Lesley Smith: Local councils need support in managing water

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Wed, 19 Feb 2020, 3:00PM
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Lesley Smith: Local councils need support in managing water

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 19 Feb 2020, 3:00PM

Calls for leadership on a national level in facing the country's water problems.

The Auditor-General has released a report detailing New Zealand's issues with its water systems.

It looks at the way councils and the Government oversee drinking water, wastewater, allocation and river quality.

Water NZ's Lesley Smith told Mike Hosking we have floods at one end of the country and droughts at the other.

"We need a clear set of national priorities so we can start prioritising and tackling the issues."

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