Recent news stories and media statements from other parties about the Dam.

July 1, 2024

Statement of Intent – 2024-2025

The Statement of Intent (SOI) for the 2024-2025 financial year is now online. The SOI provides the scope, objectives, intentions and activities of Waimea Water Ltd for the period 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025, with forecast capital… Read More

May 29, 2024

March 2024 – Quarterly Report

The Quarterly Report for the period ending 31 March 2024 is now online. It includes information and updates about health, safety and wellbeing, construction, operational readiness, public affairs and the environmental and biodiversity programme. It also provides an… Read More

May 15, 2024

May 2024 Newsletter

Since the beginning of the year, our focus has been on completing the dam so it could provide water for the region during this very dry summer and autumn season. On Saturday 2 March the first water was… Read More

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April 5, 2024

Waimea Community Dam Running Second Phase of Valve Testing: April 9 and 10, 2024

People are asked to be cautious and preferably stay away from the Lee, Wairoa and Waimea rivers during a second phase of valve tests on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 April, as river levels will rise because of… Read More

April 4, 2024

Waimea Community Dam To Test Valves:

PEOPLE ASKED TO BE CAUTIOUS AND TO PREFERABLY STAY AWAY FROM THE RIVER People are asked to be cautious and preferably stay away from the Lee, Wairoa and Waimea rivers for three days from lunchtime Thursday 4 April,… Read More

April 4, 2024

Testing of cone valves commences: 4th-6th April

From the afternoon of Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 April, the Waimea Community Dam will be testing the large valves that release water into the river, meaning the Lee, Wairoa and Waimea rivers will rise during this time…. Read More

March 3, 2024

Waimea Community Dam Starts Operations

Waimea Water Ltd (WWL) has commenced releasing water from the reservoir to support relief from the worsening drought as the dry and warm summer conditions continue.  On Saturday 2 March 2024, water from the reservoir was released through… Read More

March 3, 2024

Check out the March dam showcase at the Richmond Mall

Waimea Water is returning to the Richmond Mall this March and April. Please stop in at the mall to learn more about the latest at the Waimea Community Dam. See the latest photos and videos, and pick up… Read More

February 28, 2024

December 2023 – Mid-Year Report

The Mid-Year Report for the period ending 31 December 2023 is now online. It includes information and updates about health, safety and wellbeing, construction, operational readiness, and the environmental and biodiversity programme. It also provides the unaudited financial… Read More

January 25, 2024

Waimea Community Dam Reservoir is full

Te Kurawai o Pūhanga, the reservoir behind the Waimea Community Dam, reached its full capacity and the spillway commenced flowing on Sunday 21 January 2024. “This is a momentous milestone for the project, and I thank all those… Read More