Water Journal

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Kaitiaki

Shannon Te Huia has been named as the Kiwibank Local Hero of the Year for his environmental work. He says he’s simply caring for the river he played in as a youngster so today’s kids can enjoy it too. By Mary Searle Bell.

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RMA system reform has critical implications for three waters

By environment, planning and resource management lawyers Simon Pilkinton, partner, and Kristen Gunnell, senior associate, at Russell McVeagh.

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Rainwater tanks: Opportunities, implementation, challenges, and a way forward

Water New Zealand Insights and Sustainability Advisor Lesley Smith, spoke to a range of experts and members of the Water Efficiency Group about the benefits and barriers of using rainwater tanks as a water network resilience measure.

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Industry first for stormwater management

Space constraints have led to the use of concentrated rain gardens that will retain and treat stormwater in a massive state housing development in central Auckland.

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Māori Language Week 2021 – Ngā momo Kaimahi Whakapai Wai

Waiora Aotearoa (Water New Zealand) is proud to once again tautoko (to support) Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week), 13-19 Mahuru (September) 2021. We’ve produced a poster to encourage you to learn your te Reo Māori job title in support of Māori Language Week 2021.

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New rules to manage the backflow risks in drinking water

The new water services regulator, Taumata Arowai, is about to introduce new operational compliance rules aimed at reducing the risk of backflow contamination to drinking water. Drinking water principal advisor Jim Graham consulted with water suppliers around the country before preparing the rules which he presented at the Water New Zealand Backflow Conference.

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Reform to transform

The Government will soon announce the next stages of its service delivery reforms, and should it choose to pursue the proposals worked up so far, the water industry will enter a period of substantial transition and transformation, according to the Three Waters Reform programme.

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Taumata Arowai Māori advisory group

By Katy Te Amo, head of strategy and insights, Taumata Arowai.