In New Zealand, chief executives have been appointed for most of the new Three Waters entities.

The Government said the appointment of Jon Lamonte, Vaughan Payne, and Colin Crampton was a major milestone in the project.

The appointments were announced as huge floods struck Auckland and nearby regions, prompting debate about the quality and resilience of New Zealand’s water infrastructure.

Three Waters has faced some intense political criticism but the Government said it was crucial for enabling changes in water services delivery.

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