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Water crisis: Tanks run dry in east Auckland

Tank water owners are under the pump as the ongoing drought has seen many run dry. The warm, dry conditions to start the year have...

Is local government delivering for Aucklanders?

East Auckland residents will no doubt have noticed the Auckland Council elections are in full swing with numerous candidate billboards in place across town. As...

Urgent rainfall needed to fill dams

While last week’s much-needed heavy rain was welcomed by water utility company Watercare, the region’s dams are still well-short. The dams in the Hunua Ranges...

Smoke testing begins in the fight against sewage overflow

Smoke testing has begun in Cockle Bay in a bid to reduce wastewater overflows. This comes after local residents’ cries for help to stop sewage...

Sewage overflow nightmare

Imagine waking up to the pungent smell of the neighbourhood’s sewage overflowing into your backyard. This was the reality for one Pakuranga family who woke...

Pipe testing concludes in Mellons Bay

Watercare’s extensive pipe testing programme in Mellons Bay has finished, with problems found at 54 properties of the 1500 properties that were inspected. Inspectors found...

Watercare launches pipe inspections

Watercare has launched an inspection of public and private wastewater pipes from every house in Mellons Bay in an effort to reduce wet weather...

Wild weather moves on

You could be forgiven for half-expecting to see Noah's Ark floating down the road at some point in the last week as continuous downpours...

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