55 days ago

Sewage overflow triggers temporary health warning

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

⚠️Sewage overflow triggers temporary health warning

A sewage overflow in the vicinity of Seaview Road has caused contamination of the Wairere Stream, which flows into the Whakatāne River at Quay Street.

Whakatāne District Council contractors have contained the overflow and are working to address the cause. Council staff are working with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and Toi Te Ora Public Health to ensure the appropriate measures are in place to notify the public of the potential health risks. Signs have also been erected at relevant locations advising of the temporary health warning.

A temporary health warning has been issued for recreational water contact, and the gathering and consumption of fish and shellfish for the Wairere Stream, and the Whakatāne River from the Landing Road bridge to the Whakatāne River entrance. Water quality testing will be carried out in the coming days and the community will be advised when the public health warning is lifted.

Whakatāne District Council apologises for this sewage overflow and its impacts on both the river environment, and those who are directly affected by this.

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Join us for lunch and some new ideas

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Hey neighbours, how are you finding life in lockdown? If you're looking for new ways to mix things up at home and in the garden, we can help!

Join us for a virtual lunch from 12.30 today (8 April), when NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll will be live on Homed to answer your questions, share their expertise and chat about your latest projects.

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6 hours ago

Let's chat about your garden today

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

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5 hours ago

Easter - Kerbside Collection

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

#EASTER #WHAKATANECOVID19 #REFUSE

🗑 Refuse Collection for Easter |~| Te kohikohinga para hei ngā rā Aranga

🤔 There is a slight change to kerbside refuse collections for Easter. |~| Kua paku rerekē ngā kohikohinga para hei ngā rā Aranga

📅 Those who might typically put their bins out this Friday, will need to do so this Saturday instead. |~| Mehemea ka waiho tō ipupara i te ara i ngā Rāmere, me panoni kē ki tēnei Rāhoroi

For other info on kerbside collection and recycling, see the link below. |~| Mō ngā pārongo kohikohinga para me te hangarua, hono atu ki

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