Water NZ's Workshops to Discuss Water Reform

Dates throughout August 2018. Members of Water New Zealand will be aware that the government is reviewing the framework within which three waters services are regulated and delivered. In principle decisions by Cabinet are expected in October. We think that it’s important that you are kept up to date with what has been happening and have your opportunity to tell us what you think. Starting late July and running until late August Water New Zealand staff will be running a series of 15 consultation workshops throughout New Zealand.

These workshops will be focusing on the structure and functions that Water NZ believe a new drinking water regulator should have; and be discussing the various reform options for water delivery available to the government. You may also wish to raise a range of other issues.

You'll be able to express your views so as to formulate a position on water regulation and delivery options that WaterNZ would like Government to consider. This work will lead to= eventually tabling a written submission with Department of Internal Affairs officials sometime mid-September.

The dates and locations of these workshops are listed below and you should ensure you book early to secure a seat. John Pfahlert, Noel Roberts and Jim Graham will be making the presentations and looking for feedback.

Various Cabinet papers and Cabinet Minutes published on the Ministry of Health website are available here. You might find the information contained in these documents provides useful background to the presentations and discussions we will have at the meetings. 

The first of the Water Reform Regional Workshops starts on Monday in New Plymouth. There is still time to register by clicking one of the links below. Members will need to use their Water New Zealand log in to register. Non-members can register by creating a Water New Zealand log in if they don't already have one. If you have any trouble logging in please contact amy.aldrich@waternz.org.nz.


30 July - New Plymouth
31 July - Palmerston North
1 August - Wellington

13 August - Whangarei
14 August - Auckland
15 August - Napier
16 August - Tauranga
17 August - Hamilton

20 August - Blenheim

22 August - Gisborne

27 August - Queenstown
28 August - Invercargill
29 August - Dunedin
30 August - Christchurch
31 August - Greymouth