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BRIAN GAYNOR: Auckland’s water shortages and the process obsession

Brian Gaynor
Fri, 22 May 2020

BRIAN GAYNOR: Auckland’s water shortages and the process obsession
Brian Gaynor
Fri, 22 May 2020
While most media attention has been focused on covid-19, New Zealand has also been experiencing severe drought conditions. The worst affected areas are the Far North, Coromandel Peninsula, Hawke’s Bay and Auckland. This column focuses on Watercare Services, which supplies water to the Auckland region. Auckland’s water restrictions are due to several factors, including low rainfall, a growing population and massive red tape regarding Watercare’s application to take additional water from the Waikato River. In late 2013, Watercare asked t...

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