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Kenny Espinosa drowned despite being a confident swimmer.
Overall supply is in better shape thanks to new measures.
People in the Capital are being urged to take alternative transport over the weekend.
Up to $185b will be needed for pipes across the country over the next 30 years.
Bridges washed out, whole farms under water, as sun comes out.
Ashburton is preparing for mass evacuations as the river rises and heavy rain continues.
Northland's environmental champions have been recognised in the regional council awards.
Civil Defence is going door-to-door requesting Selwyn Hut residents to "evacuate now".
Auckland rates are rising, but not as much as Wellington and Tauranga.
Putting money in a budget line isn't going to fix a water leak or replace a pipe.
Waka ama paddlers say they're getting sores, rashes and infections from the water.
Committee members will vote for a new chairperson at a meeting this afternoon.
Phil Goff is also worried the reforms will lead to higher water bills in Auckland.
Ngai Tahu rubbishes Judith Collins' claim that a co-ownership water plan has upset mayors.
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.
The sailing legend wants to take water from two creeks on the Crown Terrace.
Councillors are set to discuss why Carterton's treatment plant has been delayed.
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."