Disappearance of blue-green algae reiterated
January 18, 2013
Disappearance of blue-green algae
The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is
reassuring the public that three locations which earlier
contained a potentially toxic blue-green algae are now safe
ORC issued warnings to the public in December to
keep their distance from Lake Waihola, the Tomahawk lagoon,
and the Taieri River at Henley because of the presence of
ORC manager resource science Matt Hickey today
reiterated that water sampling at the three locations last
week confirmed that the blue-green algae had dissipated,
reducing the potential risk to people and animals of illness
through contact with the
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South Africa: Death Of Nelson Mandela
South African President Jacob Zuma:
Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed. He passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 20h50 on the 5th of December 2013.
He is now resting. He is now at peace.
Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss.
His tireless struggle for freedom earned him the respect of the world. His humility, his compassion, and his humanity earned him their love. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mandela family. To them we owe a debt of gratitude.
They have sacrificed much and endured much so that our people could be free. More>>