Nau mai, haere mai.

Welcome to Te Puna Kōrero - our engagement and consultation hub.

As the new water services regulator for Aotearoa New Zealand, we are committed to ensuring all communities receive safe drinking water every day.

Three children drinking water

Taumata Arowai is not part of the Three Waters Reform programme looking to create new publicly owned water entities. Our role is to regulate rather than determine future changes to the delivery of water services.

Taumata Arowai is the new water services regulator for Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to ensuring all communities have access to safe and reliable drinking water every day. We also have an oversight role in relation to the environmental performance of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater networks.

The Water Services Act 2021 commenced in November 2021 and, as a result, Taumata Arowai is still in the process of developing secondary legislation and a suite of regulatory support tools. These will give effect to the relevant provisions of the Water Services Act 2021 and will assist regulated entities to comply with legislative requirements.

Taumata Arowai is committed to working with stakeholders to ensure its regulatory framework is fit for purpose. Te Puna Kōrero provides a contemporary, web-based platform for consulting on various proposals developed by Taumata Arowai.

To learn more about Taumata Arowai please click here.


Have Your Say

Your feedback will help to inform our decisions on the content of the documents we are consulting on.

For further information or questions about our consultations please email

Proposed documents for consultation