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Animal carcasses dumped at Maketu18 November 2013
People are being urged to speak up about suspicious behaviour after a heap of dumped, decaying animal carcasses were pulled from a waterway in Maketu. Bay of Plenty Regional Council removed the carcasses of cows, pigs, deer guts and other animal carcasses from the water near the outlet that flows into the Maketu estuary.
Banks Peninsula Zone Committee meeting18 November 2013
The Canterbury Water Banks Peninsula Zone Committee will meet for its regular monthly public meeting on Tuesday, 19 November, in Little River. The focus for the meeting will be on the sub-regional planning processes for the Wairewa / Lake Forsyth catchment. The zone committee is tasked with working with community members to develop solutions to local water management challenges.
Dairy factory's expansion reaches next stage18 November 2013
Open Country Dairy has started construction on the third stage of its multimillion dollar expansion at its Awarua plant in Southland. The four-stage project will make room for a new dryer which, it is understood, will double production at the plant. Building consents at Invercargill City Council show stage three includes a dry store extension and powder bin tower structure.
Sulphur spray 'irritant but not allergen or poison'18 November 2013
Sulphur used in vineyards and wineries can be irritating but does not cause allergies, says Marlborough Nelson medical officer of health Ed Kiddle. The Marlborough Express has reported that sulphur sprayed on vineyards to control fungal diseases and clean winery tanks might be a culprit in a hay fever epidemic so severe people were leaving the region.
Summer parking ban looks likely18 November 2013
The Mapua community is one step closer to banning cars from its wharf precinct over the summer rush. After a submissions hearing, a panel from the Tasman District Council recommended that the full council approve an amendment to its Traffic Control Bylaw (2005) that will restrict parking around the precinct from December 20 until February 7.
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