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Again, farmers decline any responsibility. It is well possible that the council is responsible for the contamination by not securing the bore from being contaminated. From photos, it appears that there is no buffer zone around the bores, so cows can basically do their business right next to it. It is the same with buffer zones around waterways. The council does not appear to take their responsibilities seriously.
The gastro outbreak in Havelock North has had a devastating effect on local hospitality businesses, owners say.
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Why don't they come clean and provide those ongoing testing results?
What do they have to hide? Even if there is a very slight possibility that the river may contribute to contamination of aquifers/bores in the region, people have the right to know.
Is the council hiding the evidence of their slack or (virtually) non-existing enforcement of environmental conditions on consents? If so. it would make them criminally accountable/liable for the current disaster.
ongoing monitoring of E.coli levels in the Tukituki River showed levels in line with regular and ongoing testing.
A river has been ruled out as the source of a major gastroenteritis outbreak in Hawke's Bay.
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It's the rider that gets all the kudos when things go right, but when things go (really) wrong, it's the horse doing it:
*But Todd's horse, Leonidas II, sent four rails to the ground.*
A target of 14 medals was set for New Zealand at Rio, but that was seen a little on the light side. With the Games wrapping up tomorrow, Andrew Alderson, David Leggat and Dana Johannsen - New Zealand Herald
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Now it has been established that life stock caused the outbreak (and the contamination of the aquifer), farmers in the area who flaunted environmental conditions on their consent will be on edge for being linked to that cause. They might be held criminally liable for the death of Mrs. Sparksman. So would be the Council if it is found that they didn't take their enforcement role seriously and let farmers off the hook after being found in breach, and as a result be complicit  get in attempted murder, or in this case, murder. Environmental conditions on consents are there for a reason.
Hastings' mayor and the region's DHB will meet with the family of the woman who died during the Campylobacter outbreak in Havelock North.
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Did we really expect anything else? In a country where 'greed' drives the board room engine, they would do anything to put that extra dollar in their own pocket.

Another blot of New Zealand's 'green and clean' image.
A "dirty dozen" list released by the Morgan Foundation accuses New Zealand companies of knowingly cheating when offsetting pollution.
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Shortsighted planning for the future of Auckland. Don't they have brains?
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And Key would say: I don't know. You know, it's not that bad. We have a world class economy. (before he gets briefed on the issue). After that he will just say that the government is working on these issues.
Strident remarks by Stephen Jennings, one of New Zealand’s wealthiest citizens, on housing, education and the economy suggest that the even the business community is tiring of the government’s endless softly-softly, writes Duncan Greive. Over the past few days we’ve seen a startling insertion int
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Farmers have been increasing their output year after year, but pollution prevention has in many places not kept up. Getting the extra revenue is nice, but at what (and whose?) cost? Councils also turned a blind eye for compliance with resource consents, while the conditions on those consents may also be wanting.
A big black blot on the 'green and clean' image.
Opponents of intensive dairy farming are being accused of twisting the Havelock North gastro outbreak to push an anti-dairy agenda. Pictures of cattle graz
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This article focuses on 'what needs to be AFTER something like this happens'. What is much more important, is the need to protect our water sources. Councils have been irresponsibly slack with enforcing resource management and environmental compliance. Now it has been established that life stock is the source of the contamination, this should certainly be a wake-up call for ALL councils. They have been playing lottery or maybe more like Russian roulette. Hawkes Bay Council got shot down, but it could just as well have been (almost) every other Council.
OPINION: All councils should consider the security of vital infrastructure and how best to issue alerts.
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Watch for central government to use this as an opportunity to ram through the "need" for CCOs to take over things like water and roads.
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Another blot on New Zealand's 'green and clean' image. (And yes, it's just an image painted by the tourism board.)

The council might say now 'it should never happen again', but the contamination happened in the first place because their controls on and enforcement of environmental pollution are not followed and prosecutions hardly or never happen. Time to send a clear message to polluters. 
A gastro outbreak which has hit hundreds of people in Havelock North may have been caused by animal faeces entering the water supply, the district health board says.
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ECAN is a perfect example of this lack of care, 500 complaints to them in recent years about animal effluent in rivers and lakes, and zero prosecutions. One fine was handed out, for a negligible amount. That's really just telling the farmers it's perfectly acceptable to flout the law. But when the chief justice's husband is one of the farmers being caught allowing cattle to be in the water, and ECAN is a bunch of government appointed yes men, it it really surprising? :\
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Have the 'leaders' lost faith? (That god will protect, or that it is to test their faith)
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36901897
Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist representatives call for more security at places of worship after the jihadist murder of an elderly priest in his own church.
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Karma suckers... you guys have advocating enough violence yourselves during the ages...
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Feeling at home in my natural state. I also believe that the following quote was written for me: "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
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My work involves trying to keep people safe by promoting a safety-conscious approach to what ever we do, including the handling of dangerous goods (or hazardous substances as they are called in New Zealand). I prefer to enjoy nature without a (wet) piece of textile around part of my body. I try to do my bit in protecting the environment by not leaving my rubbish behind and most of the time collecting a bag or two of rubbish from the beach before going home.
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