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Four bodies for three waters

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 30 Jun 2021

Local government minister Nanaia Mahuta has been pursuing reform of 'three waters' services since the mid-2000s. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 30 Jun 2021
The country’s 67 local bodies will tip their drinking, waste and stormwater services into four amalgamated new water services companies covering the whole of New Zealand, the government has decided.Local government minister Nanaia Mahuta announced the decision this morning, following years of policy development and consultation on an initiative intended to deal with the creaking underground infrastructure problems afflicting many of New Zealand’s towns and cities.The four new water entities will cover:Auckland and Northland, coverin...

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