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

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

November 24, 2023

September 2023 Quarterly Report

The Quarterly Report for the period ending 30 September 2023 is now online. It includes information and updates about health, safety and wellbeing, construction progress, operational readiness, and the environmental and biodiversity programme. It also provides an outline… Read More

October 6, 2023

2023 Annual Report

The Waimea Water Ltd Annual Report for the year ending 30 June 2023 has been published. It provides an overview of the project and a summary of progress achieved in the financial year, covering the areas of health,… Read More

September 29, 2023

You’re invited to the October dam showcase at the Richmond Mall

Waimea Water is returning to the Richmond Mall this October. From Tuesday 3 October stop in at the mall to learn more about the Waimea Community Dam, see the latest photos and videos, and pick up a physical… Read More