See what happens when you have dodgy ratbag for mayor

We have blogged about Nelson’s dodgy ratbag mayor, Aldo Miccio before. His dodgy property deal finally fell over last week (look Tracy, a link) after councillors walked out. [Look Tracy, a quote from your article]

A walkout by Nelson city councillors at a meeting yesterday dissolved attempts to make headway on the sale of Wakatu Square.

The lack of a quorum after councillors Rachel Reese, Ian Barker and Jeff Rackley left the council chamber meant the meeting to deliberate on submissions to the proposed sale of the central city land was left hanging until Thursday – the final meeting of this term of council.

Now shit is flowing into the sea on the watch of their ratbag mayor. 

About 15,000 cubic metres of raw sewage has flowed into an area of mudflats at Nelson after a sewer main leak this morning.

The public are advised not to swim, be in contact with water, or collect shellfish at the Nelson Haven tidal inlet until further notice.

Nelson City Council said a large leak on the sewer main near Corder Park pump station was discovered at 7.20am.

It resulted in 12,000 to 15,000 cu m of untreated sewage being discharged. Repair work was underway and expected to continue all day, the council said.

Warning signs were put up and the swimming ban was expected to remain in force until several tidal flushes had cleared the sewage.

The council will notify the public when it is safe to swim again.


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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

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