Tags : Water

Reports prove case for urgent water infrastructure reform

Urgent reform needed to save households from ballooning water bills ·         Reforms estimated to deliver a $14b-$23billion increase in GDP ·         Supports the creation of 5900 to 9300 additional new jobs New analysis of New Zealand’s drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure provides New Zealanders with a clear picture of the urgent problems we face, and highlights […]readmore

Major step in restoration of Lake Horowhenua

A major milestone in restoring the health of Lake Horowhenua has been reached, with agreement to buy land to construct a nationally significant wetland. “The land, currently used as a dairy farm, will be converted into a large wetland and indigenous vegetation area, with huge benefits for the water quality of Lake Horowhenua,” Environment Minister […]readmore

Government announces allocation of three waters funds for councils

The Government has today set out the regional allocations of the $761 million Three Waters stimulus and reform funding for councils announced by Prime Minister Hon Jacinda Ardern this month. “I want to thank Councils around the country for engaging with the Central Local Government Steering Group who have been explaining the intent of the […]readmore

New water services bill for safe drinking water

The Government has today introduced legislation to Parliament that will transform drinking water safety in New Zealand and improve environmental outcomes for our wastewater and stormwater networks. “Last week, we passed the Taumata Arowai – the Water Services Regulator Act forming the new water regulator and today we have introduced the companion Water Services Bill,’’ […]readmore

Government ensures greater safety for our drinking water

The passing today of the Taumata Arowai – the Water Services Regulator Bill draws a further line under the Havelock North tragedy and will lead to safer and sustainable drinking water for all New Zealanders. “In 2016 more than 5000 people in Havelock North got sick as a result of drinking public water supplies. Up […]readmore

Keeping New Zealanders safe in the water

Our lifeguards and coastguards who keep New Zealanders safe in the water have been given a funding boost thanks to the 2020 Budget, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Poto Williams has announced. The water safety sector will receive $63 million over four years with $60.5m going to Surf Life Saving New Zealand and […]readmore