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A sinkhole opened up in the road after the pipe collapsed earlier this year.
At party's regional conference in Queenstown today, Collins said plan had upset mayors.
Lower nitrate targets due in three years, but with no timeframe for them to be achieved.
New York Times: A makeshift dam of sand and clay could spark conflict in the East.
Hastings drinking water to be stored above ground. Made with funding from NZ On Air.
Critics of the scheme are worried about nitrate levels and drinking water.
Regional council estimated up to 1000 fish died along 6km stretch of Mt Somers waterway.
About 250 operators are expected to apply for land use consent under the revised rules.
Safeswim programme manager: "If we get enough rainfall you'll get red high-risk beaches."
Weekend deluge hoped to hoist Auckland dam levels up from just over 50 per cent capacity.
There's been an on-off boil water notice since March, after a low-level E coli reading.
The cost to Masterton homeowners could exceed $40 million in the event of a flood.
The council has received its second qualified opinion from Audit NZ in less than a year.
Council cops criticism for lack of warning signs at Far North beach
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Adrienne Rickey looks back at teaching 39,000 children. Made with funding from NZ on Air.
It's Carterton's third positive E. coli test in a month, and fifth since December 2020.
Audit New Zealand is concerned the local contracting sector can't deliver.
Officials will be able to enter marae without a warrant if new water bill is passed.
Untreated water had to be diverted after a power cut stopped a UV filter from working.
Two mayors facing water fluoridation as default said they prefer consumer choice.
Opinion: The Government has put just two options on the table - its way or stay the same.
A boil water notice remains in place while authorities wait on further test results.
The cost of water testing since February 2 has cost $200k alone.
Whangārei Mayor Sheryl Mai is against Government moves to fluoridate water supplies.