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Latest Updates

SAVE THE DATE: Stormwater - The Next Generation 

Water New Zealand is pleased to announce the Stormwater Conference 2019 will be held in Auckland from 1-3 May next year. Further details will be released next week.

Report Signals Major Challenges for Waste Water Improvement

Yesterday the Minister of Local Government released a report undertaken by GHD and Boffa Miskell on the cost of upgrading waste water treatment plants to meet the new standards in the National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management. The report just deals with plants discharging to freshwater. Attached is a link to the report and a context statement issued by the DIA. A copy of our media statement and that of the Minister is also attached.

Water New Zealand's draft submission for the Infrastructure Body Consultation

Water New Zealand has drafted a submission for the infrastructure body consultation which closes on the 26th.

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Water New Zealand Submission on Three Waters Reform

Water New Zealand's submission to the Depart of Internal Affairs on the Drinking Water Regulatory Reform can be found here.

Tackling the problem of wipes blockages

Tauranga City Council has just launched a campaign aimed at educating the public not to flush wipes. Inappropriate flushing of wipes is a growing problem worldwide, and with that in mind, TCC have generously agreed to share the campaign concepts and material with other councils around the country who may be interested.

Go here to view a recent webinar on the Save our Pipes from Wipes campaign.  

Go the Tauranga City Council website for more information.

Meanwhile, following the publication of new international flushability specifications (PAS 3) http://iwsfg.org/iwsfg-flushability-specification/, Water New Zealand has been working with our Australian counterparts on the development of joint Australian-New Zealand Flushability Standards that will help enforce correct labelling on wipes. New Zealand’s representatives on the standards group are Noel Roberts from Water New Zealand and Wally Potts from Tauranga City Council.

Industry News

Ministry of Health revised criteria for appointing drinking-water assessors

You may recall that the the Havelock North Inquiry recommended that the Ministry should take all necessary steps to boost drinking-water assessor numbers and resources, and that the prerequisite Health Protection Officer requirement to be a drinking-water assessor should be removed.

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Water Industry Operations Group - Kiwi Clarifier 

Issue 35 - October 2018 

View the latest issue of the Water Industry Operations Group newsletter, issue 35 - October 2018 online. 

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Melbourne Water launch Innovation Competition

Find out more about the launch of Melbourne Water's Innovation Competition to fight climate change!

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Upcoming Events

Stormwater Group Hawkes Bay Regional Meeting 

Hawkes Bay Regional Council, 1 November 

The Water New Zealand Stormwater Group is holding a regional stormwater group meeting at Hawkes Bay Regional Council offices. 

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Water New Zealand Auckland Regional Meeting 

13 November - Auckland 

Watercare and Beca are co-hosting a technical visit to NZ by Dr Charles Bott, Director of Water Technology and Research (Chief Technical Officer) at the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) in Virginia, USA and Claus Homann, Chief Operation Officer and Chief of Strategic Development for Aarhus Water Ltd. in Aarhus, a leading water utility company in Denmark.

Water New Zealand invites Auckland members attend a regional meeting welcoming Dr Charles Bott and Claus Homann, including presentations and networking. 

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Water New Zealand Christchurch Regional Meeting

14 November - Christchurch

After his visit to Auckland Claus Homann will be continuing on to Christchurch. Water New Zealand invites Christchurch members to attend a regional meeting, including presentations, networking and the presentation of the prestigious Gold Shovel.

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Concrete Pipes and Pipeline Design Workshop

21 November - Auckland

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Engineering New Zealand/Water NZ Rivers Group 2018 Conference

21 - 22 November - Palmerston North

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Invitation to Groundwater Forum

24 November - Napier

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Job Vacancies

Team Leader - Ecosystems Drivers

Environment Southland Regional Council 

We are looking for a Senior Environmental Scientist to provide leadership to the ecosystem drivers team.

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Manager Environmental Data 

Horizons Regional Council

Provide leadership and organisational oversight of our environmental monitoring network and data catchment.

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Pollution Prevention & Consents Officers 

Tauranga City Council

Due to an internal promotion, we are looking for two Pollution Prevention & Consents Officers.

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Water Treatment Operators


Broadspectrum are currently seeking qualified and experienced Water Treatment Operators to be based in the Far North Region.

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Assistant Engineer - Waters

Waikato District Ciuncil 

Waikato District Council is currently looking for an Assistant Engineer to join the Waters team.

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