About Taumata Arowai

The new water services regulator for Aotearoa.

Taumata Arowai is the new water services regulator for Aotearoa - committed to ensuring all communities have access to safe drinking water every day. We also have an oversight role in protecting the environment from the impacts of wastewater and stormwater.

Taumata Arowai works in partnership across Aotearoa, taking our lead from Te Tiriti o Waitangi, to regulate and influence the water services sector to improve outcomes and reflect on the importance and connection of the health of tangata (people) and of wai (water).

For more information about Taumata Arowai please click here.

The meaning behind the name Te Puna Kōrero

A puna is a pool of water, spring or a pond. It is usually in reference to fresh water. A puna is also a holding space. A place for people to come and have conversation. These conversations can either be two way or conversational. And kōrero of course meaning to have conversation.