1 Jul 2020

Government 'calls in' Auckland's application to up take from Waikato River

From Morning Report, 7:45 am on 1 July 2020

The government has "called in" an application by Auckland Council to take an extra 200 million litres of water a day from the Waikato River as the city continues to stare down a severe water shortage.

That means the application will take an accelerated path to approval, and more than double the city's current take from the river.

David Parker is the Minister for the Environment.