200 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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4 hours ago

MBIE Recalls booster seat due to safety concerns

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A booster seat has been recalled due to the chance of malfunctioning in the event of a crash.

The booster seat, the Diono Cambria 2, has been recalled by MBIE as the headrest could crack or break in a collission. The recall notice warns that the headrest may detach, causing serious injury to an infant or child.

Here's what you need to know:
- Units affected are those manufactured between September 2020 and November 2020.
- The first six digits of the serial number for the recalled range is: 648735.
- Only use the affected Diono seat as a backless booster seat until replacement units are available.
- Replacement headrests will be available in the next month.

Affected product owners can find out more about the recall on the Diono Website or get in touch with them on 0800 34 66 66.

13 hours ago

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22 hours ago

Katikati Lions Garage Sale

Cherie from Katikati

Sat. 24th 8am -11am At the containers behind Caltex, Main Rd Katikati Indoor & outdoor furniture, tools, books, bric-a-brac and much more. Come and look among the bargains