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ORATIA COMMUNITY RELIEVED BY WATERCARE DECISION

ORATIA COMMUNITY RELIEVED BY WATERCARE DECISION

It is with great relief that we bring you the news that the Watercare Board has decided not to build its water treatment plant in Oratia. We are thankful that Watercare has recognised the extreme social impact that a decision to build in Parker Road would have had. We are incredibly proud of our community…

Save Oratia brings countryside to the city, close to Watercare’s offices

Save Oratia brings countryside to the city, close to Watercare’s offices

  Save Oratia has set up a pop-up gallery – down the road from Watercare. Residents upset a water treatment plant might be built in their neighbourhood have opened a gallery close to Watercare’s head office. Save Oratia has exhibited photographs, videos, music, stories and clothing from the west Auckland suburb of Oratia about 100 meters from…

Community threatened by water-treatment plant opens pop-up gallery near Watercare HQ

Community threatened by water-treatment plant opens pop-up gallery near Watercare HQ

The Save Oratia group has opened a pop-up gallery on the people, culture and heritage of their threatened community – and sited it less than a minute’s walk from the Auckland Council-controlled organisation that will decide their fate. The West Auckland community of Oratia has been fighting a Watercare proposal to build a $300 million…

Bennett backs water plant opponents

Bennett backs water plant opponents

Opponents of a proposed water treatment plant in west Auckland now have the backing of Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett. Council-owned water company Watercare is considering taking over 12 to 18 properties in Oratia to build a replacement to the 90-year-old Huia plant. Bennett, who has lived in Oratia for the past eight years, opposed the…

Deputy PM wades into water tussle in her suburb

Deputy PM wades into water tussle in her suburb

Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett has waded into local body politics, saying the west Auckland suburb where she lives is the “wrong choice” for a new water treatment plant. Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson Watercare is considering two potential sites in West Auckland for the plant. One option, in Oratia,…

Round 3 – Western Leaders Video Feed

#WATCH LIVE. We're at Oratia School for the Save Oratia meeting. Posted by Western Leader on Saturday, 8 April 2017

RANGES RATEPAYERS DEMAND WATERCARE PLANT REVIEW

RANGES RATEPAYERS DEMAND WATERCARE PLANT REVIEW

PRESS RELEASE – for immediate release Wednesday 5 April 2017 From: Waitakere Ranges Combined Residents and Ratepayers Group RANGES RATEPAYERS DEMAND WATERCARE PLANT REVIEW Community groups throughout the environmentally sensitive Waitakere Ranges are outraged that Watercare Services, a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO), is failing to properly consult with its communities or consider the social or…

Decades to build rammed earth house, but Watercare could wipe them off the map

Decades to build rammed earth house, but Watercare could wipe them off the map

Julian Pirie designed and built almost every facet of his home from the rammed earth walls to the hinges on his shed but all his work may be for nought with Watercare considering his section as a possible location for a new treatment plant. Julian and Sue Pirie don’t do things by halves. Their rammed…