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Auckland Council files charges over alleged Formosa Golf Club sewage dumping


Auckland Council has filed 17 charges against three people allegedly involved with dumping sewage at the Formosa Golf Club in east Auckland.

In June, the club was banned by the council from discharging waste from its facilities after allegedly pumping sewage into a nearby stream.
The charges carry a maximum penalty on conviction of two year's imprisonment for an individual or a $300,000 fine, or a $600,000 fine for a company, Steve Pearce, Auckland Council's regulatory compliance manager, said on Monday.

"We take a graduated approach to enforcement, however where there are serious effects from non-compliance and the council's requests are ignored we will take offenders to court. Read more