Big shake up for water ahead

The Government is planning a ‘managed buyout’ of the country’s water services. This would see responsibility for the so-called Three Waters – drinking water, wastewater and stormwater – taken out of the hands of local councils.

Instead, they would be managed by several (probably four) regional public agencies.

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Sustainability & hope

This isn’t the column I wanted to write.

I was back on my bike, back on the road again. Last year I cycled from Cape Reinga to my home in the Waikato. I was continuing the journey this year, heading for Wellington.

When I left home, the coronavirus – Covid-19 – had barely a toehold here. But that changed rapidly as I pedaled slowly along, everyday further from home.

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