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Stay out of water and don’t gather shellfish

Media Release

17 July 2014

Stay out of water and don’t gather shellfish

The public are asked to stay out of the upper Whangarei Harbour for the next five days and to avoid gathering shellfish in the harbour for the next 28 days because of a sewage spill from a broken sewer pipe on Rewarewa Road.

People who have contact with sewage-contaminated water should always thoroughly wash and dry their hands with soap and water afterwards. Open cuts or sores should be kept clean and covered with waterproof sticking plasters. If a cut develops redness, swelling, or infection seek immediate medical attention


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