Hamilton city leaders have allowed Auckland to take an additional 25 million litres of water a day from the Waikato river for the upcoming summer, Stuff reports. As part of the deal, Te Huia train must be let into the super-city. Auckland can take another 25 MLD per day from the Waikato River between October 2021 and April 2022, which will be the second time Watercare has done so. The first such action was taken in 2020 when Auckland faced its worst drought in 25 years.

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