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Bringing innovative flood protection to New Zealand

We are excited to share groundbreaking news from Launceston, Australia, where approximately 2,400 properties in low-lying areas are now safeguarded against flooding through the implementation of innovative flood protection measures. The success of this project, which utilised a 2m high FloodFree Demountable Barrier, holds immense promise for addressing similar challenges right here in New Zealand. […]

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Flow Consulting Specifies WaterSAFE™ End Point Treatment Systems for Iwi to Meet New Water Services Act

Flow Consulting specifies WaterSAFE™ End Point Water Treatment System for Iwi to meet new Water Services Act Since the introduction of the new Water Services Act 2021, many Kiwis and organisations that supply water to people from rainwater tanks or bore water are now deemed to be water suppliers   under the new Act.  The Problem 

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Fencetank

The right tank solution to manage stormwater and rainwater in our crowded cities

What are your smart options? As our cities become denser and consents for multi-unit homes exceed those for standalone houses, Watersmart is helping installers to identify options to maximise household water storage when space is at a premium.  When it comes to water, we are going through a time of feast or famine. A few

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Flood barrier

Innovative Flood Barrier now protecting Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Everybody’s building

Flood Barrier at Everybody’s bar and restaurant 21st Century solution for Auckland CBD heritage building now in place after floods took out transformer in 2022.  Building owners of a central Auckland heritage office and entertainment building have installed an innovative self-raising flood barrier to prevent a recurrence of the flooding that took the building out

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Saving water: the new key to unlock New Zealand’s housebuilding future?

Could a relatively unheralded piece of legislation mean that saving water is now the key to unlocking New Zealand’s housebuilding future?   The October 2021 Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosures and Other Matters) Amendment Act made it a mandatory requirement for entities that include many banks and insurers to prepare climate statements under a framework provided

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Hydraloop calculates more Green Star points in new proposals

Last month we alerted you to the newly-released first draft of Green Star Buildings for New Zealand. Due to replace the current Green Star Design & As Built certification from mid-2025, Green Star Buildings NZ sets a new benchmark for sustainable commercial buildings. As part of the draft proposal, grey water recycling and rainwater harvesting

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