Hi Amy

Submissions for the Water New Zealand photo competition close tomorrow. Be sure to get your submissions in to  enquiries@waternz.org.nz and keep an eye on our Facebook page to vote for your favourite!
Next week the Annual Conference & Expo draft programme and earlybird registrations will be available through the  Conference website.

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Latest Updates

Water New Zealand Awards 2019 Nominations Open

Nomination details for each award can be found here. Closing dates for most nominations is Friday, 9 August 2019.

TRILITY Young Author of the Year* 

This award has been established to encourage the participation of young authors. It complements the Paper of the Year Award and will be judged in both the Paper of the Year and the Young Author of the Year categories. 

*Nominations not required for this award. 

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IXOM Operations Prize

This prize is presented to a Water New Zealand member in recognition of their efforts made in solving an operating difficulty or problem at a water or wastewater treatment plant.

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Left: TRILITY Young Author of the Year 2018, Olivia Philpott 
Right: IXOM Operations Prize winner 2018, The Triangle Road Pumpstation Commission Team 

Submission to Building System Legislative Reform Programme Discussion Document

The Government is looking at major reform in the building sector aimed at addressing some of the long-standing problems that the sector has been facing.

The package will look at key areas such as building products and methods, occupation regulation, risk and liability along with the building levy and penalties.

A draft Water New Zealand submission is attached in response to a discussion document which sets out the scope of the reforms.

Please provide your comments and feedback to enquiries@waternz.org.nz by Wednesday, 12 June. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, 16 June.

Water New Zealand Photo Competition

Submissions for the Water New Zealand 2019 photo competition close tomorrow (Friday, 7 June) at 4pm. Be sure to submit your entries to be in to win a free registration to the Water New Zealand Annual Conference & Expo in September. 

Find out more.

Industry News

Special Project 1: Spatially-Distributed Infrastructure

This is a link to known infrastructure research. It isn't complete so if you have additional information that you feel should be added contact Liam Wotherspoon.

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Drones used to test Water Quality at Auckland's most Popular Beaches 

Water quality testing at popular swimming beaches has been taken to new heights thanks to the use of drones.

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National Lifelines Council Committee Meeting Update

The New Zealand Lifelines Council held a committee meeting on 5 June.

Attached is a copy of their Regional Lifelines Group Update.

A copy Taranaki Lifelines Vulnerability Study can be found here.

Plea for Law Change to Protect Christchurch's Water from Overseas Bottlers 

Christchurch is pleading with the Government help protect its precious water from overseas bottling companies, saying existing laws are "completely unacceptable".

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Upcoming Events

Young Water Professionals Wellington - Moa Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Site Visit 

19 June, Wellington 

Keen to find out the process for dealing with your 1s and 2s? Well, we sure have a trip prepared for you!

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Backflow Conference 2019

8 - 9 August, Quality Hotel Elms, Christchurch

Registration is now open. Be in early for early-bird discounts. A copy of the DRAFT programme is available here

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Operation & Maintenance of Stormwater Control Measures Conference 

4 - 7 August, Minneapolis 

A national forum for O&M of green and gray stormwater infrastructure.

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Our Land and Water Symposium 2019

12 - 13 August, Wellington 

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Water New Zealand Annual Conference & Expo 2019 

18 - 20 September, Hamilton 

Draft programme announced and early-bird registrations open next week! 

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Job Vacancies

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 

Taupo District Council

The Taupō District Council wastewater treatment team need a suitably experienced hard worker with a can-do attitude to fill the position of wastewater treatment plant operator.

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Project / Contracts Engineer / Manager (Major Capital Works)

Waipa District Council 

We are looking for Project / Contracts Engineers or Managers who can hit the ground running in all aspects of programme and project management, including scoping and design work, strong contract / contractor management, outstanding communication and relationship management skills, and a general passion for all things waters!

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Water and Waste Water Engineer

Far North District Council

We’re looking for someone who has the desire to make a difference to the community of the Far North, backed up by a strong technical grounding in water and wastewater.

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Business Development Regional Manager New Zealand 

AWMA Water Control Solutions

We are looking for an energetic, technically sound, self-starter, who can thrive in a market-leading company to achieve the agreed business goals and continue to grow our New Zealand sales and presence.

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Water/Wastewater Technician 

Waimate District Council

The Waimate District Council is seeking a Water/Wastewater Technician to assist our existing staff operate and maintain six rural water supplies, Waimate township water treatment plant and our wastewater treatment plant.

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Stormwater Business Development Engineer


You will be a Business Development Engineer / Manager who genuinely wants to impact New Zealand waterways by selling engineered stormwater solutions.

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Team Leader | Storm & Waste Water Reticulation

Gisborne District Council

At Gisborne District Council we’re committed to ensuring Tairāwhiti (Gisborne District) is the first choice for people and lifestyle, and for environment, economy and culture.

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Water Treatment Technician (Water Supply) 

Tauranga City Council

We are now seeking applications from suitably experienced, qualified and motivated people for the position of Water Treatment Technician (Water Supply).

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