This is what you get when you have a dodgy ratbag for a Mayor

Aldo Miccio is a ratbag local politician and he has featured in more than a few posts here at Whaleoil.

The other day there was the news that the Council was spilling raw sewage into the ocean and now it has happened again.

Following Sunday’s sewage leak that saw 15,000 cubic metres discharged into the Nelson Haven, the city council has confirmed another spill yesterday afternoon.

A further break in the Atawhai Drive sewer main was discovered at 1.20pm near Miyazu Gardens and Whakatu Marae.

It is not known at this stage whether the cause of the two leaks are related. The cause of the leak will be determined once repairs are complete.

Miyazu Gardens remains open as normal and there is no danger to the public. 

The swim ban remains in place after Sunday’s first sewer main break, and the public is advised again not to swim or have water contact in the Haven area until further notice.

This includes collecting shellfish from the area, which is banned at all times.

Warning signs remain erected at the Haven and the ban will remain in force until the discharge is completely cleared.

The council will notify the public when the swim ban is removed.

The repair to Sunday’s sewer main break was completed at 4.30am on Monday.

Instead of trying to push through dodgy property deal perhaps the mayor might like to sort out the sewer system.


Do you want:

  • Ad-free access?
  • Access to our very popular daily crossword?
  • Access to Incite Politics magazine articles?
  • Access to Podcasts?
  • Access to Political Polls?

Our subscribers’ financial support is the reason why we have been able to offer our latest service; Audio blogs. 

Click Here  to support us and watch the number of services grow.

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

48%