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


Stock Truck Effluent Station Planned for Manunui

Stock Truck Effluent Station Planned for Manunui

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) has given the go ahead to the installation of a stock truck effluent (STE) disposal station in Manunui.

The STE disposal station will be situated near the junction of SH4 and SH41 opposite the fertilizer works in Manunui.

RDC Land Transport Manager, Warren Furner, said that the building of the STE disposal station in Manunui is part of a national approach to addressing the problem of stock effluent spilling on to roads and the associated road safety and environmental issues.

“The North Island STE Steering Group produced a list of 41 proposed STE disposal station sites of which the Manunui location was one,” he said.

“The STE disposal station network makes an important contribution toward improving both national road safety and environmental sustainability.”

Mr Furner said that the NZ Transport Agency will undertake construction of the project and then retain ownership of the asset while RDC will oversee on-going operations and maintenance as part of our land transport activity.

“Significantly all construction and operational costs associated with the project will be funded out of the regional land transport program and such not impact on Council’s land transport budget.”

“The Manunui STE disposal station is expected to be built by the end of June,” he said.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Prisons Grow: Government Approves Plans For Increased Prison Capacity

Despite significant progress in reducing crime the number of prisoners has increased faster than projected. This is because the proportion of offenders charged with serious crimes has risen, meaning more people are being remanded in custody and serving more of their sentences in prison. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Plastic Bag Activism, And Street Harassment

Amusing to see the Act Party experiencing another outbreak of young fogey-ism. What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, calling for a 15 cents levy on plastic bags to reduce pollution. More>>


Unclear Weapons: US Navy Ship Cleared To Visit NZ For Navy's 75th

United States Navy ship, the USS Sampson, has been given clearance to visit New Zealand next month by Prime Minister John Key... “The process for considering the visit by the USS Sampson is the same as that used for all ships attending the International Naval Review." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news