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About WIS

Contact details for the Water Information Services team.

About the Water Information Services Team

Water Information Services employs Johanna Rodgers and Elese Hugget.

jo rodgersJo Rodgers

Jo’s role is to make sure that all the consent holders in HB who have to record their water take are doing this and that the records of the water takes are as accurate as possible. This means that she is involved in a wide variety of work including:

  • Communicating with consent holders about their new consents and what they have to do.
  • Managing the data entry website
  • Managing the telemetry data
  • Working with the telemetry providers when there are problems or missing data
  • Answering questions from consent holders
  • Managing the meter installation records
  • Ensuring that all the data collected is of the highest possible standard so that it can also be used by consent holders for managing their water use, applying for new consents and GAP reports. The Science team also use the data to make decisions about the future of water use in Hawke’s Bay.

Jo is almost always available as she is mostly based in the office at the Regional Council and you can call her on +64 6 835 9200 or email Jo here if you have any questions or problems.

Staff PhotoElese Huggett

Elese joined WIS in 2020, after having completed three years at Massey University and having spent two summers working at Hawkes Bay Regional Council working as an irrigation student.

Elese’s role is predominantly field based, and aims to assist consent holders with any queries to do with water meters, telemetry and irrigation.

Her work involves:

• Regular site visits to understand different consent holder set ups and help solve problems.
• Advising concent holders and service providers on meter installation and verification under the Water Metering Regulations, helping interpret consent conditions.
• Advising and approving meter installs that do not fall under normal circumstances
• Managing the Accredited Blue Tick companies in Hawke’s Bay.
• Data quality auditing and interpretation.
• Telemetry Fieldwork.
• Water meter verification audits.

If you would like to contact Elese you can email her at or call her on +64 6 835 9200 or 0273632653.

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