Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.
The Otago Regional Council says it's unclear what killed hundreds of dead smelt, flounder, bullies, trout and inanga at the Kaikorai Estuary last month, but it can’t rule out the possibility that it was the culprit.
Water samples were taken at the site and the results, released on Monday, found no conclusive evidence pollution from upstream.
However, scientific advice suggested degrading water quality, high temperatures and the opening of the coastal mouth were all possible factors.
The council was now engaging an independent party to review the findings of the investigation.
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