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

 


Horizons confirms position around consent review

26 March 2014

Horizons confirms position around consent review

Horizons Regional Council has confirmed its position on the review of consent conditions for Palmerston North City Council’s Totara Road Wastewater Treatment Plant, stating the importance of reducing adverse effects on aquatic life in the Manawatu River downstream of the plant.

The review process was entered into by both Horizons and PNCC as a result of significant algal growth downstream of the treatment plant’s discharge.

“The review has been a lengthy process, however it is essential to get it right as the health of the Manawatu River is important to our Region,” says Horizons chief executive, Michael McCartney,

“We are thankful to the community for their patience and appreciate the work the city council has done so far. The next step is to proceed through a hearing process,”

“Currently we believe the river is suffering from significant adverse effects downstream of the sewage treatment plant and we are looking for a solution to avoid those effects.”

A total of 39 submissions were received with a pre hearing for submitters to be held prior to Easter with a full hearing to be set later this year. Independent commissioners will hear all points of view and will make a decision based on the evidence received.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Royals: The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall To Visit

Prime Minister John Key welcomes today’s announcement that the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit New Zealand in November. This will be the second joint visit for Their Royal Highnesses to New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Tracey Martin Replaced: Ron Mark Is New New Zealand First Deputy Leader

Clayton Mitchell was the successful candidate for the Associate Whip position. Winston Peters was re-elected as Leader by the Caucus. Ron Mark was elected as the Deputy Leader with effect from 10am, Friday, 3rd July. More>>

ALSO:

Rebuild Rebrand: "Regenerate Christchurch" To Replace CERA

The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes control of the rebuild, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

ALSO:

Nauru: Scholars Urge Minister To Act On Deteriorating Democracy

“Since the 2013 election in Nauru, there has been a series of disturbing developments on the islands that indicate a severe deterioration in the state of its parliamentary democracy and in the rule of law,” say the scholars. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: NZ Begins Presidency Of UN Security Council

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the start of New Zealand’s month-long Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in New York. More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Cash For Charter Schools, Mould For State Schools

“Recently released financial statements show the Whangarei charter school He Puna Marama received $3.9 million in government funding to the end of last year. Yet their audited accounts show they only spent $1.4 million on education, leaving almost $2.5 million over two years unaccounted for." More>>

ALSO:

Kiwirail Plans Shift From Electric: National Urged Not To Take Backwards Step

The National Government shouldn’t drag New Zealand backwards by replacing its climate friendly electric trains with carbon-polluting diesel trains, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Capital Connection:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news