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Govt sides with Land and Water Forum on key policy decisions

Gary Taylor: welcome news

Local communities will be given the option of using collaborative processes to determine regional freshwater allocation and policies.

Govt pools bureaucrats to finalise water policy

A 40-strong Water Reform Directorate has been formed in the Ministry for the Environment to respond to last week's report of the four-year experiment in consensus policy-making, the Land and Water Forum.

Freshwater report 'once-in-generation' chance to settle water rights

Major water users are from this month required to start accurately recording their consumption.

Deep well of ideas for water control

Poor water governance has led to lost economic opportunities according to the Land and Water Forum.

Water scarcity in some areas, pollution, animal and human health came within the scope of the high level report prepared by the forum for the government.

A year ago, nearly 60 water stakeholders were tasked with putting aside competitive differences to find some common ground in order to better use New Zealand’s freshwater resources.

The group now produced a list of 53 recommendations for the government to consider with limits for quantity and quality at the top.

Waiheke venue for high level water woes discourse