Editorial: What lessons can we take from the gastro crisis?

Access to clean drinking water is a basic right. Most of us have taken it for granted most of our lives. We expect to be able to turn on the tap and have pure, drinkable water flow out. That was until today exactly one year ago when a gastro crisis hit Havelock North, laying low more than 5000 people, sending about 45 to hospital and having possible links to three deaths. It was the largest waterborne contamination in New Zealand's history. In today's paper, we have dedicated five pages to the event. See more