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We're excited to announce the 2019 Water New Zealand award winners from our Conference last month. Be sure to read the article and congratulate these outstanding water professionals. 

The Water Industry Professionals Association (WIPA) Continuing Professional Development and Registration programme, jointly established by the Water Industry Operations Group and Water New Zealand, is now taking course enrolments. Course providers can also submit courses to be included as part of the this programme. Find out more below. 

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Latest Updates

Water New Zealand Award Winners 2019

Join us in congratulating the 2019 Water New Zealand Award winners.

Special thanks to our sponsors who made these awards possible. 

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Water New Zealand Annual General Meeting Draft Minutes 2019 

The draft minutes from the Water New Zealand Annual General Meeting held at Claudelands Arena, Hamilton on Wednesday, 18 September at 5.00 pm are now available online. 

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Water New Zealand Conference & Expo - Kevin Biggar Keynote presentation

A summary of Kevin Biggar's motivational keynote presentation is available online. 

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Industry News

Groundwater Pesticide Survey finds Organic Contaminants 

ESR has been co-ordinating the groundwater survey since 1990 on behalf of 12 regional and unitary councils. The latest survey was conducted from September to December 2018. Find the link to the full media release below. 

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Deep South Challenge 

Community development for climate adaptation: Tools to support council and community staff

New tools are available to support local government staff (from adaptation advisers to community development teams) build community readiness to engage about climate-related decisions, such as retreat from the coast. The tools include policy guidance, conversation starters and in-depth videos. Find out more here >

Climate change research funding for water: Now open!

The Deep South Challenge are now seeking funding proposals that will enable climate-sensitive sectors - hapū and iwi, business, and local and central government - to adapt to climate change. Funding proposals are due 8 November 2019 with an expected start date of 1 April 2020. Find out more here >

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Report Of The Controller and Auditor-General, Managing the Supply of and Demand for Drinking Water

The audit focused on the reliability and sustainability of the drinking water. The Auditor-General did not audit the quality of drinking water or compliance with drinking water standards.

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Upcoming Events

Water Sensitive Design Seminar 

29 October, Tauranga 

Join us for this free seminar to learn about the benefits of water sensitve design and find out what we're doing at national, regional and local levels to green our cities while supporting their growth. 

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DSC Seminar Series: Flood Management in NZ - is it Fair? 

23 October, Webinar 

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Tauranga Regional Meeting 

25 October, Tauranga

Water New Zealand invites members and non-members to attend a regional meeting in Tauranga. 

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Risk and Return Seminar Series 2019 

5 November, Albany
6 November, South Auckland
7 November, Wellington
12 November, Nelson 
13 November, Christchurch 
14 November, Dunedin 

The 3 dreaded topics in business: ACC; Worksafe; and Health & Safety... 

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Water New Zealand Regional Meeting - Climate Change Presentation and Discussion

21 November, Wellington

“The road forward is clear. The power to change is in our hands. A sustainable future is in reach.” Save the date for this powerful presentation on The Climate Reality Project inspired by former US Vice President, Al Gore.

Proudly supported by Water New Zealand, IPWEA and Engineering New Zealand.

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Stormwater Conference 2020 

26 - 28 May 2020, Tauranga 

Save the date, details coming soon!

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Job Vacancies

International Environmental Engineer 

Fraser Thomas

This is an opportunity to work on both NZ and International water and wastewater projects based in our Auckland office located in the business district of Highbrook.

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Chief Executive 

To Tatou Vai Limited

An ‘Establishment CE’ will complete his term in March 2020 and by that time he will have built a solid platform for a new CE to take the company to its next stage.

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Spiral Wound Pipe Relining (SWP) -Vacancies


This exciting opportunity provides for both personal and career development, assisting the successful growth of this new Veolia business venture.

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Asset Management Team Leader 

Waipa District Council

The opportunity has arisen for a new Asset Management Team Leader to join our Water Services business unit.

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Manager Water and Wastewater Treatment 

Taupo District Council

We are seeking a manager who will build a strong culture of high performance in our water and wastewater team.

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General Manager Taupo Airport 

Taupo District Council 

This is exciting times for Taupo Airport. We are experiencing significant growth and now we need someone to take the reins to create the best little airport in New Zealand.

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Wastewater Technician 

South Waikato District Council

We are currently seeking a Wastewater Technician to fill a full time and permanent vacancy.

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Asset Engineer 

South Taranaki District Council

The South Taranaki District Council is seeking a well-organised and motivated individual to join the Strategic Assets Team.

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