Authorities are bearing the $3m costs of a nine-month clean-up of a toxic chemical stockpile at Marsden Point, Ruakaka, but hope to recover the costs from the companies involved. The work is so dangerous, regular monitoring is needed to test for explosive or flammable air.
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Bream Bay mother-of-three Veronique Theberge is trying to raise awareness of the potentially fatal brain swelling condition encephalitis, after it left her with an acquired brain injury - turning her life upside-down with symptoms including fatigue, lack of concentration, slowed speech, hypersensitivity to noise and short-term memory loss. Did you know viruses, including Covid-19, can cause encephalitis and these symptoms?