Installing rainwater tanks will soon be easier for property-owners in Auckland, Times reports, following changes to Auckland’s Unitary Plan and the Hauraki Gulf Islands District Plan. “Making it easier for Aucklanders to be resourceful with rainwater and provide for their own water needs is overdue,” says Councillor Chris Darby. The plan change removes rainwater tanks from the definition of ‘building’ and creates a new ‘rainwater tank’ definition, with less restrictive standards than for ‘buildings’.