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


Fuel leak into Waikato River traced to source

25 November 2019

Waikato Regional Council staff have this morning deployed booms to prevent the spread of fuel leaking from a stormwater pipe into the Waikato River.

Members of the public contacted the council about 8am after seeing a sheen on the water immediately below its Hamilton East offices.

Staff from the council’s incident response team were deployed, with the source of the fuel being identified – a 200 litre drum containing what appears to be waste oil on shared business premises on Grey Street.

The leak from the drum has been stopped and the circumstances of it being there are being looked into.

Photo: Booms deployed in the water this morning have helped to prevent the fuel from spreading further downstream on the Waikato River.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On How Women Are Suffering The Most From The Covid Economic Recession

Both here and abroad, the Covid-19 economic recession has been disastrous for women workers and their families. In November, young women below 30 in particular were feeling the consequences:

Of concern is the sustained deterioration in youth employment, particularly for females, with a -4.3% pa drop in filled jobs for females aged below 30, and a 3.9%pa drop for males aged below 30....More>>


A New Year: No politicians at Rātana in 2021

Annual celebrations at Rātana pā will be different this year, amid a decision to hold an internal hui for church adherents only… More>>


Covid: Border Exception for 1000 International Students

The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began....More>>





InfoPages News Channels