Articles tagged Lawrence Yule

Hawke’s Bay has a tasty reputation for stunning syrahs and delicious fruit, But, perhaps more than any other region, the use of water has been fiercely debated, leaving residents on both sides bitter. Shane Cowlishaw reports as a new row erupts just days before the election.

In today's email we dig into the continuing standoff between local and central Government over paying for the infrastructure needed to cope with a growing population, increased tourist numbers and tougher water standards.

Both tap water and bottled water are high on the menu for Councils as they tussle with the Government over water quality standards and water allocation.

Councils across the country are facing a flood of bills to replace ageing water pipes, sewers and drains put down in the 1960s and they are calling on the Government to help plan and pay for the replacement infrastructure, which Local Government New Zealand says will cost up to $100 billion.