Hi Amy

We hope you've booked your registrations for the Annual Conference & Expo and pre-conference workshops in Hamilton in September. We are aware of scam emails selling delegate details to attendees, find out more about this below.
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Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori 2019

9 – 15 Mahuru (September) 2019

Get ready to help celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori 2019 (Maori Language Week) this year. Here at Waiora Aotearoa (Water New Zealand), we’ve produced a wonderful Te Hurihanga Wai (water cycle) poster that you can use to brighten up your office walls. Download and print it in either A3 or A4 – whatever size fits best. You can put it above your desks, in your lunchrooms, boardrooms – wherever there’s space.

Waiora Aotearoa (Water New Zealand) is proud to again celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori 2019 (Maori Language Week) coming up on 9 – 15 Mahuru (September) 2019.

Annual Conference & Expo Delegates - Scam Email

We have recently been notified by members that there is an email being circulated offering the opportunity to "buy delegate details" for the upcoming Annual Conference & Expo to be held in Hamilton in September. If you receive this email, please be aware this is a scam. Water New Zealand prides itself on confidentiality and would under no circumstances share the personal details of conference attendees.

Water New Zealand Members note 

Water New Zealand Board elections close at 4pm on Monday, 2 September. If you are a financial member and have not received your voting details, please contact amy.samuelu@waternz.org.nz

Industry News

WaterAid Australia

As Chief Executive of WaterAid Australia, an international NGO that works towards a world where everyone, everywhere has safe water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030, I am extremely excited to be attending the Water New Zealand Conference and Expo together with our Head of Strategic Partnerships Federico Marcon.

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Scotland Tastes Benefit of a Single Source of Water 

New Zealand has long hung its international reputation on its unique tourism, natural food products, agriculture prowess and clean image. But the quality of its water is also part of the story, says a Scottish expert.

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World Health Organisation Report - Microplastics in Drinking Water

Over the past few years questions and concerns have been raised about the impact that microplastics in drinking-water might have on human health. This report is the World Health Organisations first effort to examine the potential human health risks associated with exposure to microplastics in the environment.

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WIOG Kiwi Clarifier

Issue 37 - August 2019

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Upcoming Events

Pre Conference Workshop registrations are now open! These will be held on Tuesday the 17th of September.

Click on the below links for more details:

There's still time to register for the Annual Conference & Expo, view the programme here.

YWP Workshop - Water New Zealand Conference 

19 September, Hamilton 

Our thought-provoking keynote speakers will be challenging attendees to provide innovative solutions to tangible industry issues.

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Christchurch Young Water Professionals Quiz Night 

11 September, Christchurch 

Come join the Canterbury YWP for some refreshments and nibbles at our Spring Social Quiz Night on Wednesday, 11 September. Challenge your professional colleagues in a quiz and networking night.

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Water New Zealand & CIWEM - The Future of Auckland's Water

11 September, Auckland 

Please note this event has sold out and names are now being taken for a waitlist. 

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Save the Date - Stormwater Conference 2020 

25 - 28 May 2020, Mount Maunganui 

9 - 12 October, Auckland 

This year’s NZSOLD and ANCOLD combined conference focuses on resilient dams and levees for resilient communities. A pre-conference workshop is also arranged which is focused on resilient dams in an earthquake environment.

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2020 AWA/IWA Austalia- New Zealand YWP Conference 

12 March, Brisbane 

Call for abstracts and workshops is now closed, and we are reviewing submissions to support the finalisation of the conference program.

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Job Vacancies

Water & Wastewater Planning Engineer

New Plymouth District Council

Join a forward-thinking Council leading the way with its integrated infrastructure planning.

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To Tatou Vai Ltd 


We are looking for highly motivated, qualified staff to manage our assets and stock, as well as a small scale benchtop laboratory.

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Water and Waste Water Manager 

Matamata Piako District Council

We are offering someone an exciting opportunity to lead our Water and Wastewater Unit on the next part of our three waters reform journey.

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Senior Asset Management Consultant / Business Development / Equity Opportunity


ProjectMax is seeking a senior person to undertake asset management consultancy work and business development.

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Network Services Team Leader

Dunedin City Council

Dunedin City Council is looking for a passionate, driven individual to join our 3 Waters Network Services team.

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Senior Technical Engineer - Land Drainage 

Christchurch City Council

We have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and experienced Senior Technical Engineer to join our Three Waters and Waste unit.

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Asset Engineer (Storm Water/Solid Waste) and (Water Supply/Waste Water) 

Opotiki District Council

In these roles you will have responsibility for database management, asset investigation and planning as well as field collection and data logging tasks.

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Water and Wastes Manager 

Thames Coromandel District Council

If you are an excellent people leader, excel at empowering staff and contractors to be their best and also know a thing or two about water, then we want to hear from you.

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Water Services Operations Team Leader 

Thames Coromandel District Council

We are seeking applications for the role of Water Services Operations Team Leader to join our small team of experts.

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Water Services Engineer 

Waitomo District Council

We are seeking a highly motivated and enterprising Waster Services Engineer to join our 3 Waters team.

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