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Building a water storage and delivery system that allows people to plan land use change with confidence, and which lifts the prosperity of local communities.

Building a more productive future.

Despite high average annual rainfall across Northland, a lack of storage means much of this water can’t be retained for use at times of shortage.

To help solve this problem Te Tai Tokerau Water Trust, with funding assistance from the Provincial Growth Fund, is creating reservoir, water delivery and allocation systems near Kaikohe in the Mid North and on the northern Pouto peninsula, south of Dargaville.

This more reliable water supply will allow landowners to plan and implement future land use change with greater confidence. Changes to uses with higher returns, greater employment opportunities and better environmental sustainability outcomes will provide wider benefits to the communities, economy and environment of Northland.

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