Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Raetihi Raw Ater Line Repairs Now Complete

Raetihi Raw Ater Line Repairs Now Complete

The raw water line from the Makara Stream supplying Raetihi is now fully operational following repairs on Wednesday and Friday last week.

Ruapehu District Council Environmental Manager, Anne Maire Westcott, said that the raw water line was coming toward the end of its useful life and as such there was potential for these types of issues to occur.

“The breaks to the line allowed air into the system which made the water from resident’s taps appear murky,” she said.

“The murkiness of the water was never a health issue as it is only air.”

“Leaving the water to stand will see the murkiness clear in due course.”

Ms Westcott noted that residents may now notice some turbidity in their water. “Flushing of the lines following the repairs used up the reservoir meaning new water coming in has not been able to settle for the normal period.”

“As we catch up with treated water production any turbidity will dissipate,” she said.

Ms Westcott added that as an added precaution at this time council has enacted additional monitoring of the network water quality. “Initial test results indicate that there are no problems with the water quality.”

“Council has however received some calls concerning the taste and odour of the water,” she said.

“These relate to the Makara being a smaller water source and the time of year.”

“Raetihi residents can be assured that their reticulated water is safe to drink.”

Ms Westcott said that council apologises for any concerns felt by residents with these current issues.

“We appreciate that with the diesel contamination last year Raetihi residents have had enough of any issues relating to their water supply.”

“Unfortunately with a reticulated network of the age of Raetihi’s incidents such as this are always possible,” she said.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Gordon Campbell: On John Key’s Trip To Iraq

In the embedded press coverage on this trip, the absence so far of any evaluation of the wider context of what New Zealand thinks it is doing at Camp Taji has been striking. More>>


Labour: Parata Puts Brakes On Charter School Appraisal

“When the Ministry of Education recommended they compare the achievements of children at charter schools to those of their counterparts at state schools, the documents show Hekia Parata specifically prohibited them from doing so." More>>


Bad Day For Universities: Gun, Bomb Threats On Three Campuses

Dunedin Police are continuing their investigation into the threat made against the University of Otago. Staff are following a number of lines of inquiry, and police are working to verify the authenticity and source of the post. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Deal Reached In Atlanta

Yes, the TPP has helped to knock a few points off the tariffs facing our exporters. Yet some of those alleged dollar gains may well have been made regardless over time – and without the negative baggage of the concessions in the non-trade areas (intellectual property, copyright extensions, investor-state dispute mechanisms etc) that the TPP deal also brings in its wake. More>> (Cartoon by Dave Wolland)

Public Summaries:


Wellington.Scoop: Serco – First The Prisons, And Now It Wants To Run The Trains

As the government continues its inquiry into Serco’s discredited administration of Mt Eden prison in Auckland, here in Wellington there’s further scrutiny of the British outsourcing company – because it’s competing to take over the running of our commuter trains. More>>


Pre-Signing: Gordon Campbell On The TPP Countdown

To date, the Key government has been unwilling to share any information about this TPP deal until it is too late for outraged public opinion to affect the outcome... the disclosure process is likely to consist of a similarly skewed and careful exercise in spin. More>>


Australia Deportations: English Relaxed On Immigration Centre Conditions

Labour's Annette King: “There have been numerous reports from inside these detention centres on just how bad conditions are... If they were being held in any other foreign jail, I imagine Mr English would be somewhat concerned. More>>


Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)

  • ALSO:

    ECE Report:

    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news