Dry Weather Task Force

The Dry Weather Task Force comprises elected Councillors, Council staff, members of the various water user groups in Tasman, Fish and Game Nelson Marlborough Region, Nelson City Council staff, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Rural Fire representatives.

The Dry Weather Task Force was formed many years ago to manage water during dry periods in an informed and collaborative manner. The Task Force normally meets on Tuesdays of each week where a regional water resource update, water use/compliance and forecast of both climate and water demand is discussed. Recommendations are made to the Task Force and agreed decisions are then notified via a press release.  Water permit holders who have restrictions placed on them may also be notified directly, depending on the requirements of the restrictions imposed.

The dry weather task force is made up of primarily Waimea water users due to the susceptability of this area to water restrictions. Other user groups are involved when it is relevant.

The Convenor for the Dry Weather Task Force is the Environment and Planning Manager of Tasman District Council. Key Council staff involved with the Dry Weather Task Force are:

  • Convenor:  Dennis Bush-King - Environment and Planning Manager, Tasman District Council
  • Water Resources:  Joseph Thomas - Resource Scientist/Water, Tasman District Council
  • Water Metering:  Jim Trembath - Compliance Officer, Tasman District Council

Committee Members

Committee Member Contact Number
Peter Lines 0274 418 560
Murray King 021 684 901
Dennis Cassidy 021 051 0623
Stephen Sutton 0274 495 133
Jeremy Naylor 03 541 8846
Kit Maling 027 544 0536
Alistair Patton 021 234 1848
Julian Raine 021 443 993
David Easton 021 314 902
Joseph Thomas 027 458 3674
Cr Tim King

027 244 8202

Dennis Bush-King 0274 310 317

Dry Weather Task Force News Releases

Any current news releases from the Dry Weather Task Force can be viewed from the link below.

Latest News from Tasman District Council

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