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Chlorination St: Is Hawke's Bay ready for a satirical play about Havelock North water crisis?


A satirical take on the Havelock North water crisis is set to ruffle feathers as it debuts on the stage in Hastings.

Chlorination St is a one-man play written and performed by local theatrical identity Ken Keys and produced and directed by Pauline Ellen Hayes.

The play itself is based around the 2016 contamination crisis. More than 5000 people got sick, there were 45 hospitalisations, four official deaths and the cost to local agencies was $4 million.

The play aims to shine a spotlight on corporate responsibility, water issues in the region and the debate that has gone on since then. Read more