419 days ago

$120,000 payout for community affected by 'bad smell'

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Piako Post

A Waikato dairy processing company has been convicted and fined almost $140,000 for producing odours that have been described as 'nauseating' - in some cases causing some individuals to seek medical attention.

The Waikato Regional Council recieved 109 complaints from local businesses and residents in Waharoa about odours discharged by Open Country Dairy Limited.

Should the penalties for environmental damages be harsher for New Zealand companies?

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More messages from your neighbours
1 hour ago

What are you looking forward to at the traffic light system?

Josephine Franks Reporter from Central Leader

Kia ora neighbours, the traffic lights are in sight and we'd love to know what you're most looking forward to once Aucklanders have more freedom. Maybe it's being reunited with family outside Auckland, going to the pub, or just being able to hang out inside a friend's house (and use their loo!). Comment below to share your thoughts - use NFP if you don't want it published - or email josephine.franks@stuff.co.nz

3 hours ago

Wood-Look Blinds: A stylishly durable and cost‑effective alternative

Ven-lu-ree Blind Services

Enjoy the look of a wooden Venetian blind with increased durability and greater cost-effectiveness.

Available in white or cream to suit your interior design, our wood‑look blinds look stylish and stunning yet are suitable to be used in wet or damp areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. The slats are not affected by water and are very easy to clean.

1 day ago

Auckland Council supports City Mission’s Auckland Angels appeal

The Team from Auckland Council

We are throwing our support behind Auckland City Mission’s ‘Auckland Angels’ appeal, helping to ensure Aucklanders in greatest need can celebrate Christmas after a particularly tough year.

ℹ️ Click on Read More to find out more about:
🟢 How to donate
🟢 What is needed
🟢 Gift ideas