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The man behind Water New Zealand - and oil, mining and everything else


You'd think the man defending water chlorination in Christchurch would be running for the Port Hills but when it comes to political crises John Pfahlert has been there, done that.

The Christchurch City Council is in damage control five months into a controversial move to chlorinate the city's water supply, which left residents seething.

With seven months left on the original 12-month repair timeframe voted on by council in January this year, it appears upgrades are yet to begin on all 102 of the well heads requiring one. Chlorination was started to keep residents safe until the work was completed. 

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