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