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In this issue of Pipeline: Water New Zealand conference & expo is all go, see below for incredible earlybird offers; Stormwater conference earlybird registration closes; Taumata Arowai seeks drinking-water treatment equipment suppliers; as well as the latest association updates, industry news, events and job vacancies

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Latest Updates

Early Bird Registrations Closes 26 June 

Earlybird and Group Registrations close on the 26 June. If you are already registered you do not need to do anything further. The Conference will be held from 26 – 28 August 2020 at Baypark, Tauranga. Throughout Wednesday and Thursday, there will be a full programme of technical papers and informative sessions. The Welcome Function is on Wednesday after sessions conclude and is included in your full registration. The Conference Dinner is being held on Thursday evening, stay tuned for more information.

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Stormwater 2020 Awards

Give your teammate and your organisation the recognition they deserve by submitting an entry to the Stormwater 2020 Awards. A Stormwater Industry Award is the ultimate accolade; recognition for expertise and contribution to the sector. 

The categories are:

  • Stormwater Professional of the Year 
  • Young Stormwater Professional of the Year 
  • Stormwater Conference - Paper of the Year
  • Innovation Showcase Award

Find out more and enter before 15 July 

Water New Zealand Conference & Expo is all go! 

With the move to COVID-19 Alert Level 1, we are excited to confirm that this must-attend annual conference will go ahead as planned!

Earlybird and Group Registrations open this Week

Be one of the first 50 to register and save!

We are offering some INCREDIBLE member delegate prices this year for current members of Water New Zealand. The first 50 individual registrations are priced at $595.00 (exl GST), followed by an additional SUPER Earlybird member rate that will run until the end of June, when the regular Earlybird member rates will begin. As well as deals for individual members, we are also offering a new Earlybird Group Package rate. T&C's apply. 

First 50 and Earlybird registrations will open on our Conference website at 9:00 am tomorrow (Friday, 19 June 2020) 

For more information around registering, including the new prices, please click here


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Industry News

Taumata Arowai Seeks Drinking-Water Treatment Equipment Suppliers 

The Taumata Arowai (water regulator) establishment unit is looking to develop an acceptable solution for household point-of-entry type water treatment systems in New Zealand for use in rural/agricultural supplies, and is collecting information about the range of cartridge filter and UV disinfection systems currently available. The goal is for equipment compliant with this acceptable solution to be widely available and economic whilst setting a standard that provides potable water with an acceptable level of risk. If your company currently sells drinking water treatment equipment of this type it would be helpful if you are able to provide some brief information about the products that you sell by 26 June 2020. 

For more information

Home Is Where The Water Is 

Reconsidering our national and regional water infrastructure - how will life and the services we need to change? Read this report from Newsroom's business editor, Nikki Mandow.

$180M Fund to Keep Auckland's Taps Flowing 

Temporary water treatment units and a desalination project for seawater are possible as Watercare prepares to spend up to counter Auckland's historic drought. Click here to read the Newsroom story.

Congratulations to new LGNZ chief executive 

Water New Zealand congratulates Susan Freeman-Greene on her appointment as the new Chief Executive of LGNZ.

WNZ President Kelvin Hill says he looks forward to building on the relationship between Water New Zealand and LGNZ to ensure positive outcomes for both organisations’ members and communities.

Click here for the LGNZ release

Drinking-Water Training Webinar

Yesterday Water New Zealand, Ministry of Health and Beca hosted an interactive training webinar and Q&A session on the use of Drinking-Water online,  focusing on completing the Annual survey. 

View Recording

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Upcoming Events

Conference Programme is Available

There will be two full days of paper presentations covering four parallel sessions. The conference will also see the return of the innovation showcase where the latest in bright ideas are presented.

Check out the Full Conference Programme Here 


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Young Water Professionals Drinks, Banter and Games 

25 June - Christchurch 

A certain global event meant that the start of the year didn’t go exactly to plan. Now that we have a bit more freedom, the Christchurch Young Water Professionals Committee has decided to ease back into its events calendar with an evening of drinks, games, and sharing stories. However, there is a catch: the c-word (COVID) cannot be mentioned. So put on a brave face and come mingle with some other bubbles, all while trying to avoid the most topical thing on everyone’s mind.

Find out more

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Job Vacancies

Gisbourne District Council 

Water Quality Science Officer 

We have an exciting fixed term position for a Water Quality Science Officer now available within Council’s Environmental Monitoring and Science Section.

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Environmental Analyst- Water Quality

We have an exciting position for an Environmental Analyst - Water Quality now available within Council’s Environmental Monitoring and Science Section.

Find out more 


Pump Station and Reticulation Operator (Wastewater)

We have a permanent full-time position available in our Wastewater Treatment Team based at our Nelson plant for a Pump Station and Reticulation Operator (Wastewater).

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Waitaki District Council 

Senior Project Engineer 3 Waters Team

Are you an experienced project manager and team leader wanting to make a positive contribution to one of New Zealand's most scenic and vibrant districts?

Find out more 

South Taranaki District Council 

Senior Roading Engineer 

The South Taranaki District Council is seeking a proactive and self-motivated Senior Roading Engineer with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to join our Roading Team.

Find out more 

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