24 Jan 2017

Gastro outbreak costs mount up for Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke's Bay Regional Council has spent just more than $1 million on internal salary and external costs related to its Havelock North water contamination outbreak investigation and the ongoing government inquiry.

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Dirty water: Water bills may rise to stop sewage overflows

Water bills in the country's largest city may have to rise to stop raw sewage flowing into Auckland Harbour almost every time it rains.

No choice over chlorine?

More than 100 Lake Hawea residents who attended a meeting at the weekend to express their opposition to chlorine being added to the town’s water supply permanently were told "it may happen anyway".

Queenstown Lakes District Council chief engineer Ulrich Glasner said the contamination of Havelock North’s water supply in August was "a trigger" for a lot of councils and district health boards to take steps to ensure drinking water was safe.

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