Stop pouring poo in our rivers


The extremely dodgy Hawkes Bay Regional Council have taken their eye off the ball and have let the Central Hawkes Bay District Council waste ten years and not build a sewerage system that pours poo into our rivers.

Sources in Hawkes Bay say that there was a private Environment Court case bought against the CHBDC in 2004, which gave Central Hawkes Bay 10 years to stop pouring poo into the rivers.

Central Hawkes Bay did almost nothing and then panicked near the end of the consent and built a half arsed solution that does not work.

HBRC group manager resource management Iain Maxwell said his council did not play any part in the final selection of the wastewater treatment option or its design, and its role was now to ensure CHBDC met the required standards.  

He said it was too early to know whether a full prosecution against CHBDC was warranted.

This council was too tight to build a proper sewerage treatment system, yet was willing to invest millions buying water from the Dodgy Socialist Dam.

The Central Hawkes Bay District Council is a disgrace and the mayor and councillors should resign for failure to do their job properly.

What is worse is the Hawkes Bat Regional Council are just as bad, here they are policing one council when their own proposals would see even higher nutrient levels, essentially turning the Tukituki River toxic.

They are all just more reasons we need recall elections for our halfwit local body politicians.


– HB Today


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  • Peter

    Once again a good solution solution is irrigation to land. After all irrigation is what CHB needs right? nMind you Turangi discharges its waste water through wetlands and that system works really well.

  • Damon Mudgway

    If Fonterra keep returning low dividends to Dairy farmers we may see the whole leaching debate a mute point anyway.

  • cows4me

    It’s more about building little empires, feathering ones nest, having a big smile on your face and thinking “I’m all right jack, I’ve made it”.

  • Brian of Mt Wellington

    You would think a sewerage system would be more important than a dam that is causing all sorts of trouble. Could you imagine if I tried to let something flow into the same river. The council would be on you like a ton of bricks and trying to prosecute the backside off me. Nowadays it seems to be 1 law for the council and another law for the rest of us. It is dodgy when they are the ones making most of these local laws and bylaws.

    • More like a tonne of poo…and that might be another strategy for them to reduce their obligations…

  • Peter

    No its about the law. Sure you can discharge into a waterway. But it needs to be permitted or consented activity. The dam is no different. Or it would be built right now. In other countries they wouldnt be worried about such things. Theyd just build it…Arent we lucky to have some choice in these things.

  • andrewo

    I’ve seen enough of local government in NZ and waste water treatment plants in particular to know that there simply isn’t sufficient competence within many councils to manage their own affairs.

    The problem is exacerbated in rural regions by lack of funding: Maori refusing to pay rates (but defecating like the rest of us). Since it is essentially impossible to put a lien on Maori land they cannot be forced to pay rates. Thus councils in rural areas suffer a permanent shortfall of funding.

    You think this is a racist slur? Read on!

    • Chiefsfan73

      Wow, I never knew that.