Association Updates

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Water New Zealand Award winners 2019

Join us in congratulating our 2019 Award winners for 2019!

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Water New Zealand Awards 2019

Do you have colleagues who have done outstanding work, or made an excellent contribution to the water sector?

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Congratulations to the 2018 Water New Zealand Conference Awards winners

View the 2018 Award recipients and read their citations.

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Congratulations Troy Brockbank winner Beca Young Water Professional of the Year

Troy Brockbank receiving the Beca Young Water Professional of the Year Award

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Busy Day Two at Water Conference

Plenty of activity at on the expo floor at the Water New Zealand Conference and Expo 2018

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Minister signals changes to water sector

Local Government Minister opens Water New Zealand Conference and Expo 2018

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Te wiki o te reo Māori

Water New Zealand is proud to tautoko (support) Te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori language week) 10-16 Mahuru (September), 2018.

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The Department of Internal Affairs - Three Waters Review

The Government is reviewing how to improve the management of drinking water, storm water and waste water (three waters) to better support New Zealand’s prosperity, health, safety and environment.

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Stormwater Update

Stormwater Group Committee

Congratulations to James Reddish and Troy Brockbank, elected Chair and Deputy Chair respectively, at the recent Stormwater Group AGM; and welcome to new committee members.

Thanks to all outgoing committee members, in particular Mike Hannah and Dean Watts for their Chairmanship roles.

Stormwater Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 awards:

  1. Professional of the Year , Bronwyn Rhynd, CKL
  2. Paper of the Year , CONTINUOUS SIMULATION MODELLING TO SUPPORT HEALTHY WATERWAYS; Jahangir Islam (AECOM), Josh Irvine (WSP Opus), Nick Brown and Nadia Nitsche (both Auckland Council)
  3. The inaugural Stormwater Innovation Award, Stormwater 360’s “LittaTrap™”.
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DIA 3 Waters Paper

The Government has released its Cabinet paper Review of three waters infrastructure: key findings and next steps.

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John Pfahlert CEO of Water New Zealand discusses possible wide ranging reforms to our three water services.

So what's in the pipeline for reform? And who is going to pay to replace the ageing infrastructure? John Pfahlert is the Chief Executive of Water New Zealand and Marcus Rink is the Chief Inspector of Drinking Water at the UK's Dept of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Nationwide Havelock North Outcomes Seminars a Great Success

Recently Water New Zealand presented 17 seminars involving over 800 people from Whangarei down to Invercargill on the Outcomes of the Havelock North Inquiry.

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Noel Roberts featured in "Can you taste it? All your water chlorination questions answered"

Noel Roberts, technical manager at Water New Zealand, a non-profit organisation focused on the water sector, has answers to the ins and outs of water chlorination.

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Water New Zealand in the news: Technical Manager, Noel Roberts on the front page of The Dominion Post, commenting on water wastage. The article also featured data from our National Performance Review Survey

Water is one of New Zealand's most precious commodities, yet we're losing more than 101 billion litres of it every year through leaks and wastage.

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Water New Zealand in the News: Councils grappling with need to upgrade storm water systems after sewage contamination fears at Kiwi beaches

Summer sun seekers have been heading back to beaches after this week's storm, but a handful of spots are too polluted to swim in.

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Quake Centre Projects

Water New Zealand attended the annual partner workshop on the 5th December. A number of interesting projects have or are nearing completion that members may be interested in.

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Workforce capability strategy project

Water New Zealand will be kicking off a project in 2018 to develop a sector workforce capability strategy and we’d like your input.

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MfE’s Urban Good Management Practices Working Group

MfE has established an urban good management practices working group to support implementation of the NPS-FM and potentially inform future policy direction.

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International Water Services Flushability Group- IWSFG

On behalf of the New Zealand wastewater sector, WNZ has signed the MoU for voting rights with the International Water Services Flushability Group (IWSFG).

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Waste Stabilisation Ponds: Design and Operation available for download now

Water New Zealand is happy to provide the long awaited Good Practice Guide for Waste Stabilisation Ponds: Design and Operation.

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NZ lifelines Council

Noel Roberts attended the New Zealand Lifelines Council meeting on the 24th November, this was a quick meeting as a number of us were also at the lifelines forum at the beginning of the month along with 170 other attendees.

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New Zealand Utilities Advisory Group (NZUAG) Inc Meeting Update

Tony Hale, Waipa District Council is Water New Zealand's WSMG rep for NZUAG has provided the following update from the NZUAG meeting held 22 November in Auckland.

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Submission for Water New Zealand on the Proposed Waikato Shared Waters Management Company

Water New Zealand is seeking feedback on the draft Submission for Water New Zealand on the Proposed Waikato Shared Waters Management Company.

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HNWI - Issue 3 Background Paper; Issues 8, 9, and 10 Discussion Paper

Please find below:

  1. A background paper for Issue 3.
  2. A discussion paper for Issues 8, 9, and 10.
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June Report and Recommendations

View the Interim Report and Recommendations dated 14 July 2017.