Tasman Leader : July 4th 2013
22 THE TASMAN LEADER, JULY 4, 2013 NEWS MASSIVE SPORTS SHOE AND APPAREL CLEARANCE CNR BRIDGE & RUTHERFORD STREET PHONE 546 7876 SMITHSONLINE.CO.NZ AND MUCH MUCH MORE!!! Win an iPad2! Purchase anything from Smiths Sports Shoes and you could Win an iPad2 Get in fast as promotion time is limited n miths Sp o rts KIDS' SHOES FROM $39.95 50 UP TO MON-FRI 9AM - 5.30PM SAT 9AM - 4PM SUN 10AM - 4PM % OFF 5454922AB All welcome to aid restoration Have an interest in helping restore the environ- ment we live and play in? Forest & Bird is holding a meeting at Motueka s Community House on Wednesday, July 10, featur- ing two speakers for the evening, Helen Lindsay and Paul Mosley. Helen will talk about the wetland restoration project at Otuwhero Wetland near Marahau which is run by the Otuwhero Trust and where members working with the Department of Conservation have been planting trees, trapping and carrying out weed control throughout the wetland. The work s next major step will be the removing a large stand of willows blocking the Otuwhero Stream and replanting the stream banks with native species. Paul will introduce Forest & Bird s new resto- ration project at Tapu Bay, near Kaiteriteri. So if you re looking for a reason to put on your gumboots and get involved in your community come to Community House from 7.30pm. Farming excused Tasman District Council has rejected farm- ing as a cause for Richmond s contaminated drinking water. The annual Drinking Water in New Zealand survey showed Richmond was one of the areas with E coli in the water supply, indicating it had faecal contamination. The Green Party said the increase nationally in people drinking unclean water -- up 20,000 to 92,000 -- was most likely caused by intensified farming, as some of the worst results were in small, rural towns. However, the district council has rejected that as a cause in Richmond, which has twice had boil water notices issued. The unclean water in December 2011 was cau- sed by the big flood, and in January this year the source of E coli found at the reservoir creek on Richmond hill could not be identified, council spokesman Chris Choat said. A new $4.19 million water treatment plant with ultraviolet disinfection is to be built in lower Queen St for the Richmond and Waimea supply. It is expected to be commissioned at the end of next year. Water for Richmond comes from a bore field opposite NPI and is also pumped up to a number of reservoirs in the Richmond hills. The Waimea bore field is below the stock car circuit near the river. Water from there is then pumped up to a reservoir in the Richmond hills. The water was tested three times a week, Chris said. In the January case the E coli reading was very low but the boil water notice had been issued as a precautionary measure. Medical officer of health Jill Sherwood said there had been an issue with the Richmond water supply in several instances in the past two years where a bore was found to be contaminated and the council had kept the Public Health Service informed throughout its response.
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