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Water restrictions bite in Kaikohe


Parts of Northland have this year been the driest in the better part of a century, leading to warnings residents should consider installing rain water tanks.

The first six months of 2019 were the driest they have been in more than 80 years in both Kerikeri and Whangārei, impacting Kaikohe's Monument Hill aquifer, said Andy Finch, council general manager – infrastructure & asset management.

The Far North District Council has stepped up its water restrictions in Kaikohe and Ngawha, just weeks after it put a sprinkler ban on the area.  Read more