More bovine bathers continue to elude Regional Council
Thu, Feb 06 2014
God help us if land
use intensification brings more cows to Hawke’s Bay.
Regional Council can’t keep track of the ones we have
The cows pictured below celebrated Waitangi Day
with a wade in the Tukituki, just downstream of the Red
Bridge. Not the first time … indeed this seems to be a
favourite watering hole of the bovine bathers.
for big version.
Three weeks ago we featured cows in the
Tutaekuri. Maybe they’re all part of the same scofflaw
Roy Boonen, who spotted the Tutaekuri cows in Clive
(neither of these locations is exactly at a remote fringe of
the region), raised the obvious question: “…if the HBRC
cannot even manage to keep it’s own cows out of the rivers
within it’s own ‘backyard’, then what confidence can
we have in their ability to manage the safety of HB rivers
when they are planning to dramatically increase the number
of cows in the Hawke’s
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