2 Jul 2020

Auckland given permission to take more water from Waikato

From Morning Report, 7:15 am on 2 July 2020

Auckland City Council has been granted an extra 75 million litres of water a day from the Waikato river in an emergency meeting.

Yesterday parties agreed in principle to supply the water - now 250 million litres a day - until October.

Auckland mayor, Phil Goff, has pledged to establish a trust fund to keep the river healthy.

Watercare chief executive, Raveen Jaduram, speaks to Corin Dann.