on 14 November 2022.
As the deadline for submissions on the Water Services Entities Bill comes to a close today, a group of eminent public health professionals have published a joint blog in support of the Three Waters reforms, saying they are are needed to protect public health and ensure changes are economically sustainable and efficient.
Why did the Court of Appeal quash consents for water bottling? Newsroom's environment editor, South Island correspondent and investigative writer, David Williams delves into the decision.
Every Council in New Zealand will receive at least $350,000 of additional funding to ensure they have the resourcing necessary to implement the Three Waters reforms, Associate Minister of Local Government Kieran McAnulty announced today.