New Zealanders are being challenged to go a whole day without turning on their taps at home and at work, in a new project hoping to provide easy access to clean water for Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.
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Māori prominent at Whangarei water protection rally
Māori were prominent at a rally in Whangarei today, held simultaneously with rallies nationwide to protect NZ's water. Today's rally was one of 15 held across the country to coincide with the delivery of a New Zealand Water Forum petition to Parliament.
Auckland water consumption on-par with post-flood target
Auckland City Council met this morning to discuss the impact recent weather has had on the region. The city has been hammered by three major weather events in the past week that caused severe flooding and damage in localised areas.
Health Warning for Utuhina Stream
Rotorua locals have not been able to swim in the Utuhina stream near Lake Road since last year due to it being unsafe. A health warning was placed on the stream by Bay of Plenty Regional council in December.
Govt's freshwater target falls short of Iwi aspirations
Prime Minister Bill English today pledged to make 90 percent of New Zealand's rivers 'swimmable' by 2040, but iwi leaders say the government's standards of swimmable aren't good enough and more needs to be done.
Waimarama on bottled water
Hastings District Council has delivered bottled water to marae in the Waimarama Township to cope with Hawke's Bay's latest water contamination in the lead-up to Te Matatini. Yesterday low levels of E.coli were detected in the public water supply and a boil notice was released for all water consumption including for pets.
Mean bombs from the bridge at Waitangi
While Waitangi copes with an influx of guests, media and sightseers for Waitangi Day, local rangatahi spend their time swimming, diving and perfecting 'bombs' from the local bridge. Our online team caught up with a group of enthusiastic jumpers who were eager to show off some of their techniques.
Shortage of waka paddlers at Waitangi inspires a new generation
A shortage of waka paddlers at Waitangi this year has inspired a new generation to take charge of the pageant by preserving the traditions under the guidance of Māori waka exponents.
Water shortage leaves Northlanders parched
In the Northland region, some Okaihau and Rawene locals are coping with a water shortage by taking thousands of litres from council-owned hydrants to battle the dry spell. And while relief came from some rain at the weekend another dry week is expected.
Trump’s pipeline action worries water protectors
President Donald Trump has signed memorandums to advance the controversial Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines (DAPL). Sacred Stone Camp water protector Dallas Goldtooth says the action is worrying and the people at camp are scared for what lies ahead.