Wastewater fill lands local companies in hot water

Two Warkworth companies and one individual are being prosecuted under the Resource Management Act, for allegedly dumping fill from a Watercare construction site in Snells Beach onto a property in Kaipara Flats.

The defendants, who have not been named, are due to make their first appearance in the Auckland District Court later this month.

The issue was first raised with Watercare in June last year by Rodney Councillor Greg Sayers, who noticed heavy sedimentation in a stream that ran under the road bridge in Old Woodcocks Road, Kaipara Flats, and eventually into the Mahurangi Rive...

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