26 Feb 2020

Kaitaia water pipeline work under way - mayor

5:56 pm on 26 February 2020

Kaitaia could be waiting up to 16 days before getting any water from the Aupouri Aquifer.

John Carter

Far North District Mayor John Carter Photo: SUPPLIED

The Northland town will shortly enter its fourth week of 'essential use only' water restrictions as a severe drought continues to slam the region.

Mayor John Carter said work had already started on a pipeline from the aquifer to the Kaitaia treatment plant.

He said the new supply was thanks to a collaborative effort between the council and local iwi Te Rarawa and Ngāi Takoto.

Carter said a council-owned bore was also set to start supplying bulk water carriers.

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