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Residents call on Far North council to object to water take


The Pukenui-Houhora Residents' Association has called on the Far North District Council to object to 24 applications to collectively take more than six million cubic metres of water a year from the Aupōuri aquifer (More requests for water from Aupōuri aquifer, October 15).

Acting secretary Dr Bill Morris wrote to mayor John Carter and CEO Shaun Clarke, saying it was beyond the means of most domestic bore users to make a submission on even one, let alone 24 separate applications.

He asked that the FNDC lodge a submission on behalf of the Pukenui-Houhora community, objecting to the manner in which and to whom the applications had been notified, and objecting to the total amount of water proposed to be taken. Read more