The Waikato District Council has issued a health notice to residents living within three kilometres of Puke Coal’s construction and demolition landfill in Pukemiro, where a fire has been burning since August.
The dioxin warning is a precautionary measure and the number of people the notice affects is low, with a total of 212 households within the buffer zone. Abatement notices have been issued to the landfill owner in relation to breaches of the Resource Management Act.
What extra precautions do you think should be introduced to prevent another environmental incident like this happening again?
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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.
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The Red Cross Book Fair is back again this year for the book lovers, avid readers, and book worms and for those who would like to invest in a new or favourite hobby!
Join us at Waikato’s biggest Red Cross Book Fair at Te Rapa Race Course (Off Garnett Ave) on the 5th, 6th and 7th March.
A massive range of quality books from fiction to nonfiction, kids’ books to adult books, sporting, gardening, art, health, cooking, biography and many more at giveaway prices, including the famous $1 room and the ‘collector’s corner’ for unique and vintage books.
Plus a wide variety of music, movies, puzzles and magazines.
Bring the family and stock up on some fantastic reading and find great presents for friends and your near and dear ones.
All proceeds go to funding our vital Humanitarian and community programmes in the Waikato Region.
A huge THANK YOU to all Hamiltonians’ and everyone across Waikato and New Zealand from the Red Cross and its volunteers for their kind donations throughout the year and their continued and generous support at the event as well.